Utopian Vistas: The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture ~ sets just behind The Old Taos Inn

The Rōbert [Cholo] Report (pron: Rō'bear Re'por)

IMG_71684130ZnRa03L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ 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 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 IMG_7137IMG_7158     I am reading this book again.  If you are interested in 20th Century Taos, the arts, culture, characters and socialist history then this is the book.  Rōbert

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