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11. Modernist Portraits

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Unit Overview: Bibliography & Resources

Selected Bibliography
Bradbury, Malcolm. Dangerous Pilgrimages: Trans-Atlantic Mythologies and the Novel. London: Secker & Warburg, 1995.

Brown, Milton W. American Painting from the Armory Show to the Depression. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1955.

Cooper, John M., Jr. Pivotal Decades: The United States, 1900-1920. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1992.

Dumenil, Lynn. The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s. New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.

Grahn, Judy. Really Reading Gertrude Stein. Santa Cruz: Crossing Press, 1990.

Orvell, Miles. The Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1989.

Parrish, Michael E. Anxious Decades: America in Prosperity and Depression, 1920-1941. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, 1992.

Roberts, Mary Louise. Civilization without Sexes: Reconstructing Gender in Postwar France, 1917-1927. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1994.

Ruth, David E. Inventing the Public Enemy: The Gangster in American Culture, 1918-1934. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.

Tichi, Cecelia. Shifting Gears: Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1987.

Watts, Linda. Gertrude Stein: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne, 1999.

Wilson, Richard Guy, Dianne H. Pilgrim, and Dickran Tashjian. The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941. New York: Brooklyn Museum in association with Harry Abrams, 1986.

Zinn, Howard. People's History of the United States. New York: HarperCollins, 1980. (See Chapters 14 and 15.)


Further Resources
"1913 Armory Show." (Online exhibit: xroads.virginia.edu/~MUSEUM/Armory/armoryshow.html.)

American Visions [interactive multimedia]: 20th Century Art from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection. San Francisco, CA : Eden Interactive, 1994. To order: Eden Interactive, 224 Mississippi Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107.

Antheil, George. "Ballet Méchanique."

Association of American Painters and Sculptors. The Armory Show: International Exhibition of Modern Art, 1913. New York: Arno, 1972.

Chaplin, Charlie. Modern Times. 1936.

The Goldstein Museum of Design [Online exhibits: Costume, Decorative Arts, Graphic Design, Textile], Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel, College of Human Ecology, University of Minnesota, 244 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55108. Phone: (612) 624-7434.

Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Company (Online exhibit: American Memory Project. Library of Congress).

Kernfeld, Barry. What to Listen for in Jazz (book/CD). New Haven: Yale UP, 1995.

Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929 (Online exhibit: American Memory Project. Library of Congress. lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/coolhtml/).

Winter, Robert. Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring. Voyager CD-ROM. Phone: (888) 292-5584.




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