Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, the Arts and the American West. Art, Christopher SCHEER, James Mansell -, Rachel Middleman Contributors include: Sarah Victoria Turner, David Wall, Gauri Viswanathan, Marco Pasi, Christine Ödlund, Katie Lee-Koven, Paul Ivey, Katie Herrington, Anna Gawboy, Deniz Ertan, Helena Capkova.

Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, the Arts and the American West.

London: Fulgur Ltd., 2019. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 160pp. Blue cloth with lovely colour illustrated panel on upper cover, white titling to upper cover and spine, illustrated endpages, appendices, bibliography. Colour and b&w illustrations. From the publisher: "Through a series of color plates, contextual essays, interviews and interpretations of individual works by artists such as the Dynaton group (Wolfgang Paalen, Gordon Onslow Ford, Lee Mullican), Oskar Fischinger, Emil Bisttram, Lawren Harris, Raymond Jonson, Agnes Pelton, Wolfgang Paalen, Beatrice Wood, Dane Rudhyar and Jess; "Enchanted Modernities" explores the role of Theosophical thought in redefining the relationship between enchantment and modernism, and fostering lively cultural networks in a region that that has long captured the world’s imagination." Contents: Preface by Katie Lee Koven; Introduction by Sarah V. Turner, Christopher M. Scheer and James G. Mansell; (Contexts) The World of Helena P. Blavatsky by Gauri Viswanathan; Point Loma: American Exceptionalism and the Arts by Christopher M. Scheer; Halcyon and the Arts by Paul Ivey; (The Transcendental Painting Group And Spiritual Abstraction) Painting Portals on Other Worlds: The Transcendental Painting Group by Sarah V. Turner; Equilibrium through Dynamic Intensity: The Music and Art of Dane Rudhyar by Deniz Ertan; Outlying Modernism: Agnes Pelton, Theosophy and Gender by Anna Gawboy; Beatrice Wood: Theosophy, Krishnamurti and Enchanted Vessels by Katie J. T. Herrington; (Dynaton And Beyond) The Dynaton by Helena Capkova; Optical Enchantment: Oskar Fischinger and Visual Music by James G. Mansell; Politics, Theosophy and the Dissident Voice in Jess's Translations by David Wall; (Contemporary Resonances); An Interview with Matt Mullican on Lee Mullican by Marco Pasi; Encountering the Enchanted Modernities Exhibition by Christine Odlund; Appendices. Appears "as new" thus a tight, clean Fine copy. Oversized book will require additional shipping for international orders. Item #68802
ISBN: 9781527228818

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