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Benton, Pollock, and the politics of modernism : from regionalism to abstract expressionism

Author: Erika Doss
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this acclaimed revisionist study, Doss chronicles a historic cultural change in American art from the dominance of regionalism in the 1930s to abstract expressionism in the 1940s. She centers her study on Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock, Benton's foremost student in the early thirties, charting Pollock's early imitation of Benton's style before his radical move to abstraction. By situating painting within  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Hart Benton; Jackson Pollock; Thomas Hart Benton; Jackson Pollock
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erika Doss
ISBN: 0226159426 9780226159423
OCLC Number: 23731972
Description: xvi, 445 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Erika Doss.
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"In this acclaimed revisionist study, Doss chronicles a historic cultural change in American art from the dominance of regionalism in the 1930s to abstract expressionism in the 1940s. She centers her study on Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock, Benton's foremost student in the early thirties, charting Pollock's early imitation of Benton's style before his radical move to abstraction. By situating painting within the evolving sociopolitical and cultural context of the Depression and the Cold War, Doss explains the reasons for this change and casts light on its significance for contemporary culture."--Jacket.

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