Out of this Century

Author: Peggy Guggenheim

Publisher: Bookthrift Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 464

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Peggy Guggenheim tells of her bourgeois and eccentric family, her pre-war years in Europe, her relationships with Laurence Vail, Samuel Beckett, and other famous people, and her renowned New York gallery

Confessions Of an Art Addict

Author: Peggy Guggenheim

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: 9780880015769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 175

View: 6497


A patron of art since the 1930s, Peggy Guggenheim, in a candid self-portrait, provides an insider's view of the early days of modern art, with revealing accounts of her eccentric wealthy family, her personal and professional relationships, and often surprising portrayals of the artists themselves. Here is a book that captures a valuable chapter in the history of modern art, as well as the spirit of one of its greatest advocates.

Out of this Century

Author: Peggy Guggenheim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233001388

Category: Art patrons

Page: 396

View: 9850


Known as 'the Mistress of modern art', Peggy Guggenheim was a passionate collector and major patron. She amassed one of the most important collections of early 20th century European and American art embracing cubism, surrealism and expressionism. A 'poor little rich girl', (her father, Benjamin, went down with the Titanic in 1912), she was magnetically drawn to the avant-garde artistic community of Paris. She bought works by, and befriended, such artists as Picasso, Duchamp, Man Ray and Dali. In 1938 she opened her first gallery of modern art in London, followed by the 'Art of this Century' gallery in New York. Then, after a 4-year marriage to Max Ernst, she returned to Europe, setting up her collection in Venice where she lived until her death in 1979. This is the fascinating autobiography of a society heiress who became the bohemian doyenne of the art world. Written in her own words it is the frank and outspoken story of her life and loves: her stormy relationships with such men as Max Ernst and Jackson Pollock, of artistic discoveries and the excitement of promoting great work. seminal period of art history, and the ultimate self-invented woman.

Landscape with Figures

Author: Malcolm Goldstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019513673X

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 385

View: 6535


This first history of art dealing in the United States follows the profession from 18th-century portrait and picture salesmen in the colonies to the high-profile, jet-set gallery owners of today. 40 illustrations.

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Author: Joan M. Marter

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195335791

Category: Art

Page: 3140

View: 2583


Where is American art in the new millennium? At the heart of all cultural developments is diversity. Access through recent technology engenders interaction with artists from around the world. The visual arts in the United States are bold and pulsating with new ideas.

Hayford Hall

Author: Elizabeth Podnieks,Sandra Chait

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809326464

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 768


In this innovative approach to modernist British and American women’s literature, essayists focus on Hayford Hall, a remote country estate in Devonshire, England, rented by Peggy Guggenheim and inhabited by a coterie of literary friends in the summers of 1932 and 1933. As a critical treatment of the living and writing that unfolded at the estate, Hayford Hall: Hangovers, Erotics, and Modernist Aesthetics asserts that female modernists who gathered there integrated public art with their private lives, thus making their personal writing works of experimental aesthetics. Central to the literary discussions, the drinking, and the erotic play that filled the evenings at Hayford Hall were John Holms, Guggenheim’s British lover; Djuna Barnes, who wrote her masterpiece Nightwood at the estate; Antonia White, British author best known for her convent novel Frost in May; and Emily Coleman, whose novel The Shutter of Snow was based on her own experiences of madness and institutionalization. Drawing on archival materials to bring crucial sources to a wider audience, the essays, contributed by scholars from Britain, Germany, Canada, and the United States, each add a different perspective on the writers and suggest that a specifically female kind of lived modernism started to emerge at Hayford Hall. They argue that the writers challenged the sexual, textual, and spiritual mores of the day, both in life and on the page.

Arrival Cities

Author: Burcu Dogramaci,Mareike Hetschold,Laura Karp Lugo,Rachel Lee,Helene Roth

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9462702268

Category: Art

Page: 440

View: 3279


Exile and migration played a critical role in the diffusion and development of modernism around the globe, yet have long remained largely understudied phenomena within art historiography. Focusing on the intersections of exile, artistic practice and urban space, this volume brings together contributions by international researchers committed to revising the historiography of modern art. It pays particular attention to metropolitan areas that were settled by migrant artists in the first half of the 20th century. These arrival cities developed into hubs of artistic activities and transcultural contact zones where ideas circulated, collaborations emerged, and concepts developed. Taking six major cities as a starting point – Bombay (now Mumbai), Buenos Aires, Istanbul, London, New York, and Shanghai –the authors explore how urban topographies and landscapes were modified by exiled artists re-establishing their practices in metropolises across the world. Questioning the established canon of Western modernism, Arrival Cities investigates how the migration of artists to different urban spaces impacted their work and the historiography of art. In doing so, it aims to encourage the discussion between international scholars from different research fields, such as exile studies, art history, social history, architectural history, architecture, and urban studies.

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art

Author: Ann Lee Morgan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442276681

Category: Art

Page: 570

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The Historical Dictionary of Contemporary Art details the history of contemporary art through a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 900 cross-referenced entries on important artists, styles, terms, and movements.

Fictions of Autonomy

Author: Andrew Goldstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199861129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 221

View: 2818


Fictions of Autonomy presents a revisionary account of aesthetic autonomy and transnational modernism with a range of readings that includes works by Wilde, Eliot, Joyce, Barnes, and Stevens alongside writings by theorists like Adorno and de Man.