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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Dodge described the role as " a femme du monde whose wheel of life is society , " and who judged her guests by title , hereditary honors , beauty , and wit ( in descending order of importance ) . ' As Virgil Thomson later observed ...
The diversity of these guests was evident in their clothing , which ranged from Liberty silks and diamonds to batik shirtwaists , from formal black greatcoats to flannel shirts with rolled collars . Dodge , gazing demurely from beneath ...
Guests arrived at seven o'clock and tarried in the yellow reception room for an hour , entertained only by themselves , the Boston Transcript handed to them by the maid , and the Monet painting of Battersea Bridge that hung over the ...
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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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