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Entitled : discriminating tastes and the expansion of the arts

Author: Jennifer C Lena
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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"This book examines the process by which the American arts expanded, over the course of more than a century, to include not just "classical" arts like opera and portraiture, but forms of folk, vernacular, and popular culture"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer C Lena
ISBN: 9780691189840 0691189846
OCLC Number: 1109390023
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 231 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 The Invention of American Art, 1825-1945; Museums and Symphony Orchestras; Rationalizing Governance; The Second Wave: Ballet, Modern Dance, Theater, and Opera; Early Life Exposure; What Is an "American Art"?; Heading into the Great Depression; 2 The WPA and the Opening of the American Arts; The WPA's Impact; A Cultural Democracy; The Long Arm of WPA Influence: Artists, Organizations, Administrators; Conclusion; 3 The Museum of Primitive Art, 1940-1982; Nelson Rockefeller, Art Collector Primitive and Modern: Frontiers of Legitimacy in the MidcenturyInventing the Field of Primitive Art; Influencing the Postcolonial Art World; Move to the Met; Primitive Art and Artistic Legitimation; Conclusion; 4 Opportunity Structures; Economic, Political, and Technological Change; Changes to Regulations; Changes within Arts Nonprofits; Changes to Funding; Conclusion; 5 Expansion: 1900-2000; Building a Model of Aesthetic Legitimation; Conclusion; 6 Cultural Appropriation; Cosmopolitanism; Slumming; Monet's Kimono; Chinatown Plaid; Conclusion; 7 Conclusion Twentieth-Century American Artistic Legitimation, in BriefTrajectories; Aesthetic Continuities across Legitimizing Fields; Alliances with Legitimate Fields; People Power; Appropriation from Outside; Never Art: Kitsch; Partial Legitimation: Designer Toys; Appendix: Methodological Appendix; Notes; Works Cited; Index
Other Titles: Discriminating tastes and the expansion of the arts
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The author presents an in-depth look at how democratic values have widened the American arts scene, even as it remains elite and cosmopolitan.  Read more...

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