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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Charles Vezin , President of the Art Students League , commenting on the Armory Show in February 1913 Strange Bedfellows : The First American Avant - Garde presents a group portrait of a small band of cultural renegades who flourished ...
In the years before the formation of the American avant - garde , the National Academy of Design seemed incapable of responding to change , American poetry had lain fallow for a generation , and theater consisted of little more than ...
tended by the enlightened rich and the bohemian poor , these gatherings became an instrumental feature of avant - garde life . Describing the importance of the salon hostess , Hutchins Hapgood observed , " Her personality may be made ...
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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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