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Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957

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In 1933, John Rice founded Black Mountain College in North Carolina as an experiment in making artistic experience central to learning. Though it operated for only 24 years, this pioneering school played a significant role in fostering avant-garde art, music, dance, and poetry, and an astonishing number of important artists taught or studied there. Among the instructors we ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by Yale University Press
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Kerfe
I had to wait a long time on the reserve line at the library for this book--and no wonder. Black Mountain College seems to hold an endless well of inspiration.

I saw this exhibit in Boston--there's no substitute for the actual work--but the essays expand on, and give context to, the creations. The eye can linger on, and go back to and compare, all the lineages that arose from the various teachers and students that crossed paths with, and influenced, each other. The legacy is rich and continues to
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Herb
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Leap Before You Look was a wonderful exhibition of works at ICA Boston (http://www.icaboston.org/exhibitions/...) by many of the visual and performing artists, writers, and others who taught, studied, or otherwise participated at Black Mountain College in its 24 years of operation. The college closed in 1957, but the interconnected community of artists involved there is extraordinary and many of these artists were extremely influential on visual and performing artists for decades after the colle ...more
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Helen Molesworth is Chief Curator at the Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston. She edited Louise Lawler's "Twice Untitled and Other Pictures (looking back)", published by the Wexner Center for the Arts and distributed by the MIT Press.