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Author Corn, Wanda M.

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

Publication Info. Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  818.52 STE    AVAILABLE
Description ix, 403 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 370-382) and index.
Note 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.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 -- Art patronage -- Exhibitions.
Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 -- Friends and associates -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Latimer, Tirza True.
Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco, Calif.)
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
ISBN 9780520270022

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