Strange Bedfellows: The First American Avant-garde
This book tells the story of the first American avant-garde in art, poetry and the theatre. The people discussed in this book include Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Marcel Duchamp and the Stettheimer sisters. The author suggests that this exchange of ideas transformed modern culture. Quotations from letters, diaries and interviews enliven this history. The development of the avant-garde depended as much on social intercourse, whether sexual, suppressed or platonic, as on aesthetics. By the time of the 1913 Armory Show, bohemia had made a home for itself in New York's Greenwich Village.
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An international assortment of artists lingered over café crèmes on the terrace , or drank with the German artists at the Dôme's zinc bar , or retired to its back rooms to play billiards or join the continuous all - American poker game ...
Established artists renovated stables on Washington Mews and MacDougal Alley ; younger artists found cheaper studios on side streets such as Waverly Place , Minetta Lane , Gay Street , Christopher Street , Carmine Street , Patchin Place ...
The artists who organized the Society of Independent Artists in 1917 descended from both sides of this transatlantic parentage . One group , drawn from Henri's protégés , was resolutely American . Heading this cadre was William Glackens ...
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Exhaustive, rollicking, and fascinating account of the poets, artists, patrons, and bohemians who brought, developed, and promoted modernism in/to America. Highly recommended. Volledige review lezen
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This book chronicles the rise of American modernism through a "group portrait of a small band of cultural renegades'' who comprised avant-garde circles from 1913 to 1917 in New York, Cambridge ... Volledige review lezen
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