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Modern art in the USA : issues and controversies of the 20th century

Author: Patricia Hills
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of art in America. This book focuses on the themes, issues, and controversies that occurred using selections that are contemporary with the art - by artists, critics, exhibition  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Sources
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Hills
ISBN: 0130361380 9780130361387
OCLC Number: 44173077
Description: xviii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1990-1920: Cultural and historical context for the first twenty years --
Early twentieth-century realists --
The critical issues: modernism and American consciousness --
New forms for a new century --
Photography as art, photography as a tool for reform --
Armory show, independents show of 1917, and New York Dada --
The 1920s: Cultural and historical context for the Jazz Age --
Machine age modernism and modernity --
Cultural nationalism --
defining American: the usable past, the local, the popular --
Cultural primitivism --
defining authenticity: the usable "other" and natural men and women --
The new Negro --
Artists abroad --
The 1930s: Cultural and historical context for the Depression years --
The Depression experience --
Revolutionary theory and practice --
the search for styles --
Mexican artists in the United Stated --
Government projects --
Nationalism and racialism in the arts as issues in the 1930s --
1940s to mid-1950s: Cultural and historical context for World War II and the Cold War --
Critical responses: the transition to abstract expressionism and "pure" painting --
New York School: voices of individual artists --
The figurative artists in the postwar years --
The Cold War and the arts --
1955-1967: Cultural and historical context for a consumer and technological society --
Assemblage, installations, happenings, events, performance --
New York Pop, West Coast Funk, and Chicago "sub-Pop" --
Minimal art --
1968-1980: Cultural and historical context for the Vietnam War era --
Dematerialization: conceptual art, systems, earth art --
Realism and figuration --
The Vietnam War, political art, political criticism --
Black arts movement --
Women's movement --
1980s-1990s: Cultural and historical context for the age of Reagan and postmodernism --
Exit modernism, enter postmodern critique --
New painting and sculpture --
Word-based, photo-based, and theory-based art --
Identities unmasked, classifications resisted --
Bodies reclaimed --
Censorship and propaganda in art and visual culture --
The construction of knowledge: museums, art history, and studio practices --
Art in public spaces.
Responsibility: Patricia Hills.

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