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The Arts at Black Mountain College

The Arts at Black Mountain College

The Arts at Black Mountain College

$175.00

Harris, Mary Emma

 Cambridge, 1987

SKU 8919

It was at Black Mountain College that Merce Cunningham formed his dance company, John Cage staged his first happening, and Buckminster Fuller built his first dome. Although it lasted only twenty-four years (1933-1957) and enrolled fewer than 1,200 students, Black Mountain College launched a remarkable number of the artists who spearheaded the avant-garde in America of the 1960s. The faculty included such diverse talents as Anni and Josef Albers, Eric Bentley, Ilya Bolotowsky, Robert Creeley, Willem de Kooning, Robert Duncan, Lyonel Feininger, Paul Goodman, Walter Gropius, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, and Charles Olson. Among the students were Ruth Asawa, John Chamberlain, Francine du Plessix Gray, Kenneth Noland, Arthur Penn, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Snelson, Cy Twombly, Stan Vanderbeek, and Jose Yglesias. In this definitive account of the arts at Black Mountain College, back in print after many yearsAccount of the short-lived college, a wellspring for the avant-garde in America.

312 pp., B&W photos, reproductions. Cl.