by Micki McGee
Founded in 1900 by financier and philanthropist Spencer Trask and his wife, Katrina Trask, Yaddo began receiving guests in 1926 and was immediately hailed by The New York Times as ''a new and unique experiment, which has no exact parallel in the world of fine arts.'' Since that inaugural season, Yaddo has navigated the roiled cultural and political life of 20th-century America while hosting thousands of artists and writers, including such luminaries as James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Flannery O'Connor, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, Jacob Lawrence, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Philip Guston, and Sylvia Plath.
The exhibition is drawn from the intimate letters, papers, photographs, art objects, and ephemera that constitute the Yaddo Records, now in The New York Public Library's Manuscripts and Archives Division; from collections throughout the Library; and from Yaddo's own holdings of rare books and artworks.
Edited by Micki McGee, 172 pages, 4 color illustrations. Available in softcover or hardcover.
Originally $29.95 and $79.50 respectively, now 50% off.
Item Number: 97802311W