Creative Composites : Modernism, Race, and the Stieglitz Circle, Hardback Book

Creative Composites : Modernism, Race, and the Stieglitz Circle Hardback

Part of the The Phillips Collection Book Prize Series series

Description

In turn-of-the-century New York, the photographer and modern art impresario Alfred Stieglitz and his allies embraced a racialized aesthetic discourse in their expressions of identity in the modern era.

This book examines the often-neglected role played by immigrant artists and critics in the Stieglitz circle, including Japanese-German author Sadakichi Hartmann, Mexican-born caricaturist Marius de Zayas and English Sri-Lankan curator Ananda Coomaraswamy, as well as better-known U.S.-born painters, including Arthur Dove and Georgia O'Keeffe.

Creative Composites argues for a new understanding of early American modernism as a "composite modernism".

It analyzes episodes in the Stieglitz circle's use of diverse new media - photography, caricature, film, and collage - to frame their modernist practice as part of the ongoing national dilemma of integrating difference.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 271 pages, 10 color illustrations, 92 b-w photographs
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780520272491

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