Assembling Art: The Machine and the American Avant-Garde

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Jackson, MS 2004 Hardbound. VG+, an as-new copy. As the machine age roared at full tilt in the early twentieth century, avant-garde artists saw opportunities to buck the past. ... In welcoming the new technologies, they created the art we now identify as modernist. Assembling Art gives a vivid account of this American avant-garde revolution in the production of art. Challenged by unprecedented technological advancement, artists embraced collage, montage, and the striking juxtaposition of incongruent materials and ideas. By appropriating disparate icons from visual and material culture-the skyscrapers of New York or the body of the black entertainer Josephine Baker or cigarette packaging-artists re-conceived and revitalized the relationship between art and life. There was no particular school of early American moderns. The artists" approaches were diverse, ironic, and individualistic. However, one phenomenon does seem to inform much of the work produced in this era: the pervasiveness and power of machine techn Read more Show Less

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An examination of early modernism's revolutionary alliance with the machine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578065950
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 1/13/2004
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 7.74 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Mechanical Muse
1 The Avant-Garde Automaton 3
2 Stripped to the Core: Man Ray's X-ray(ted) Automata 23
3 The Gendering of Still Life in the Machine Age 45
4 Stuart Davis's "Tobacco Pictures" 63
5 The Constructed Self: Machine Age Portraiture 87
6 Expatriate Portraiture: Alexander Calder and Josephine Baker in Paris 109
7 The "Jazzing" of the American Avant-Garde 133
8 Expatriates of the Jazz Age: Gerald Murphy, Cole Porter, and the Ballets Suedois 152
Epilogue: Transatlantic Exchange 170
Notes 182
Bibliography 188
Index 199
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