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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Beginning in the fall of 1910 another circle of modernists began to meet each Sunday afternoon . In the middle - class Parisian suburb of Puteaux , behind the studios of František Kupka , Raymond DuchampVillon , and Jacques Villon ...
Stieglitz invited the painter to exhibit in a group show in March 1910 that marked the beginning of his public career . Dove later called Stieglitz " one who has always known " and wrote , " I could not have existed as a painter without ...
And one of the evidences of it is that we are beginning to hew new pathways for ourselves in this most intimate thing - Poetry , and to free ourselves from the tutelage of another nation . ... Our artists are only just beginning to dare ...
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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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