The Culture of Spontaneity Improvisation and the Arts in Postwar America review Ð 103


  • Paperback
  • 351
  • The Culture of Spontaneity Improvisation and the Arts in Postwar America
  • Daniel Belgrad
  • English
  • 10 June 2019
  • 9780226041902

3 thoughts on “The Culture of Spontaneity Improvisation and the Arts in Postwar America

  1. says:

    Unnecessarily dense with inadeuate explanations of gestalt and the physics derived philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead The book succeeds in capturing the shared interest in spontaneity that radical artists writers dancers psychologists and educators shared in the 1940s–50s But the concluding chapter suggesting a gap between apolitical hippies and political members of the New Left while tracking the evolution of improvised art does not come together well


  2. says:

    It's hard to not compare this to the book I read just prior to it Felt This was a much enjoyable read It's dense but not difficult I think my favorite chapter was The Body in Plastic Dialogue Dance Ceramics because I knew the least about those subjects going into this and learned a lot If you feel like you need your art criticism fix The Culture of Spontaneity will do just fine for you


  3. says:

    Although interesting I still found much of the material dense and somewhat hard to read


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Antinuclear movement Daniel Belgrad shows how a startling variety of artistic movements actually had one unifying theme spontaneous improvisationA compelling narrative putting living flesh on shorthand intuitions that connect North Beach to Black Mountain College Fenollosa to Pollock Jackson Lears's No Place of Grace to.

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The Culture of Spontaneity is the first comprehensive history of the postwar avant garde integrating such diverse moments in American culture as abstract expressionism bebop jazz gestalt therapy Black Mountain College Jungian psychology beat poetry experimental dance Zen Buddhism Alfred North Whitehead's cosmology and the.