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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Steichen brought the painter Katherine Dreier , Alfred Stieglitz , and the young collector Agnes Ernst . The young modernist Manierre Dawson arrived one Saturday evening in 1910 with a small painting under his arm and made the first ...
... Robert Minor , Boardman Robinson , and Art Young . In his informal , unpaid role as the magazine's art editor , John Sloan skillfully led this cadre with confidence and an unwavering commitment to socialist principles .
If Henderson informed her that she had deterred an aspiring poet , Monroe would chase after the devastated young writer and invite him for lunch . Henderson warned one of the new office girls ( all of whom had to publish something in ...
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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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