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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Women rejected corseted wasp waists and constricting hobble skirts in favor of
smocks or loose - fitting suits in vivid colors that ran the spectrum from bilious
yellow - green to bright magenta . Batik was especially popular , and sandals
Feminism Although the feminist movement encompassed supporters of women '
s right to vote , called suffragists , feminists attempted to improve women ' s
position in all aspects of life , not just politics . They were sometimes called ...
Modern poetry had always been run by women , but modern art was still a male
domain . At the Independents show women were newly visible because of their
numbers ( 414 women and 821 men exhibited ) and because of their work . One
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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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