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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Susan Glaspell , one of the Monist Society's more devoted members , observed , " We were the queer fish of the town ; get the queer fish into one pond and it's a queer pond — but it moves the water around . " 11 At the meetings of the ...
As Dodge observed , " life was built up around the productions of the dead , " and that included the ancient villas , the churches filled with frescoes , and the old family names — the Rucellai , the Serristori , the Antinori — that ...
As Hutchins Hapgood observed , " They had nothing to lose but their chains . " 92 The prototypical New Man championed the feminist demands and encouraged his brethren to reject the masculine failings of competition , materialism , and ...
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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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