Collecting as Modernist Practice

Collecting as Modernist Practice

by Jeremy Braddock


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ISBN-13: 9781421409627
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2013
Series: Hopkins Studies in Modernism
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,222,226
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeremy Braddock is an associate professor of English at Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Collections Mediation Modernist
1. After Imagisme
The Lyric Year and the Crisis in Cultural Valuation
The Anthology as Weapon
The Others Formation
Reprisal Anthologies
2. The Domestication of Modernism: The Phillips
Memorial Gallery in the 1920s
Pictorial Publicity
Subconscious Stimulation, a Professional Public Sphere
Problems in Collecting Pictures
Akhenaten, Patron of Modernism
3. The Barnes Foundation, Institution of the New Psychologies
Against Dilettantism
A System for the New Spirit
Collection and Institution
The Art of Memory in the Age of the Unconscious
4. The New Negro in the Field of Collections
Sage Homme Noir
Precursor Anthologies
Coterie, Movement, Race
The Heritage of The New Negro
Downstairs from the Harlem Museum
5. Modernism's Archives: Afterlives of the Modernist Collection
Two Termini
Two Consecrations
Two Archives

What People are Saying About This

Brent Hayes Edwards

With his kaleidoscopic analysis of the efflorescence of collecting in the first decades of the twentieth century, Braddock transforms the cartography of transatlantic modernism. His remarkably erudite reading of a wide range of practices demonstrates not only the prevalence of collecting but also its significance as one of the key modes of modernist aesthetics.

Brent Hayes Edwards, Columbia University

Jesse Matz

Braddock pieces together a fascinating and important new cultural history of modernism. It is a marvelous achievement, one that will be amply praised for the way it places African American culture at the center of modernism.

Jesse Matz, Kenyon College

John Xiros Cooper

Meticulously researched and lucidly written, Collecting as Modernist Practice enriches the conversation about the spread of modernism into mainstream society and its pervasive presence in the West.

John Xiros Cooper, The University of British Columbia

Janet Lyon

This is a terrific book that will add substantially to general accounts of early U.S. modernism by providing a finely drawn map of the emergence of some key collections. Just as importantly, it will bring into the open what has been hiding in plain sight: the multidimensional, generative role of the collection in modernism.

Janet Lyon, The Pennsylvania State University

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