Antedating of "Cubism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 3 14:45:19 UTC 2013

cubism (OED Oct. 1911)

1911 _Forum_ Feb. (American Periodical Series)  "One must not make fun of what one cannot understand, only because one cannot understand it.  We must not laugh at the rules of 'cubism,' at the pyramids upon the parallelopipeds, nor at the theories that a triangle has an equal value in painting with a beautiful blue, or an hexagonal with a burnt sienna.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society -

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