A House Divided: American Art since 1955

A House Divided: American Art since 1955

by Anne M. Wagner
     
 

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“In this much-needed and courageous book, Anne Wagner lays down a gauntlet to all those interested in modern and contemporary art: to think anew about these works by canonic artists, and about the relationship of art to recent history and politics. Wagner presents an exhilarating and innovative set of closely worked historical arguments that are… See more details below

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“In this much-needed and courageous book, Anne Wagner lays down a gauntlet to all those interested in modern and contemporary art: to think anew about these works by canonic artists, and about the relationship of art to recent history and politics. Wagner presents an exhilarating and innovative set of closely worked historical arguments that are remarkably timely, and her lucid prose makes complex ideas and critical debates accessible to a broad audience.”—Briony Fer, Professor of History of Art, UCL

“In A House Divided, Anne Wagner takes on the so-called post-war era in American art and asks searching questions about what that term might mean now, amid cultural division and perpetual war. Far more than a sum of its parts, this collection of essays is essential reading on American artists' ‘post-war’ responses to nationalism, state violence, and the 1960s.”—Mignon Nixon, author of Fantastic Reality: Louise Bourgeois and a Story of Modern Art

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Times Higher Education

“I found myself reading certain passages aloud, reveling in their conversational pace and cadence, their gentle wordplays and puns.”
Zeteo (Cuny)

“The latter decades of the twentieth century were exciting, tumultuous years for the American art scene. . . . Anne Middleton Wagner captures a great deal of this tension and excitement in these pieces.”

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ISBN-13:
9780520268470
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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"I found myself reading certain passages aloud, reveling in their conversational pace and cadence, their gentle wordplays and puns."—Times Higher Education

"The latter decades of the twentieth century were exciting, tumultuous years for the American art scene. . . . Anne Middleton Wagner captures a great deal of this tension and excitement in these pieces."—Zeteo (Cuny)

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