MOLESWORTH, HELEN. Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933 - 1957. 400 pages, including 318 color and 170 b&w plates. 4to, cloth. New Haven, Yale University Press, 2015.
From the publisher's catalogue:
"In 1933, John Rice founded Black Mountain College in North Carolina as an experiment in making artistic experience central to learning. Though it operated for only 24 years, this pioneering school played a significant role in fostering avant-garde art, music, dance, and poetry, and an astonishing number of important artists taught or studied there...Leap Before You Look is a singular exploration of this legendary school and of the work of the artists who spent time there. Scholars from a variety of fields contribute original essays about diverse aspects of the College-spanning everything from its farm program to the influence of Bauhaus principles-and about the people and ideas that gave it such a lasting impact".
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