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Bohemian SouthCreating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk$
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Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey A. Freeman

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631677

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.001.0001

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A Community Far Afield

A Community Far Afield

Black Mountain College and the Southern Estrangement of the Avant-Garde

(p.54) A Community Far Afield
Bohemian South

Jon Horne Carter

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines Black Mountain College, an experimental college of exiles—cultural, political, and social, who created a utopian Appalachian avant-garde art community that emerged in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1933. The author examines the history, social ecosystem and legacy if this innovative and short-lived college that played host to the likes of R. Buckminster Fuller and John Cage.

Keywords:   John Cage, Black Mountain College, avant-garde, college, R. Buckminster Fuller

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