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Salons Jon Spayde

Salons

Jon Spayde

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ISBN : 9780688174514
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320 pages
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In 1991 the Utne Reader started the Neighborhood Salon Association, and in less than two years they had established 325 chapters with more than 20,000 members. The magazine is now widely recognized as the founder of Americas current salonMoreIn 1991 the Utne Reader started the Neighborhood Salon Association, and in less than two years they had established 325 chapters with more than 20,000 members. The magazine is now widely recognized as the founder of Americas current salon renaissance, and Salons is the quintessential guide to this most fruitful form of conversation.From the ancient Greeks symposia and Germaine de Staels pre-French Revolution salons to Mabel Dodges bohemian open houses and Gertrude Steins famous Paris gatherings, salons have always been both catalysts and cultural markers for the movements that shape history, Today, the aristocrats of the eighteenth-century salons have been replaced by students, secretaries, journalists, and doctors -- as salons continue to crop up around the country in the forms of book clubs, chat rooms, and discussion groups.Tapping into this resurgence, Salons offers a fascinating history of the salon and supplies all the tools readers need to join or start a group of their own. An up-to-the-minute resource on everything from e-salons to topics for discussion, this is the perfect book for readers involved in or wanting to be involved in a larger community of conversation.