Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art

Vincent Katz


Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art

Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art

  • Title: Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art
  • Author: Vincent Katz
  • ISBN: 9780262112796
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Hardcover



Although it lasted only 23 years 1933 1956 and enrolled fewer than 1,200 students, Black Mountain College was one of the most fabled experimental institutions in art education and practice Its art teachers included Josef Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Franz Kline, and Robert Motherwell, and among their students were John Chamberlain, KenAlthough it lasted only 23 years 1933 1956 and enrolled fewer than 1,200 students, Black Mountain College was one of the most fabled experimental institutions in art education and practice Its art teachers included Josef Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Franz Kline, and Robert Motherwell, and among their students were John Chamberlain, Kenneth Noland, Robert Rauschenberg, Dorothea Rockburne, and Cy Twombly The performing arts teachers included John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Lou Harrison, Roger Sessions, David Tudor, and Stefan Wolpe, and among the literature teachers and students were Robert Creeley, Fielding Dawson, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, Francine du Plessix Gray, Charles Olson, M C Richards, and John Wieners.


Recent Comments "Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art"

" a basic sense art cannot be taught, and we do not try to. Yet paradoxically, it can be learned--in the beginning from other artists, and then from oneself."--Robert MotherwellThis is another deep and broad examination of one of the currents in 20th century art. Like Kay Larson's examination of John Cage, it reflects history and a much larger cultural reach than just the tiny community that was for 25 years Black Mountain College.It's amazing that so much ground can be covered in 300 pages. Fro [...]

Thisis is my all time favorite art book. And I'd own a copy of it if it wasn't out of print and being sold for 200+ dollars.A lot of folks are familiar with the Black Mountain area, but how many are familiar with its artistic past and the role it played on the national level? Artists from all areas, visual, performing, dance, music, sculpture came together to teach others and hone their craft. They created a school that attracted some of the best in the world and the work produced by them was mi [...]

Elegant, intelligent, and balanced. If you don't know anything about BMC, except what you've heard, go here first.

This is a great book on Black Mountain College, a fascinating place. There's a lot of stuff out there & this is a good one to start with.

A beautiful, heavy book chronicling the story of Black Mountain College from several different perspectives. The Brody chapter on music had the best information on the early 1950s and the music created by Lou Harrison and John Cage that I've found anywhere.

Underwhelming. Only the barest mention of Ruth Asawa?


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