Black Mountain: An Exploration In Community by Martin Duberman
W.W. Norton c1993 First Edition Paperback
from the back cover: "In its relatively brief existense (1933-56) Black Mountain College served as the refuge or seedbed for some of the most singular literary and artistic talents of our time, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Joseph Albers, Buckminster Fuller, Paul Goodman, and Robert Rauschenberg. It was an experiment in community that proved the forerunner of a wide range of innovations in art and education." i remember i'd checked this book out of the college library at umass and ended up skipping class for three days while i hid and read Maximus Poems [second olson reference in this blog], stared at rauschenberg collages, and wrote dissertations on how creeley lost his eye. this book is a great lesson on how a community can come together to create change and challenge its members to grow not just as artists but as people.
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