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Mina Loy: Apology of Genius
Mina Loy: Apology of Genius
by Mary Ann Caws


 
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London, UK: Reaktion Books (June 27, 2022)

Hardback.

As new in dust jacket.

208 pages
28 color plates, 26 halftones
8.3 in H | 6.3 in W

Featuring many rare images, an enlightening exploration of the life and work of avant-garde multihyphenate Mina Loy.

Mina Loy was born in London in 1882, became American, and lived variously in New York, Europe, and finally, Aspen until she died in 1966. Flamboyant and unapologetically avant-garde, she was a poet, painter, novelist, essayist, manifesto-writer, actress, and dress and lampshade designer. Her life involved an impossible abundance of artistic friends, performance, and spectacular adventures in the worlds of Futurism, Christian Science, feminism, fashion, and everything modern and modernist.

This new account by Mary Ann Caws explores Mina Loy’s exceptional life and features many rare images of Mina Loy and her husband, the Swiss writer, poet, artist, boxer, and provocateur Arthur Cravan—who disappeared without a trace in 1918.

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