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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Just as Stieglitz depended on the patronage of Agnes Ernst Meyer , so Daniels was supported from the beginning by the purchases of the collector Ferdinand Howald , 54 An interior - decorating firm called the Carroll Galleries opened at ...
6 The disagreement within the Independents directors continued up to the final hours before the show opened . When an emergency meeting was called to decide Fountain's fate , the stormy emotional reactions split along predictable lines ...
The museum opened on November 7 , 1929 , in three small twelfth - floor rooms in the Heckscher Building , whose entrance at Fifty - seventh Street and Fifth Avenue was crowded with " the socially elect " in cloche hats and black tie .
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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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