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Pyramids at the Louvre : music, culture, and collage from Stravinsky to the postmodernists, Glenn Watkins

Label
Pyramids at the Louvre : music, culture, and collage from Stravinsky to the postmodernists
Title
Pyramids at the Louvre
Title remainder
music, culture, and collage from Stravinsky to the postmodernists
Statement of responsibility
Glenn Watkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A pyramid in front of the Louvre. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and The Rite of Spring. Schoenberg and Shirley Temple. Just as the odd juxtapositions of Modernism produced a new way of seeing, so now collage, in the hands of Glenn Watkins, offers a new perspective on the art of our age. A rich and revealing picture of twentieth-century music and the arts, Watkins' work shows us what our present Postmodern aesthetic owes to our Modernist past. Behind the many guises of Modernism we find an appetite for opposing impulses: the exotic and the home-grown, high and low, black and white, the passionate and the cool, the cerebral and the instinctive. Watkins shows us these oppositions at play in the music of Stravinsky and Ravel, Debussy and Schoenberg, Ives, Satie, Hindemith, Ellington, and Gershwin, in the art of Picasso and the Cubists, Cocteau, Leger, Brancusi and Noguchi, in the anthologies of Nancy Cunard and Alain Locke, in the ballet companies of Sergei Diaghilev and Rolf de Mare, and in the performances of Josephine Baker. Throughout, collage asserts its power to enlighten through juxtaposition, resist resolution, sponsor pluralism, and promote understanding of an order that eludes all edicts. The masks of Oskar Schlemmer, of Japanese No drama, and of the commedia dell'arte, the mythologies attendant to the retrieval of folk traditions and the emergence of jazz, and the mass relocation of artists in a time of war - all have a place in this depiction and assessment of the legacy of Modernism. A heady exploration of questions surrounding Primitivism, Orientalism, and technology as they surface at either end of our century, this book exposes the millennial preoccupations mutually invested in our search for "first times" and our convictions about "the end of culture."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watkins, Glenn
Index
index present
LC call number
ML197
LC item number
.W437 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Art and music
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Art et musique
  • Art and music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Muziek
  • Modernisme (cultuur)
  • Postmodernisme
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Arts
  • Musik
  • Kultur
  • Postmoderne
  • Paris
Label
Pyramids at the Louvre : music, culture, and collage from Stravinsky to the postmodernists, Glenn Watkins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "And the Moon Descends over the Temple That Was" -- 2. Of Nightingales and Ukiyo-e -- 3. Out of Africa and the Steppes -- 4. "Massacre" and Other Neologisms -- 5. The Creation of the World -- 6. Josephine and Jonny -- 7. The Cunard Line -- 8. Take the "A" Train -- 9. The Valley of the Bells -- 10. Stravinsky and the Cubists -- 11. Obsessions with Pierrot -- 12. Masks and Machines -- 13. Oedipus and Agon: "Husks of Style?" -- 14. Exodus: 1939 -- 15. Tristan's Scissors -- 16. Pyramids at the Louvre -- 17. Envoi: The New Cartography
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 571 pages
Isbn
9780674740839
Lccn
93031703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28708575
  • (OCoLC)ocm28708575
Label
Pyramids at the Louvre : music, culture, and collage from Stravinsky to the postmodernists, Glenn Watkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "And the Moon Descends over the Temple That Was" -- 2. Of Nightingales and Ukiyo-e -- 3. Out of Africa and the Steppes -- 4. "Massacre" and Other Neologisms -- 5. The Creation of the World -- 6. Josephine and Jonny -- 7. The Cunard Line -- 8. Take the "A" Train -- 9. The Valley of the Bells -- 10. Stravinsky and the Cubists -- 11. Obsessions with Pierrot -- 12. Masks and Machines -- 13. Oedipus and Agon: "Husks of Style?" -- 14. Exodus: 1939 -- 15. Tristan's Scissors -- 16. Pyramids at the Louvre -- 17. Envoi: The New Cartography
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 571 pages
Isbn
9780674740839
Lccn
93031703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28708575
  • (OCoLC)ocm28708575

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