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On the edge of America California modernist art, 1900-1950

Author: Paul J Karlstrom
Publisher: Berkeley [u.a.] Univ. of California Press c 1996
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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California, from an eastern perspective, has generally been seen as another country on the far edge of America, only tenuously attached to what is understood as Western civilization. Carey McWilliams's famous characterization of Southern California as "an island on the land" captures some of this psychological and cultural distance.[1] Identified almost exclusively with Hollywood and popular culture, California has  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Karlstrom
ISBN: 0520088506 9780520088504
OCLC Number: 934271641
Notes: In association with the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
A digital reproduction is available from E-Editions, a collaboration of the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program
Description: Online-Ressource
Contents: Introduction, Paul J. Karlstrom; The elusive quest of the Moderns, Richard Candida Smith; Painting under the shadow: California modernism and the Second World War, Susan Landauer; Politics and modernism: the trial of the Rincon Annex Mural, Gray Brechin; The impact from aborad: foreign guests and visitors, Peter Selz; Mexican art and Los Angeles, 1920-1940, Margarita Nieto; Wood, studs, stucco, and concrete: California's native and imported images, David Gebhard; Early modernism in Southern California: provincialism or eccentricity? Bram Dijkstra; Journey into the sun: California artists and surrealism, Susan M. Anderson; Visual music and film-as-an-art before 1950, William Moritz; Modernist photography and the Group f.64, Therese Thau Heyman; A chronology of institutions, events, and individuals, Derrick R. Cartwright.
Responsibility: ed. by Paul Karlstrom

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Because of its association with popular culture, Hollywood has been denied a meaningful relationship to mainstream 20th-century modernism. The essays in this collection challenge this tradition,  Read more...

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