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AngloModern : painting and modernity in Britain and the United States

Author: Janet Wolff
Publisher: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a masterly book on the sociology of modernism, Janet Wolff explores work that was primarily realist and figurative and investigates the processes by which art fell by the wayside in the post-war period.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Wolff
ISBN: 080143923X 9780801439230 0801487420 9780801487422
OCLC Number: 50859019
Description: xi, 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Anglomodern: the painting of modern life --
Women at the Whitney, 1910-30: feminism, sociology, aesthetics --
Questions of discovery: the art of Kathleen McEnergy --
Gender and the haunting or cities: or, the retirement of the Flâneur --
The feminine in modern art: Benjamin, Simmel, and the gender of modernity --
The failure of a hard sponge: class, Ethnicity, and the art of Mark Gertler --
The "Jewish mark" in English painting: cultural identity and modern art --
Afterword: Modernism, realism, revisionism.
Responsibility: Janet Wolff.
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Early twentieth-century art and art practice in Britain and the United States were, Janet Wolff asserts, marginalized by critics and historians in very similar ways after the rise of post-Cubist  Read more...

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