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Visual shock : a history of art controversies in American culture

Author: Michael G Kammen
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2007. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage books editionView all editions and formats
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Chronicles controversies, that occurred in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, over public appropriateness of pieces of art, discussing Americanism, nudity, morals, modernism, ideological issues, the importance of the 1960s, diversity, inclusion, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael G Kammen
ISBN: 9781400034642 1400034647
OCLC Number: 148997351
Description: xxvi, 450 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Monuments, memorials, and Americanism [public art] --
Nudity, decency, and morality --
Coming to terms with modernism --
Troubles with murals --
Art politicized: ideological issues --
The pivotal 1960s --
The dimensions and dilemmas of public sculpture --
The art museum transformed --
Issues of diversity and inclusion --
Comparisons and closure.
Other Titles: History of art controversies in American culture
Responsibility: Michael Kammen.

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Chronicles controversies, that occurred in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, over public appropriateness of pieces of art, discussing Americanism, nudity, morals, modernism, ideological issues, the importance of the 1960s, diversity, inclusion, and other related topics.

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