BRAIN, R: The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe

Brain, Robert. The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siecle Europe. University of Washington Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780295993218. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30636) $32.00

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Traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-siècle field of “physiological aesthetics,” which sought physiological explanations for the capacity to appreciate beauty and art, changed the way poets, artists, and musicians worked and brought a dramatic transformation to the idea of art itself.

Black and white illustrations throughout. 348p. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

TAYLOR, E: Grace Crowley: Being Modern

Book Cover. Grace Crowley: Being ModernTaylor, Elena. Grace Crowley: Being Modern. National Gallery of Australia , 2007. ISBN: 0642541922. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30630) $32.00

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Beautifully illustrated. Exhibition catalog.

Grace Crowley (1890-1979) was a leading figure in the development of modernism in Australia. Born in rural New South Wales in 1890, Crowley’s life and art intersected with some of the major movements in 20th century art. While best known for her cubist paintings of the 1920s and 1930s, this definitive catalog shows the full extent of Crowley’s contribution to Australian art.

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BENSTOCK, S: Women of the Left Bank: Paris 1900-1940

Book Cover. Women of the Left Bank: Paris 1900-1940Benstock, Shari (editor). Women of the Left Bank: Paris 1900-1940. University of Texas Press, 1997. ISBN: 0292790406. Unmarked text. Some crinkling of cover lamination. Very Good. Paperback. (#30628) $14.00

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Explores the work of two dozen women, including Djuna Barnes, Sylvia Beach, Kay Boyle, Colette, Anais Nin, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and others. Index. 518p.

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