Poets of the Cities: New York and San Francisco 1950-1965. Kenneth Anger, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Neil A. Chassman, John Coltrane, Robert Creeley, Merce Cunningham, Miles Davis, Willem De Kooning, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, Jasper Johns, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, Jack Micheline, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Frank O'Hara, Charlie Parker, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Rexroth, Gary Snyder, Andy Warhol, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University.

Poets of the Cities: New York and San Francisco 1950-1965

ISBN: 0525473882
New York, NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1974. First Edition. Softcover. "The intent of the present exhibition is to draw together a multitude of artistic manifestations of a given moment in order to demonstrate the transformational primal ground which they hold in common, and within this moment to distinguish one particularly important current." (from introductory essay, "Poets of the Cities: Leveling of Meaning" by Neil A. Chassman) Published in conjunction with an exhibit of the same title first held at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in late 1974, this is an all-encompassing document of the interrelated literary, artistic & musical innovations created during a critical period of American arts & culture in two of its key cities: 1950-1965 in New York City & San Francisco. This period of course coincided with the flowering of the Beat Generation, & its most important, primary members are shown & written about here in the mutually influential company of the then most cutting-edge, now-canonical artists & musicians: Film director Kenneth Anger; Beat-&-Beyond icons William S. Burroughs, Robert Creeley, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, Jack Micheline, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Rexroth & Gary Snyder; artists Willem De Kooning, Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg & Andy Warhol; avant-garde musician-philosopher John Cage & his partner the revered dancer-choreographer Merce Cunningham; Jazz Saints John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus & Thelonious Monk; & many more. With an informative, lengthy introductory essay by Neil A. Chassman, Chairman of the Department of Art History at Southern Methodist University, as well as essays by Creeley, Holmes & others; many images of artworks, photos of the ferment in NYC & SF, etc. from the seminal exhibit. Large catalog-format softcover original. A groundbreaking, monumental survey that belongs on the shelves of every Third Mind collector & scholar. In good-to-near-fine condition with moderate rubbing, scratching & mostly short, faint creases to front, back covers & spine; moderate wear, bumps & creases to edges & corners of same esp. spine; mild rubbing & browning at edges of text block. Interior fine with tiny-to-small bumps & folds to corners of page leaves; light browning & occasional spotting mostly at blank margins of same. Good/Near Fine. [Item #3208]

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