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Americans in Paris : (1921-1931) : Man Ray, Gerald Murphy, Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder

Author: Elizabeth Hutton Turner; Elizabeth Garrity Ellis; Guy Davenport
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, 1996.
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During the 1920s, when cultural exchange across the Atlantic suddenly became heady and reciprocal, Americans traveling to Paris found their americanisme embraced. The French avant-garde, fueled by tempos and freedoms, loved jazz and the visual elegance of Machine Age aesthetics. The American fascination with technology, which electrified their work, gave new charge to European art. Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Turner, Elizabeth Hutton, 1952-
Americans in Paris.
Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, 1996
(OCoLC)605117862
Named Person: Man Ray; Gerald Murphy; Stuart Davis; Alexander Calder
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hutton Turner; Elizabeth Garrity Ellis; Guy Davenport
ISBN: 1887178139 9781887178136 1887178295 9781887178297
OCLC Number: 34024667
Notes: "In association with the Phillips Collection."
Description: 171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Paris: "Capital of America" / Elizabeth Hutton Turner --
The View from Paris / Elizabeth Garrity Ellis --
La Librairie Six --
The Last Soiree --
Signac Resigns --
Nightclub Visions --
Circus Performance --
Meeting Mondrian --
Afterword: Paris the Imaginary City / Guy Davenport --
Chronology: The Paris Years of Man Ray, Gerald Murphy, Stuart Davis, and Alexander Calder / Leigh Bullard Wiesblat.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hutton Turner with essays by Elizabeth Garrity Ellis, Guy Davenport.

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During the 1920s, when cultural exchange across the Atlantic suddenly became heady and reciprocal, Americans traveling to Paris found their americanisme embraced. The French avant-garde, fueled by tempos and freedoms, loved jazz and the visual elegance of Machine Age aesthetics. The American fascination with technology, which electrified their work, gave new charge to European art. Paris welcomed Gerald Murphy, whose billboard-sized cubist icon dominated the 1924 Salon des Independants and launched a brief but briliant career; Stuart Davis, who explored the continuity between cubist painting, lithography, and jazz at the atelier Desjobert; Man Ray, who abandoned oils to begin "painting with light" in his movies and rayographs; and Alexander Calder whose wire circuses and portraits inspired critics to acknowledge art's inherent playfulness. Americans in Paris documents the work and influence of these four notables of the avant-garde, who startle and delight us even today.

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