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Global art and the Cold War

Author: John J Curley
Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2018. ©2018
Series: Global perspectives (Laurence King Publishing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Flash card : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John J. Curley presents the first synthetic account of global art during the Cold War. Through a careful examination of artworks drawn from America, Europe, Russia and Asia, he demonstrates the inextricable nature of art and politics in this contentious period. He dismantles the usual narrative of American abstract painting versus figurative Soviet Socialist Realism to reveal a much more nuanced, contradictory and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Flash card
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John J Curley
ISBN: 1786272296 9781786272294
OCLC Number: 1038445775
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The Car War as a way of seeing --
Marking territory : American abstraction, Soviet figuration, and the early Cold War --
Art, technology, and the Cold War --
The Cold War and global pop art --
1968-Art and politics on the barricades --
Art and détente --
A return and then the end --
Art and the legacy of the Cold War.
Series Title: Global perspectives (Laurence King Publishing)
Responsibility: John J. Curley.

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John J. Curley presents the first synthetic account of global art during the Cold War. Through a careful examination of artworks drawn from America, Europe, Russia and Asia, he demonstrates the inextricable nature of art and politics in this contentious period. He dismantles the usual narrative of American abstract painting versus figurative Soviet Socialist Realism to reveal a much more nuanced, contradictory and ambivalent picture of art making, in which the objects themselves, like spies, dissembled, housed and managed ideological differences.

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