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Rethinking Arshile Gorky

Author: Kim S Theriault
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A reexamination of the art of Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), and an exploration of his role in the development of modern abstraction in America"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Arshile Gorky; Arshile Gorky; Arshile Gorky
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim S Theriault
ISBN: 9780271036472 0271036478 9780271036465 027103646X
OCLC Number: 406945422
Description: xix, 243 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Genocide, displacement, and identity --
Constructions of gender, self, and other --
Language, translation, and diaspora --
Exile, abstraction, and nonobjectivity --
Difference, likeness, and synthesis --
Conflation, re-membering, and indeterminacy --
Primitivism, the feminine, and orientalization --
Enigma, erasure, and Arshile Gorky's afterlife.
Responsibility: Kim S. Theriault.

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"Rethinking [Arshile] Gorky is truly a breakthrough publication. It firmly places Gorky as both an artist of note and a sage who tells us, in vivid images, about the brutal impact of genocide on the Read more...

 
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