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Orpheus 1960: Modern Culture and the 1913 Renaissance
New York: Liberal Press. 1960. First. First edition. Quarto. Printed perfectbound wrappers. Small ownership stamp of Howard Nitzberg on the front wrap, modest wear and soiling, spine a little tanned and with a small spot of erosion on the spine, a sound very good copy. Inscribed by the author: "Au Professeur Howard Nitzberg avec mes compliments. H.M. Barzun (AATF)." Barzun, the father of author and polymath Jacques Barzun, was a poet, and among a number of French modernists who came to New York City right before and during the First World War, among them Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia and his wife Gabrielle Buffet, Arthur Cravan, Albert Gleizes and his wife Julliette Roche; painters Jean and Yvonne Crotti; and writer Henri-Pierre Roche. Here they joined painter Joseph Stella, harpist Carlos Salzedo, and those recent immigrants already there like Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Man Ray, forming a community of modern artists who made New York the new center of the art world. .
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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