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Claude Bragdon & the Beautiful Necessity

Edited by Eugenia Victoria Ellis and Andrea Reithmayr
RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press

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Format: Paperback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 216 pp.
Size: 8.50 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9781933360430
TB Code: 1904097
Availability: 17 in stock

Claude Bragdon (1866-1946) was a well-known architect, artist, writer, stage designer and publisher who was most proud of his architectural designs in the Rochester, New York area. A prolific and influential writer, Bragdon published more than twenty books and hundreds of articles. He was nationally known for his graphic art, his Song & Light Festivals of 1915-1918, and his role in theater's New Stagecraft. He had technical and artistic expertise in many disciplines, making it difficult to categorize his work into a specific stylistic trend. Bragdon experimented with light, color, electricity and music in ways that predated modern-day virtual reality images. Bragdon was a vital force in understanding 20th-century American architecture and its contribution to social transformation.