"Every Man His Own Artist": The Visual Education of Henry Adams

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I begin my study with Henry Adams coming to terms with the principles of the electrical dynamo in qThe Dynamo and Virgin (1900)q chapter in The Education of Henry Adams. This epiphany is the breakthrough of Adams's intellectual life, an encounter of diverse cultural forces that deserves unraveling as we learn more about the implications in the man's work and in his life. By looking deeper into that moment I come to a better understanding of its import in the emerging modernist impulse in the first decades of the twentieth century.Already an established writer with a travel book about Italy, a book on Italian villas, and a book about interior decorating, Wharton had reached prominence with her novel A House of Mirth, published in 1905. Like Mariana Griswold Vananbsp;...

Title:"Every Man His Own Artist": The Visual Education of Henry Adams
Publisher:ProQuest - 2006

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