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Grant Wood : American Gothic and other fables

Author: Barbara Haskell; Glenn Adamson; Whitney Museum of American Art,
Publisher: New York : Whitney Museum of American Art, New Haven ; London : Distributed by Yale University Press [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The social and political climate in which Wood's art flourished bears certain striking similarities to America today, as national identity and the tension between urban and rural areas reemerge as polarizing issues in a country facing the consequences of globalization and the technological revolution. Wood portrayed the tension and alienation of contemporary experience. By fusing meticulously observed reality with
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
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Named Person: Grant Wood; Grant Wood; Grant Wood; Grant Wood
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Haskell; Glenn Adamson; Whitney Museum of American Art,
ISBN: 9780300232844 0300232845
OCLC Number: 1002129752
Notes: Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Grant Wood: American Gothic and Other Fables, organized by Barbara Haskell, curator; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 2-June 10, 2018.
Description: 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Foreword / Adam D. Weinberg --
Grant Wood: through the past, darkly / Barbara Haskell --
Willow, weep for me / Glenn Adamson --
Moments of discovery: Grant Wood's theatrical paintings / Shirley Reece-Hughes --
Like a book: Grant Wood's literary associations / Eric Banks --
Cryptic corn: Magic realism and the art of Grant Wood / Emily Braun --
Grant Wood goes gay / Richard Meyer --
Plates --
Grant Wood: a chronicle / Barbara Haskell.
Responsibility: Barbara Haskell ; with contributions by Glenn Adamson [and four others].

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"At a time when the U.S. was dealing with the Depression, drought and disillusionment, Wood was trying to recapture, as the catalog suggests, the `dream-power' of his childhood-implying the tension Read more...

 
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