Monday, March 21, 2016

The Story of Bohemians

bo•he•mi•an (bō-hē'mē-ən) n.

A person with artistic or literary interests who disregards conventional standards of behavior.




Bohemians: The Glamorous Outcasts, takes you on you on a journey, looking at the changing meanings of bohemian and bohemia from the early nineteenth century to the late twentieth century.  Telling the stories of artists, intellectuals, writers, radicals, and hangers-on who populated salons, bars, and cafes of Paris, London, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, including Juliette Greco, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock. The politics, culture and eccentric dress of bohemians are also explored.



This article covers bohemians from their roots in post-revolutionary France and the specific conditions which formed them, through modem culture. 



This witty and beautifully illustrated book gives a background of bohemian lifestyle and offers suggestions for developing your own bohemian taste. 



Posted on March 21, 2016 I Blog post by Lauren Gavin, M.L.S. (Technical Services/Reference Librarian)