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Author Blyn, Robin
Title Freak-garde : Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America
Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2013
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Note Cover -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction. Unbecoming Subjects: Freak Shows and the American Avant-garde -- 1 A Curious Education: Mark Twain's Corporate Persons -- 2 Between Silence and Sound: The Lon Chaney Sensation -- 3 Decadence in the Age of Fascism: Djuna Barnes's Freak Dandies -- 4 Dada in Hollywood: Nathanael West's Human Machines -- 5 The Biology of Revolution: Mapping Mutation with Diane Arbus -- Coda. Barnum & Bailey & Barney: Freak Show at the Guggenheim -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
The Freak-garde traces the arts of the freak show from P. T. Barnum to Matthew Barney, demonstrating how a form of mass culture entertainment became the basis for a distinctly American avant-garde tradition. Robin Blyn establishes innovative approaches to American avant-garde practices and embodiment and lays the foundation for a more nuanced understanding of the disruptive potential of art under capitalism
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Blyn, Robin Freak-garde : Extraordinary Bodies and Revolutionary Art in America Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press,c2013 9780816678174
Subject Arts -- United States -- Experimental methods.;Arts, American -- 20th century -- Themes, motives.;Freak shows
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