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The Spirit of Montmartre Cabarets, Humor and the Avant Garde, 1875-1905

Cate, Phillip Dennis & Shaw, Mary

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ISBN 10: 0813523249 / ISBN 13: 9780813523248
Published by Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 1996
Condition: NF Soft cover
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Near Fine, minor edge wear only. Softcover, no DJ, as issued. ; Great resource on the artists of Montmartre. ; 8vo; 264 p. Bookseller Inventory # 37719

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Title: The Spirit of Montmartre Cabarets, Humor and...

Publisher: Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:NF

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket As Issued

Edition: First Edition

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Cabarets, Humor and the Avant Garde, 1875-1905

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With the Chat Noir cabaret (1881-1897) and the Quat'z 'Arts cabaret (1893-1910) as its main focus, and concentrating on individuals who participated in the group activities of the Hydropathes (1878-1881) and the Incoherents (1882-1896), this collection of five essays documents and explores the development of the Montmartre cabaret from 1875 to 1905. Montmartre is revealed as the primary promoter, catalyst, and often, site for the collaboration of artists, writers, composers, and performers in the production of illustrated journals, books, dramatic pieces, music, puppet shows, and the protocinema invention of shadow theater. The contributors reveal the essence of Montmartre's artistic, intellectual environment and analyze its inextricable relations with an important, multidisciplinary body of avant-garde, fin-de-siecle art, literature, and music. The Spirit of Montmartre is the story of Paris's earliest, original, avant-garde groups - an essential part of the cultural context for Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters and for such important writers and composers as Mallarme, Zola, Huysmans, Debussy and Satie. Relying on Rabelaisian humor, this ephemeral avant-garde group phenomenon anticipates twentieth-century Dada, Surrealism fluxus, and Performance Art. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Olga Anna Dull, Daniel Grojnowski, and Steven Moore Whiting.

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