Black Mountain College: Robert Rauschenberg attended; Josef Albers taught there. So did Willem de Kooning, John Cage, and Merce Cunningham. This Asheville institution was only around for 24 years. What happened? How is it that a school embraced by so many great artists went the way of the dodo?

 

Works Cited

Adamic, Louis. “Education on a Mountain,” Harper’s Magazine. April 1936. Online.

Duberman, Martin B. Black Mountain; an Exploration in Community. New York: Dutton, 1972. Print.

Lydon, Christopher. "Black Mountain College: “The Grass-Roots of Democracy”." Open Source with Christopher Lydon. N.p., 21 Jan. 2016. Web. 17 Apr. 2016. http://radioopensource.org/black-mountain-college/

Molesworth, Helen Anne, and Ruth Erickson. Leap before You Look: Black Mountain College, 1933-1957. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015. Print.

Rice, John Andrew. I Came out of the Eighteenth Century. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1942. Print.

 

Music:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Height_With_Friends/

https://musopen.org/music/2766/camille-saint-saens/danse-macabre-op-40/

https://musopen.org/music/1877/edvard-grieg/peer-gynt-suite-no-1-op-46/

https://musopen.org/music/190/pyotr-ilyich-tchaikovsky/1812-overture-op-49/

 

Samples

http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-anni-albers-12134

https://archive.org/details/Ed_Dorn_class_part_22_June_1977_77P004_888