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Seeing Gertrude Stein :five stories /Wanda M. Corn and Tirza True Latimer.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, Calif.)
Corn, Wanda M.
Latimer, Tirza True.
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Publication
Berkeley : University of California Press
Contents
"When this you see remember me" -- Picturing Gertrude. Family ; Coming of age ; Bohemian Stein ; Matron Stein ; Imperial Stein ; Domestic Stein. Becoming Gertrude and Alice ; Dress ; Homes and hospitality ; Les Chiens -- Art of Friendship. Picasso ; Photographic portraits ; La Seconde Famille ; Collaborations ; Homages ; Other women ; Four Saints in Three Acts ; A Wedding Bouquet -- Celebrity Stein. Setting the American stage ; The American tour ; Performing modernism ; Wars I have seen ; Gertrude Stein, 1874-1946 ; Alice B. Toklas, 1877-1967 -- Legacies. Theater ; Mother of Us All ; Quoting Stein ; Artist books ; Canonical Stein ; Popular Stein ; Queer Stein ; Encore.
Date
Ã2011.
Description
Gertrude Stein is justly famous for her modernist writings and her patronage of vanguard painters (most notably Matisse and Picasso) in Paris before the First World War. This work is the companion book to an exhibition of the same name, illuminates less familiar aspects of her life. The authors analyze the portraits for which Stein posed, the domestic settings she created with Alice B. Toklas, her partner, and the signature styles of dress the two women adopted. The authors also explore Stein's engagement with multiple art forms and the bonds she formed with younger artists. Focusing on portraits in a range of media, photo essays, press clippings, snapshots, clothing, furniture, and other visual artifacts, this study reveals Stein's sophistication in shaping her public image and cultural legacy. Illustrated throughout, these "five stories" represent Stein's life on a human scale while tracing her influence on a wide variety of visual artists of her own and subsequent generations.
ix, 403 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-382) and index.
Page 34 includes an image of H. H. Richardson from Historic New England's Library and Archives.
Published to accompany an exhibition held May 11-Sept. 6, 2011, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco ; Oct. 14, 2011-Jan. 22, 2012, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN
0520270029
9780520270022
GUSN
303584
Call Number
Stacks PS3537.T323 Z56 2011
Other People and Orgs
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946.
Stein, Gertrude.
Descriptive terms
Art patronage
Art patronage.
Bildnis.
Friends and associates
Friendship.
Iinfluenser.
Konst historia 1900-talet.
Mäzenatentum.
Umkreis.
mecenatskap.
porträtt.
Material Type
Exhibitions.

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