The Arts at Black Mountain College

On Sun, Aug 19, 2007 at 12:28 PM
The Arts at Black Mountain College
Mary Emma Harris

It was at Black Mountain College that Merce Cunningham formed his dance
company, John Cage staged his first "happening," and Buckminster Fuller
built his first dome. Although it lasted only twenty-four years
(1933-1957) and enrolled fewer than 1,200 students, Black Mountain
College launched a remarkable number of the artists who spearheaded the
avant-garde in America of the 1960s. The faculty included such diverse
talents as Anni and Josef Albers, Eric Bentley, Ilya Bolotowsky, Robert
Creeley, Willem de Kooning, Robert Duncan, Lyonel Feininger, Paul
Goodman, Walter Gropius, Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, and Charles
Olson. Among the students were Ruth Asawa, John Chamberlain, Francine du
Plessix Gray, Kenneth Noland, Arthur Penn, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth
Snelson, Cy Twombly, Stan Vanderbeek, and Jose Yglesias.

In this definitive account of the arts at Black Mountain College, back
in print after many years, Mary Emma Harris describes a unique
educational experiment and the artists and writers who conducted it. She
replaces the myth of the college as a haphazardly conceived venture with
a portrait of a consciously directed liberal arts school that grew out
of the progressive education movement. Proceeding chronologically
through the four major periods of the college's history, Harris covers
every aspect of its extraordinary curriculum in the visual, literary,
and performing arts.

Independent scholar Mary Emma Harris is Chair and Director of the Black
Mountain College Project.

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