Creative Composites : Modernism, Race, and the Stieglitz Circle Hardback
by Lauren Kroiz
Part of the The Phillips Collection Book Prize Series series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 271 pages, 10 color illustrations, 92 b-w photographs
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 18/09/2012
- Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780520272491