I Shock Myself

In her own charming, spirited, and readable style, Beatrice Wood tells us the story of her unorthodox life and her influence on 20th-century art.

I Shock Myself

In her own charming, spirited, and readable style, Beatrice Wood tells us the story of her unorthodox life and her influence on 20th-century art. Rebellious, radical, and romantic, Wood (1893-1998) defied propriety to become a true national, and international, treasure. Her absorbing autobiography includes vintage documents and her own personal photos and sketches of her many famous friends and acquaintances in the art world. She became romantically involved with the Dadaist Marcel Duchamp, and offers rare glimpses into the lives of her circle, including key cultural figures like Constantin Brancusi, Isadora Duncan, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Anais Nin, and Krishnamurti. At age forty Wood studied ceramics and went on to become one of the major ceramists of the 20th century, working until her death at age 105. This captivating chance to enjoy Wood's rare charisma and spirit provides a better understanding of American art and the people who have shaped it.

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I Shock Myself
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Beatrice Wood
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-28 - Publisher:

In her own charming, spirited, and readable style, Beatrice Wood tells us the story of her unorthodox life and her influence on 20th-century art. Rebellious, radical, and romantic, Wood (1893-1998) defied propriety to become a true national, and international, treasure. Her absorbing autobiography includes vintage documents and her own personal
Realizing the Impossible
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Josh MacPhee, Erik Reuland
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: AK Press

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Art & Artists
Language: en
Pages: 559
Authors: Ann Lee Morgan
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-10-04 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This new edition of The Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists has been fully revised and updated as well as including dozens of new entries offering an insightful and informative view of America's artistic heritage. An indispensable biographical and critical guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary
Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists
Language: en
Pages: 537
Authors: Ann Lee Morgan
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

This comprehensive dictionary is an indispensible guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism. It is the most extensive, most up-to-date dictionary on American art currently available.
Women Designers in the USA, 1900-2000
Language: en
Pages: 462
Authors: Pat Kirkham
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

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