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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Something about the natural light that filtered into the Little Galleries of the Photo
- Secession — commonly known as 291 — seemed hallowed . Many visitors
regarded this place as a modern chapel . At the center of the largest room ( fifteen
Each seemed to hope that his or her particular enthusiasm was about to flower , "
Mabel Dodge recalled . ' But the zeitgeist had darkened . The high - spirited
drinking seemed boozier that summer of 1915 , the romances more toxically
Within the avant - garde community , however , she embodied the most radical of
personality experiments . In the world of Dada she was not just a baroness , she
was queen . Katherine Dreier seemed an unlikely supporter of Dada 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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