Strange bedfellows: the first American avant-garde

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Abbeville Press, 1991 - Art - 439 pages
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Art, like politics, makes for strange bedfellows indeed, and the development of an avant-garde in the U.S. depended as much on socializing as on aesthetics. This lively social history recounts the adventures and amours of America's first practitioners of the modern arts. Diagrams of the convoluted relationships, a chronology, a cast of characters, and much more shed additional light on an immensely appealing period. 220 illustrations, 20 in color.

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this is a great account of early 20th century 'circles' of intellectuals, artists, and generally oddballs. Author does a great job charting relationships among people like Eugene O'Neill, Max Eastman and Floyd Dell, Emma Goldman, and so on... Read full review

Contents

THE SELLING OF BOHEMIA
212
NEW YORK HOSTS TOUTLE MONDE
237
NEW BATTLES
282
Copyright

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Watson is the author of Strange Bedfellows. The first American Avant-Garde and the Harlem Renaissance. Hub of African-Amer culture, 1920-1930.

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