American Cultural Rebels: Avant-garde and Bohemian Artists, Writers and Musicians from the 1850s Through the 1960s
By: Roy Kotynek (author), John Cohassey (author)Paperback
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Artistic vanguards plot new aesthetic movements, print controversial magazines, hold provocative art shows, and stage experimental theatrical and musical performances. These revolutionaries have often helped create America's countercultural movements, from the early romantics and bohemians to the beatniks and hippies.This work looks at how experimental art and the avant-garde artists' lifestyles have influenced, and at times transformed, American culture since the mid-nineteenth century. The work will introduce readers to these artists and rebels, making a careful distinction between the worlds of the high modern artist (salons and galleries) and the bohemian.
Roy Kotynek is professor emeritus of history, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. He lives in Rochester. Professional musician and author John Cohassey has contributed numerous biographical and cultural entries for Gale Research. He lives in Pontiac, Michigan. Both Koytnek and Cohassey served as consultants for the History Channel program Hippies (2007).
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