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Primitivist Modernism Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism

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ISBN-10: 019510403X

ISBN-13: 9780195104035

Edition: 1998

Authors: Sieglinde Lemke

List price: $210.00
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This book explores a rich cultural hybridity at the heart of transatlantic modernism. Focusing on cubism, jazz, and Josephine Baker's performance in the Danse Sauvage, Sieglinde Lemke uncovers a crucial history of white and black intercultural exchange, a phenomenon until now greatly obscured by a cloak of whiteness. Considering artists and critics such as Picasso, Alain Locke, Nancy Cunard, and Paul Whiteman, in addition to Baker, Lemke documents a potent cultural dialectic in which black artistic expression fertilized white modernism, just as white art forms helped shape the black modernism of Harlem and Paris. Coining the term primitivist modernism to designate the multicultural…    
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Book details

List price: $210.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/30/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.29" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Introduction: Was Modernism Passing?
Studies in Black and White
Picasso's ""Dusty Manikins""
Whiteman's Jazz
The Black Body
The Black Book
Conclusion: Modernism Reconsidered