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Untwisting the Serpent
Author: Daniel Albright

ISBN: 9780226012544
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 17 December 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2 x 2.54
Description:
From its dissonant musics to its surrealist spectacles (the urinal is a violin ), Modernist art often seems to give more frustration than pleasure to its audience. In "Untwisting the Serpent, " Daniel Albright shows that this perception arises partly because we usually consider each art form in isolation, even though many of the most important artistic experiments of the Modernists were collaborations involving several media--Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" is a ballet, Gertrude Stein's "Four Saints in Three Acts" is an opera, and Pablo Picasso turned his cubist paintings into costumes for "Parade."
Focusing on collaborations with a musical component, Albright views these works as either figures of dissonance that try to retain the distinctness of their various media (e.g. Guillaume Apollinaire's "Les Mamelles de Tiresias") or figures of consonance that try to lose themselves in some total effect (e.g. Arnold Schoenberg's "Erwartung"). In so doing he offers a fresh picture of Modernism, and provides a compelling model for the analysis of all artistic collaborations.
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