The London-based avant-garde movement Vorticism, like its continental counterparts Cubism and Futurism and its English rival Bloomsbury was created by artists, poets, writers, and artist-writers, as a project that defied disciplinary boundaries. Vorticism: New Perspectives is the first volume to attend to the full range of the movements innovations, providing investigations into every aspect of the Vorticists artistic production: their avant-garde experiments in print culture, art criticism, theater, poetry, exhibition practice, manifesto writing, literature, sculpture, painting, and photography. The rich and varied essays in this volume constitute a timely and comprehensive reassessment of a key chapter in the history of modernism, and will be of interest to scholars across the full range of the humanities.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
MARK ANTLIFF AND SCOTT W. KLEIN, INTRODUCTION: "VORTICISMS"
CHAPTER 1: FREDRIC JAMESON, "WYNDHAM LEWIS'S TIMON: THE WAR OF FORMS"
PART I: VORTICISM IN EUROPEAN CONTEXT
CHAPTER 2: REBECCA BEASLEY, "VORTORUSSOPHILIA"
CHAPTER 3: ANDRZEJ G?SIOREK, "MODERN ART IN ENGLAND CIRCA 1914: T. E. HULME AND WYNDHAM LEWIS"
CHAPTER 4: SCOTT W. KLEIN, "HOW GERMAN IS IT: VORTICISM, NATIONALISM, AND THE PARADOX OF AESTHETIC SELF-DEFINITION"
PART II: MACHINE AESTHETICS, PRIMITIVISM, CULTURAL POLITICS
CHAPTER 5: JONATHAN BLACK, "CONSTRUCTING A CHINESE-PUZZLE UNIVERSE>": INDUSTRY, NATIONAL IDENTITY, AND EDWARD WADSWORTH'S VORTICIST WOODCUTS OF WEST YORKSHIRE, 1914-1916"
CHAPTER 6: MARK ANTLIFF, "POLITICIZING THE NEW SCULPTURE"
CHAPTER 7: MIRANDA HICKMAN, "THE GENDER OF VORTICISM: JESSIE DISMORR, HELEN SAUNDERS, AND VORTICIST FEMINISM"
PART III: VORTICISM AND AMERICA
CHAPTER 8: ALAN ANTLIFF, "EZRA POUND, MAN RAY, AND VORTICISM IN AMERICA, 1914-1917"
CHAPTER 9: ANNE MCCAULEY, "WITCH WORK, ART WORK, AND THE SPIRITUAL ROOTS OF ABSTRACTION: EZRA POUND, ALVIN LANGDON COBURN, AND THE VORTOGRAPHS"
CHAPTER 10: VIVIEN GREENE, "JOHN QUINN AND VORTICIST PAINTING: THE EYE (AND PURSE) OF AN AMERICAN COLLECTOR"
PART IV: WYNDHAM LEWIS, VORTICISM AND AFTER
CHAPTER 11: PAUL EDWARDS, "BLAST AND THE REVOLUTIONARY MOOD OF WYNDHAM LEWIS'S VORTICISM"
CHAPTER 12: MARTIN PUCHNER, "WORLD AND STAGE IN ENEMY OF THE STARS"
CHAPTER 13: DOUGLAS MAO, "BLASTING AND DISAPPEARING"