Boston Bohemia, 1881-1900: Ralph Adams Cram--Life and by Douglass Shand-Tucci

By Douglass Shand-Tucci

The 1st significant biography of Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942), America's maximum church architect, this ebook bargains a portrait of America's earliest avant garde, Boston's little recognized fin-de-siecle bohemia, during which Cram figured as chief, editor, artwork critic, poet, and clothier. Disclosing for the 1st time the pivotal contribution of Boston's rising homosexual lifestyle to New England's highbrow and cultural heritage, Douglass Shand-Tucci explores the connection among inventive creativity and sexual orientation and among homosexuality and excessive Church Anglicanism. the 1st of 2 volumes, this learn makes a speciality of Cram's early architectural and literary paintings.

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His teaching, for example, came at once to mind when Paul Wright, my editor, sent me an article on a conference at Harvard on biography that dealt with "outing" historical figures; a conference that Paul attended (no doubt in self-defense) and where every other speaker seemed to allude to Janet Malcolm's piece in The New Yorker on the biographer today as increasingly a thief, exploiting the defenseless dead and robbing them of their privacy. In this article Professor Diane Wood Middlebrook of Stanford made a point I knew at once Perkins would have made had this issue arisen in his lifetime: the responsibility of the historian is to tell the truth as he or she sees it; that (as Perkins would have put it) is the whole ball game.

Printed and bound by Thomson-Shore, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Shand-Tucci, Douglass, date. Ralph Adams Cram: life and architecture / Douglass Shand-Tucci.  cm. Includes bibliographical references and index.  ArchitectsUnited StatesBiography.  Title. 92dc20 [B] 94-11328 CIP Frontispiece: Portrait of Ralph Adams Cram by Fred Holland Day, ca. 1895 This book is published with the support and cooperation of the University of Massachusetts Boston and is also supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency.

They were also underlined for me at once by a friend of Whitehill's who became my other mentor of those days, Kenneth Conant. Whitehill himself had known Ralph Adams Cram for years, never ceasing to marvel that when as a youngster he had written Cram for encouragement in some matter architectural, the great man had invited him into his office and devoted the better part of an obviously busy morning to young Walter's edification. But Conant, by the time I met him justly renowned for his seminal work in the reconstruction of the medieval abbey of Cluny, had been distinctly a protégé of Cram's and, indeed, years later, a colleague in the Medieval Academy of America.

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