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by Lois Palken Rudnick


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Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Rudnicks highly readable history of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico explores the countercultural appeal of Taos. if you want a clear timeline of the many prominent visitors to Taos during the time Mabel Dodge Luhan was entrenched here this is the book to read. One person found this helpful.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-384) and index

Includes bibliographical references (pages 372-384) and index. Mabel Dodge Luhan, hostess and visionary, made Taos, New Mexico, a center for artists and utopians when she moved there in 1917 and began inviting friends to visit her. Utopian Vistas is a chronicle of the house Mabel Dodge Luhan built in Taos and the poets, painters, photographers, filmmakers, writers, educators, and visionaries whose lives and works were affected by the house and its environs.

She is professor of English and American Studies and director of the American Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Mabel Dodge Luhan, hostess and visionary, made Taos, New Mexico, a center for artists and utopians when she moved there .

Rudnicks highly readable history of the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, New Mexico explores the countercultural appeal of Taos. From the Inside Flap. The story of the house that Mabel built, and the artists, dreamers, hippies, and freaks that followed.

Utopian Vistas is a chronicle of the house Mabel Dodge Luhan built in Taos and the poets, painters, photographers, filmmakers, writers, educators, and visionaries whose lives and works were affected by the Mabel Dodge Luhan, hostess and visionary, made Taos, New Mexico, a center for artists and utopians when she moved there in 1917 and began inviting friends to visit her.

Mabel Dodge Luhan, hostess and visionary, made Taos, New Mexico, a center for artists and utopians when she moved there in 1917 and began inviting friends to visit her. Now available in paperback, Utopian Vistas is a chronicle of the house Luhan built in Taos and the poets, painters, photographers, film-makers, writers, educators, and visionaries whose lives and works were affected by the house and its environs. Lois Rudnick weaves a complex tapestry depicting American countercultures in New Mexico from the 1920s to the 1990s.

"Should be required reading for art historians,film historians, ex-Beats and hippies, their children and grandchildren, and anyone interested in the possibility of making an imperfect America perfect at last."--Karal Ann Marling


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Pameala
Interesting info regarding Mabel Dodge Luhan's houses that Tony built for her. The comparison between later non-conformists and Mabel and the house make for interesting reading...lots of good photos also.
Sarin
if you want a clear timeline of the many prominent visitors to Taos during the time Mabel Dodge Luhan was entrenched here this is the book to read.
Hidden Winter
Poor Taos! It has been afflicted for about a hundred years by self-appointed Saviors of the World. Author Lois Palken Rudnick is one of the more recent ones. She seems to have grown a cottage industry writing about Taos, most particularly, about Mabel Dodge Luhan. After cranking out about half a dozen books about Mrs. Luhan, she has now turned the spotlight on the history of the Luhan house, where she currently gives lectures about Mabel. The first part of the book is quite compelling, primarily because it is about Luhan and her circle, which included some major 20th Century artists and thinkers like D.H. Lawrence and Georgia O’Keefe. But after Luhan’s death, the house fell into disrepair and has been sold at least twice. The second portion of the book covers the period when the house was owned by the actor Dennis Hopper, who wanted to turn it into a film studio and make “revolutionary” movies. Drug-taker and gun-toter Hopper was one of Hollywood’s “bad boys,” who had an ego even bigger than Mrs. Luhan’s. Like virtually all actors, he was an exhibitionist who believed that everything he did was worthy of the public’s fascination. It was not. This section grew tedious rather quickly, but I found it a hell of a lot more interesting than the final section in which the house is bought and restored (destroying a valuable fresco in the process) by a touchy-feely “New Age” group who give daily lessons in the kinds of things those people give lessons in (“Global Consciousness,” etc.). Here the author puts on her Ladies’ Booster Club hat and cluck-clucks over all those “unwise” decisions the new owners have been making. This was maddening. I didn’t care. I still don’t. The only things that really redeem this book are the final interview with Taos native Larry Torres (whose family has been in Taos for sixteen generations) and the many excellent black and white photographs. If you are already interested in the subject and want to know more, this book could be somewhat helpful. I would not recommend it as an introduction to either Taos or to Mabel Dodge Luhan. Three stars.
Knights from Bernin
Very well written.
Bodwyn
Mabel Dodge Luhan was a hostess and visionary. She made her home in Taos, New Mexico a quiet haven for artists. Several painters, photographers, and writers vistited Mabel's home to reflect, rest, and work. This book is a combination of stories about the house and the visitors who stayed there. It contains many interesting stories about the events that occured with Mabel's home, and the people who were touched by it.
Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture download epub
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Author: Lois Palken Rudnick
ISBN: 0826319262
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; 1st edition (February 1, 1998)
Pages: 415 pages