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Midcentury modern art in Texas

Author: Katie Robinson Edwards
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Examines the contributions of many modernist painters and sculptors in Texas, with an emphasis on the era's most abstract and compelling artists. This book looks at the Dallas Nine and the 1936 Texas Centennial, which offered local artists a chance to take stock of who they were and where they stood within the national artistic setting.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katie Robinson Edwards
ISBN: 9780292756595 0292756593
OCLC Number: 861216456
Awards: Winner of Award of Merit for Non-Fiction, The Philosophical Society of Texas 2015 (United States)
Description: x, 379 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The Modernist Impulse and Texas Art --
The 1930s and the Texas Centennial --
Houston and the Foundations of Early Texas Modernism --
Early Practitioners of Abstraction and Nonobjectivity --
The Fort Worth Circle --
The University of Texas at Austin in the 1940s and 1950s --
The 1950s and Houston --
Sculpture in and around the Studio of Charles Williams --
Are Texans American? MoMA's Americans Exhibitions --
Postscript: What Happened to Earnest Modernism? --
Appendix: Selected Artists' Biographies / by Sarah Beth Wilson.
Responsibility: by Katie Robinson Edwards.

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