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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His never - ending sermon was as essential to experiencing the art as the holy words of communion that precede the sip of wine . The small congregation was united by a collective faith . " All that one group was able to do was done by ...
American art will never be the same again , " the New York Globe had declared , and for once the hyperbole was justified.45 From this point the American art world would develop a new orthodoxy , a new set of exemplary artists , and a ...
Her friends debated whether it was a suicide ( arguing that in life she had constantly courted death ) or murder by one of her many lovers ( she might have killed herself , but she would never kill her dog ) .
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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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