The New York Schools of Music and the Visual Arts

The New York Schools of Music and the Visual Arts

by Steven Johnson, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Willem De Kooning
     
 

Musicians and artists have always shared mutual interests and exchanged theories of art and creativity. This exchange climaxed just after World War II, when a group of New York-based musicians, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and David Tudor, formed friendships with a group of painters. The latter group, now known collectively as either the New

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Musicians and artists have always shared mutual interests and exchanged theories of art and creativity. This exchange climaxed just after World War II, when a group of New York-based musicians, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and David Tudor, formed friendships with a group of painters. The latter group, now known collectively as either the New York School or the Abstract Expressionists, included Jackson Pollock, Willem deKooning, Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, Phillip Guston, and William Baziotes. The group also included a younger generation of artists-particularly Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns-that stood somewhat apart from the Abstract Expressionists. This group of painters created what is arguably the first significant American movement in the visual arts. Inspired by the artists, the New York School composers accomplished a similar feat. By the beginning of the 1960s, the New York Schools of art and music had assumed a position of leadership in the world of art. For anyone interested in the development of 20th century art, music, and culture, The New York Schools of Music and Art will make for illuminating reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815333647
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Studies in Contemporary Music and Culture
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

General Introduction
Introduction: A Junction at Eighth Street 1
1Getting Rid of the Glue: The Music of the New York School17
2The Physical and the Abstract: Varese and the New York School57
3Stefan Wolpe and Abstract Expressionism75
4John Cage and the "Aesthetic Of Indifference"113
5A Question of Order: Cage, Wolpe, and Pluralism135
6Painting by Numbers: The Intersections of Morton Feldman and David Tudor159
7Feldman's Painters173
8Jasper Johns and Morton Feldman: What Patterns?217
About the Contributors249
Index251

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