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Primitivist modernism

black culture and the origins of transatlantic modernism

by Sieglinde Lemke

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe.,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Modernism (Art) -- Europe.,
    • Arts, European.,
    • Modernism (Art) -- United States.,
    • Arts, American.,
    • Arts, Black -- Influence.,
    • African American arts -- Influence.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-174) and index.

      StatementSieglinde Lemke.
      SeriesW.E.B. DuBois Institute, W.E.B. DuBois Institute (Series)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsNX542 .L46 1998
      The Physical Object
      Pagination183 p. :
      Number of Pages183
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL656278M
      ISBN 10019510403X
      LC Control Number97001352

      Summary of Primitivism. A complex and, at times, contradictory tendency, "Primitivism" ushered in a new way of looking at and appropriating the forms of so-called "primitive" art and played a large role in radically changing the direction of European and American painting at the turn of the 20 th century. Primitivism was not so much an artistic movement but a trend among diverse modern artists. The book, Limits to Growth (LTG), was the first systematic assessment of the sustainability of modern society. More than a decade of environmentalism still had not popularly integrated ubiquitous environmental problems into a coherent message for public consumption.

        Primitivism in 20th century literature Primitivism is a belief in the value of what is simple and unsophisticated, expressed as a philosophy of life or through art or literature. Simple is described as having few parts or features; not complicated or elaborate, easy to understand, do, or carry out, having or composed of only one thing, element. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for W. E. B. du Bois Institute: Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism by Sieglinde Lemke (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

      This now classic study maps the profound effect of primitive art on modern, as well as the primitivizing strain in modern art itself. Goldwater describes how and why works by primitive artists attracted modern painters and sculptors, and he delineates the differences between what is truly primitive or archaic and what intentionally embodies such elements. 'Paul Gauguin and the complexity of the primitivist gaze', as appeared in Journal of Art Historiography ( Jun The European scholarly reception of ‘primitive art’ in the decades around guest edited by Wilfried Van Damme and.


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"Primitivist Modernism is the first full exploration of the truly complex inter-relation among African, African American, and Euro-American cultures in the era of high modernism.

Exploring the role of primitivism in the shaping of cubism, jazz, and the dance, and the effects of the black vernacular on literary forms, Lemke demonstrates in subtle detail that 'black' and 'white' modernist forms reflected, Cited by: "Primitivist Modernism is the first full exploration of the truly complex inter-relation among African, African American, and Euro-American cultures in the era of high modernism.

Exploring the role of primitivism in the shaping of cubism, jazz, and the dance, and the effects of the black vernacular on literary forms, Lemke demonstrates in subtle detail that 'black' and 'white' modernist forms reflected, 1/5(1). This book explores a rich cultural hybridity at the heart of transatlantic modernism.

Focusing on cubism, jazz, and Josephine Baker's performance in the Danse Sauvage, Sieglinde Lemke uncovers a crucial history of white and black intercultural exchange, a phenomenon until now greatly obscured by a cloak of whiteness.

This article examines the relation between primitivism and modernism. It explains that primitivism is always likely to reflect underlying cultural formations, and that the early twentieth century was a distinctive and transitional period partly because of the gradual establishment of anthropology as an intellectual discipline.

The article describes modernists' construction of the primitive and. Examining the emergence of modernism from the fin-de-siècle primitivist project this volume shows how ethnographic materials shaped a variety of high and low discourses (ethnology, social theory, gender construction, classical scholarship, as well as travel photography) at the turn of the century/5(6).

Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism (W.E.B. Du Bois Institute) by Sieglinde Lemke This book explores a rich cultural hybridity at the heart of transatlantic modernism.

book Prehistories of the future: the primitivist project and the culture of modernism Ronald Bush, Elazar Barkan Published in in Stanford Calif) by Stanford university press. This book offers a bold new account of modernism. By focusing on cubism, primitivist-modernism, jazz, and Josephine Baker's performance, Lemke demonstrates that black art exerted a crucial if masked presence in both Euro-American high art and popular culture.1/5(1).

Buy Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism (The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute Series) by Lemke, Sieglinde (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.1/5(1). Primitivist Modernism is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the intellectual complexion of transatlantic modernism."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University "This exciting book blends theory, social history, cultural analysis, and close readings of literature, art, dance, and jazz to argue the centrality of African art in the.

This is a multi-disciplinary collection which reconsiders primitivism and modernism, emphasizing an earlier chronology than has been conventionally accepted and showing how ethnographic materials. Modern origins. Roland Loomis, also known by his chosen name, Fakir Musafar, was one of the founders of the modern primitive movement.

The RE/Search book Modern Primitives is largely responsible [clarification needed] for the promotion of the concept of modern primitivism. Among the modern primitive motivations, the main purpose of any rite of passage is to transform the adherent's. "Literary Primitivism is a highly original, detailed, and compelling investigation of a series of canonical works of modernist literature, one that proposes a novel refashioning of the primitivist impulse.".

Coining the term primitivist modernism to designate the multicultural heritage of this century's artistic production, Lemke reveals the generative and germinating black cultural Other in the arts. She examines this neglected dimension in full, fascinating detail, blending literary theory, social history, and cultural analysis to document modernism's complex absorption of African culture and art.

Primitivist modernism [electronic resource]: black culture and the origins of transatlantic modernism / Sieglinde Lemke. Main author: Lemke, Sieglinde. Corporate Author: Ebook Central Academic Complete., ProQuest (Firm) Format: eBook Online access: Connect to electronic book via Ebook Central.

Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism. New York: Oxford UP, pp. $ Sieglinde Lemke in Primitivist Modernism: Black Culture and the Origins of Transatlantic Modernism seeks to reevaluate the contributions of African art forms to the formation of modernism.

The title of this book might be taken to indicate an intention to survey its subject—a work similar in scope to the monographs, catalogues, and anthologies on primitivism in the visual arts that go back to Robert Goldwater’s Primitivism in Modern Painting. 1 In literary studies it is a surprise to find only one monograph that addresses literary primitivism in general: Michael Bell’s slim volume Primitivism.

The concept of the primitivist remnant is developed in the book as that which sparks the project of literary primitivism. It is this imagined piece of human existence outside of imperialist capitalism that motivates the writers in the study.

"Primitivism meaning and methods""Primitivism, or anarcho-primitivism, is an anarchist critique of the origins and progress of civilization. Primitivists argue that the shift from hunter-gatherer to agricultural subsistence gave rise to social stratification, coercion, and alienation.

Primitivism and Modernism. In the present essay I am going to discuss and show how modernism as an artistic visual language, in order to reach its goal of renewal, shared a colonialist path of exploiting primitivism to renew itself.

This renewal was. Synopsis This book offers a bold new account of modernism. By focusing on cubism, primitivist-modernism, jazz, and Josephine Baker's performance, Lemke demonstrates that black art exerted a crucial if masked presence in both Euro-American high art and popular culture.

American and European 1/5(1). About the Author. Jack Flam is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

He is the author of numerous books and articles on modern art and on African art. His recent works include Western Artists/African Art (), Matisse on Art (California, ), and Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings (California, ).Examining the emergence of modernism from the fin-de-siecle primitivist project this volume shows how ethnographic materials shaped a variety of high and low discourses (ethnology, social theory, gender construction, classical scholarship, as well as travel photography) at the turn of the century.

Illustrated with 98 photographs and drawings.