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Modernist Abstraction and the Abstract Art: Four Saints and the Queer Composition of America's Sound

Nadine Hubbs

in The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241848
eISBN:
9780520937956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241848.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson's opera Four Saints in Three Acts. It suggests that this opera was a landmark collaborative creation of U.S. modernist artists engaged in ... More


Form as Revolt: Carl Einstein and the Ground of Modern Art

Sebastian Zeidler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702082
eISBN:
9781501701900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702082.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

The German writer and art critic Carl Einstein (1885–1940) has long been acknowledged as an important figure in the history of modern art, and yet he is often sidelined as an enigma. This book ... More


An Era of Grand Ambitions: Sam Rodia and California Modernism

Richard Cándida Smith

in Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257966
eISBN:
9780823268924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257966.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the conception of Rodia as the quintessential modernist artist of California, an inspiration who influenced the state's cultural life fully equal to that of any other visual ... More


Beleaguered Modernists: Hemingway, Stevens, and the Left

Milton A. Cohen

in Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033556
eISBN:
9780813038353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033556.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter expands the focus from the personal to the political by comparing Hemingway to Wallace Stevens. Despite their 1936 fistfight, the two writers suffered a similar crisis of conscience that ... More


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