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The culture of spontaneity

improvisation and the arts in postwar America

by Daniel Belgrad

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Improvisation in art,
  • Arts, American -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-329) and index.

    StatementDaniel Belgrad.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNX165 .B35 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 343 p., 8 p. of plates :
    Number of Pages343
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL683059M
    ISBN 100226041883
    LC Control Number97029793

      One wonders how Eagleton imagines that any paragraph composed by a serious writer could show a spontaneity that was unfabricated. Fabrication is the name of the game. "This wonderful book not only shows us how to live a more satisfying life, it helps explain why social life is even possible: spontaneity, Slingerland argues, is the key to trust, and ultimately, the evolution of cooperation. A thought-provoking book by a truly gifted writer.".

    Links. Curriculum Vitae; Bio. Daniel Belgrad’s research focuses on post-World War II American culture. His book, The Culture of Spontaneity: Improvisation and the Arts in Postwar America, describes the intellectual and social currents informing the trend toward spontaneous improvisation in American art, music, and literature in the s, ‘50s, and ‘60s that resulted in such movements as. The Culture of Conformity. Culture is the label that anthropologists give to the structured customs and underlying worldview assumptions that govern people’s lives (Kraft, ).

    In contrast, the culture of spontaneity celebrated emotion, chance, nontraditional forms of knowledge, unmediated thought, improvisation, and mind-body holism. For Belgrad, furthermore, the "culture of spontaneity" was capable of resisting cooption and appropriation by .   In a sentiment that has only swelled in relevance in the near-century since, Fromm observes that ours is a culture so predicated on control and the compulsions of achievement that it has rendered spontaneity a rarity. And yet among spontaneity’s scarce practitioners we find the model for the life most worth achieving.


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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a new-found love of spontaneity transformed Christian worship and revolutionized the Enlightenment's "culture of. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly.

The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called wu-wei (ooo-way). But true freedom, as Jean-Paul Sartre noted, is also terrifying. And spontaneity, it seems, is a virtue that we sorely wish to have ascribed to us but don’t actually want to act out rigorously.

To be thought of as a spontaneous person is to own a certain kind of devil-may-care cool. Daniel Belgrad is associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida and author of The Culture of Spontaneity, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a newfound love of spontaneity transformed Christian worship and revolutionized the Enlightenment's "culture of sensibility." Rituals of Spontaneity tells the story of how and why spontaneity came to be so revered/5. This book review first appeared as Martin, W.

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Books online: The Culture of Spontaneity – Improvisation & the Arts in Postwar America,d: The University of Chicago Press. Table "Criteria for the Spontaneity of a Process as Written" summarizes these criteria and their relative values for spontaneous, nonspontaneous, and equilibrium processes.

Because all three criteria are assessing the same thing—the spontaneity of the process—it would be most surprising indeed if they were not related. The Culture of Spontaneity is the first comprehensive history of the postwar avant-garde.

Redeemingly, Belgrad does not ignore contradictions within the culture of spontaneity (e.g. contrast between Pollock’s ideals and actions), some of which become clearest as he brilliantly describes its mixed legacy to cultural and political dissidents in the s.

"This wonderful book not only shows us how to live a more satisfying life, it helps explain why social life is even possible: spontaneity, Slingerland argues, is the key to trust, and ultimately, the evolution of cooperation. A thought-provoking book by a truly gifted writer."Brand: Crown Publishing Group.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on Author: Lori Branch. The concept of spontaneity is central to Kant's philosophy, yet Kant himself never dealt with it explicitly.

Instead it was presented as an insoluble problem concerning human reason. The ambiguity surrounding his approach to this problem is surprising when one considers that he was a philosopher who based his theoretical programme on the critique of the faculties of knowledge, feeling .