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Cold War modernists : art, literature, and American cultural diplomacy

Author: Greg Barnhisel
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An examination of the legacy of modernism as a cultural movement and propaganda tool during the Cold War and the 1950s in America"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Barnhisel
ISBN: 9780231162302 0231162308
OCLC Number: 892620154
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Freedom, individualism, modernism --
"Advancing American art" : modernist painting and public-private partnerships --
Cold warriors of the book : American book programs in the 1950s --
Encounter magazine and the twilight of modernism --
Perspectives USA and the economics of Cold War modernism --
American modernism in American broadcasting : the voice of (middlebrow) America.
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