Antedating of "Cubism"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Feb 3 15:54:37 UTC 2013

Cubism comes close on to schizophrenia -- at least in Fred's world.


At 2/3/2013 09:45 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>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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