Mina Loy: Apology of Genius
Mary Ann Caws (Author)
Buy new or used from an indie through our partner Biblio:
DescriptionFeaturing many rare images, an enlightening exploration of the life and work of avant-garde multihyphenate Mina Loy. Mina Loy was born in London in 1882, became American, and lived variously in New York, Europe, and finally, Aspen until she died in 1966. Flamboyant and unapologetically avant-garde, she was a poet, painter, novelist, essayist, manifesto-writer, actress, and dress and lampshade designer. Her life involved an impossible abundance of artistic friends, performance, and spectacular adventures in the worlds of Futurism, Christian Science, feminism, fashion, and everything modern and modernist. This new account by Mary Ann Caws explores Mina Loy's exceptional life and features many rare images of Mina Loy and her husband, the Swiss writer, poet, artist, boxer, and provocateur Arthur Cravan--who disappeared without a trace in 1918.
July 06, 2022
6.1 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 1.2 pounds
Earn by promoting books
Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.Become an affiliate
About the Author
Mary Ann Caws is distinguished professor emerita of comparative literature, English, and French in the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is the author of many books including The Modern Art Cookbook and Creative Gatherings: Meeting Places of Modernism, both also published by Reaktion Books.