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Culture of Spontaneity Improvisation and the Arts in Postwar America

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ISBN-10: 0226041905

ISBN-13: 9780226041902

Edition: 1999

Authors: Daniel Belgrad

List price: $33.00
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This text is a history of the postwar avant-garde in America. The book integrates diverse moments in American culture, such as bebop jazz, gestalt therapy and Zen Buddhism and argues that all of these have a unifying theme - spontaneous improvization.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 351
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.320

List of Illustrations
The Collective Unconscious
The Emergence of an Avant-Garde
The Avant-Garde and the American Indian
The Energy Field
Subjectivity, Existentialism, and Plastic Dialogue
Subjectivity in the Energy Field: The Influence of Alfred North Whitehead
The Body in Plastic Dialogue: Dance and Ceramics
Spontaneous Bop Prosody
The Beats
Battling the Social Neurosis
Conclusion Into the Sixties
Selected Bibliography
Credits Index