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Author Latimer, Tirza True, author
Title Eccentric modernisms : making differences in the history of American art / Tirza True Latimer
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  N6512.5.M63 L38 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020531919
Descript x, 338 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 27 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-155) and index
Introduction : "eccentric propositions" -- Dix portraits -- Four saints in three acts -- View, American issues -- Conclusion : "how to look at modern art in America"
"'What if we ascribe significance to aesthetic and social divergences rather than waving them aside as anomalous? What if we look closely at what does not appear central, or appears peripherally, or does not appear at all, viewing ellipses, outliers, absences, and outtakes as significant?' Eccentric Modernisms places queer demands on art history, tracing the relational networks connecting cosmopolitan eccentrics who cultivated discrepant strains of modernism in America during the 1930s and 1940s. Building on the author's earlier studies of Gertrude Stein and other lesbians who participated in transatlantic cultural exchanges between the world wars, this book moves in a different direction, focusing primarily on the gay men who formed Stein's support network and whose careers, in turn, she helped to launch, including the neo-romantic painters Pavel Tchelitchew and writer/editor Charles Henri Ford. Eccentric Modernisms shows how these 'eccentric modernists' bucked trends by working collectively, reveling in disciplinary promiscuity, and sustaining creative affiliations across national and cultural boundaries"--Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Latimer, Tirza True, author. Eccentric modernisms Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520963658 (DLC) 2016021461
Subject Modernism (Art) -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Homosexuality and art -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Gay artists -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Eccentrics and eccentricities in art
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