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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25 With everyone living in each other ' s backyard , swimming together in Cubist -
patterned outfits or without any clothes at all , eating at Polly ' s and drinking Cook
' s flagons of wine , Glaspell observed , " We were as a new family . " 26 That ...
114 . Sloan , in Louis Untermeyer , From Another World ( New York : Harcourt ,
Brace , 1939 ) , p . 44 . Eastman was not paid for his first two years ; thereafter he
was paid thirty - five dollars a week . 115 . Eastman , Enjoyment of Living , p .
George Cram Cook , " New York Letter , " Chicago Evening Post , May 27 , 1914 .
32 . Sloan , in Eastman , Enjoyment of Living , p . 550 . 33 . Sloan , in Rebecca
Zurier , Art for the Masses ( 1911 – 1917 ) : A Radical Magazine and Its Graphics
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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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