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From Greenwich Village to Taos: Primitivism and Place at Mabel Dodge Luhan's (CultureAmerica)

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They all came to Taos: Georgia O'Keefe, D. H. Lawrence, Carl Van Vechten, and other expatriates of New York City. Fleeing urban ugliness, they moved west between 1917 and 1929 to join the community that art patron Mabel Dodge created in her Taos salon and to draw inspiration from New Mexico's mountain desert and "primitive" peoples. As they settled, their quest for the ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published June 20th 2008 by University Press of Kansas (first published May 20th 2008)
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A marvelous and juicy composite portrait of the personalities, politics and cultures that shaped Taos and greater New Mexico in the early 20th C. Mandatory reading for any lover of NM and the southwest. (Plus I think it should be a movie.)
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