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 .
Eastman , Enjoyment of Living , p . 443. Eastman's description of Dell at the Masses suggests his imperturbability : " He would sit down in the midst of all the earand - cortex - splitting roar and riot of a press room , where I could ...
Sloan , in Eastman , Enjoyment of Living , p . 550 . 33. Sloan , in Rebecca Zurier , Art for the Masses ( 19111917 ) : A Radical Magazine and Its Graphics ( New Haven , Conn .: Yale University Art Gallery , 1985 ) . p . 35 . 34.
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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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