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American expressionism : art and social change, 1920-1950

Author: Bram Dijkstra
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams, in association with the Columbus Museum of Art, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the evolution of a distinctive art form in the United States, noting how most of its contributors were first- or second-generation immigrants living in urban or disadvantaged regions, and examining how the art of the period reflects ideals about equality, dignity, justice, and the challenges of the working class.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dijkstra, Bram.
American expressionism.
New York : H.N. Abrams, in association with the Columbus Museum of Art, 2003
(OCoLC)606945910
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bram Dijkstra
ISBN: 0810942313 9780810942318
OCLC Number: 50866889
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Erasing a movement --
The corporate take-over of American art --
American expressionism: the historical framework --
American antecedents --
Depression economics --
The fascism of everyday life --
Character and the characteristics of exclusion --
The body of nature --
What we build is what we destroy --
The war inside our heads --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Bram Dijkstra.

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Between 1920 and 1945 a distinctly American form of Expressionism developed in the US, largely through the work of second generation immigrants from eastern and southern Europe. This volume looks at  Read more...

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