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TV by design : modern art and the rise of network television

Author: Lynn Spigel
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the Publisher: While critics have long disparaged commercial television as a vast wasteland, TV has surprising links to the urbane world of modern art that stretch back to the 1950s and '60s during that era, the rapid rise of commercial television coincided with dynamic new movements in the visual arts-a potent combination that precipitated a major shift in the way Americans experienced the world visually. TV  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Spigel
ISBN: 9780226769684 9780226769691 0226769682 0226769690
OCLC Number: 176980668
Description: x, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Hail! Modern art : postwar "American" painting and the rise of commercial TV --
An eye for design : corporate modernism at CBS --
Setting the stage at television city : modern architecture, TV studios, and set design --
Live from New York it's MoMA! : television, the housewife, and the Museum of Modern Art --
Silent TV : Ernie Kovacs and the noise of mass culture --
One-minute movies : art cinema, youth culture, and TV commercials in the 1960s --
Warhol TV : from media scandals to everyday boredom --
Epilogue: Framing TV, unframing art.
Responsibility: Lynn Spigel.
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Uncovers the story of how modernism and network television converged and intertwined in their mutual ascent during the decades of the cold war. This title shows how TV was instrumental in introducing  Read more...


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