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Abstract expressionism as cultural critique : dissent during the McCarthy period

Author: David Craven
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in American visual culture.
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Abstract Expressionism as Cultural Critique examines the artistic aims of the New York School of painters within the context of left-wing political discussions during the 1940s and 1950s. By drawing on new primary material from government archives and contemporary art critics, including Meyer Schapiro and Marta Traba, David Craven addresses Abstract Expressionism as a response to the politics of the cold war.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Craven, David, 1951-2012.
Abstract expressionism as cultural critique.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)971506542
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Craven
ISBN: 0521434157 9780521434157
OCLC Number: 39523558
Description: xv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Various legacies and diverse lineages --
Abstract expressionism and left wing values --
The FBI files on the New York school --
Mythmaking in the McCarthy period --
Automatism and the age of automation --
A critique of technologism.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American visual culture.
Responsibility: David Craven.
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A study of the political implications of Abstract Expressionism.  Read more...

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