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Cold War modernists : art, literature, and American cultural diplomacy

Author: Greg Barnhisel
Publisher: New York : Columbia Univ. Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"An examination of the legacy of modernism as a cultural movement and propaganda tool during the Cold War and the 1950s in America" ... Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Barnhisel
ISBN: 9780231162302 0231162308 9780231538626 0231538626
OCLC Number: 906900109
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: XII, 322 S. : Ill
Contents: Abbreviations and Note on Unpublished Sources Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Freedom, Individualism, Modernism 2. "Advancing American Art": Modernist Painting and Public-Private Partnerships 3. Cold Warriors of the Book: American Book Programs in the 1950s 4. Encounter Magazine and the Twilight of Modernism 5. Perspectives USA and the Economics of Cold War Modernism 6. American Modernism in American Broadcasting: The Voice of (Middlebrow) America Conclusion Notes Index
Responsibility: Greg Barnhisel.


Cold War Modernists documents how the CIA, the State Department, and private cultural diplomats transformed modernist art and literature into pro-Western propaganda during the first decade of the  Read more...


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This is a thoroughly excellent book, a magnum opus of genuine scholarship, and a genuine delight for readers. -- Lawrence Rainey, University of York This book fills a long-felt need for a scholarly Read more...

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