Grid Games: Gertrude Stein’s Diagrams and Detectives

@article{Dean2008GridGG,
  title={Grid Games: Gertrude Stein’s Diagrams and Detectives},
  author={Gabrielle Dean},
  journal={Modernism/modernity},
  year={2008},
  volume={15},
  pages={317 - 341}
}
Gertrude Stein's notebooks reveal her acute awareness of a constitutive feature of late nineteeth- and early twentieth-century urban life, the grid. The grid structure, as a model of visual and material organization, characterizes and is consolidated across legible environments from the visual-textual integration of the printed page to the design of city streets, becoming the definitive paradigm of modern spatio-temporal experience. Stein's notebooks for "Subject-cases: The Background of a… Expand
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