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Renegade regionalists : the modern independence of Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry

Author: James M Dennis
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The work of Wood, Benton and Curry, a trio of acclaimed American painters, is examined in this book, with the author looking at their modernist tendencies and arguing that their styles were both  Read more...

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Named Person: Grant Wood; Thomas Hart Benton; John Steuart Curry; Grant Wood; Thomas Hart (Künstler) Benton; John Steuart Curry; Grant Wood
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Dennis
ISBN: 0299155803 9780299155803 0299155846 9780299155841
OCLC Number: 36446938
Description: xvi, 279 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "Direct Realism" Versus Modern Abstractions --
2. "Direct Realism" Versus Mimetic Fantasies --
3. Nationalism! --
4. Fascism? --
5. Grant Wood's Matriarchate --
6. Tom Benton's "Girls" as Reverberations of Modernization --
7. John Curry's Reactive Women: From Myth to Protest --
8. Grant Wood's Affair with Abstract Art --
9. Charles Demuth's Affair with Lancaster, Pa. --
10. Charles Sheeler's Love of a New Industrial Region --
11. Marsden Hartley's Return as a Nativist.
Responsibility: James M. Dennis.
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"Dennis offers many fresh new observations on the nature of regionalism . . . a major contribution to the field."--"Choice"

 
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