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

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-303584

Description

ix, 403 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm, 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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Art patronage
Friends and associates
mecenatskap.
Iinfluenser.
porträtt.
Bildnis.
Mäzenatentum.
Umkreis.
Konst historia 1900-talet.
Art patronage.
Friendship.

Originator

Corn, Wanda M.
Latimer, Tirza True.
Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, Calif.)
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)

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.

Publication

Berkeley : University of California Press

Description

ix, 403 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
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.

Notes

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.
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.

ISBN

9780520270022
0520270029

Call Number

Stacks PS3537.T323 Z56 2011

Other People and Orgs

Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946.
Stein, Gertrude.

Material Type

Exhibitions.