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Abstract Expressionism (World of Art Series)
     

Abstract Expressionism (World of Art Series)

by David Anfam
 

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The most important art movement since the Second World War, Abstract Expressionism revolutionized the way Americans viewed art and culture alike. Drawing on a vast array of scholarly research, David Anfam examines the politically radical spirit of a nucleus of artists who transgressed the traditional forms of American art and faced the tensions of a modernizing

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The most important art movement since the Second World War, Abstract Expressionism revolutionized the way Americans viewed art and culture alike. Drawing on a vast array of scholarly research, David Anfam examines the politically radical spirit of a nucleus of artists who transgressed the traditional forms of American art and faced the tensions of a modernizing society. The author places the movement within a broad cultural background, while at the same time giving a close account of the visual art of Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko, as well as the photography of Aaron Siskind and the sculpture of David Smith. 169 illus., 28 in color

"Art book of the year." --The Guardian

"Highly recommended for high school and college libraries." --School Arts

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The Guardian
Art book of the year.
— ( 27 December 1990)
School Arts Journal
Highly recommended for high school and college libraries.
— ( February 1993)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500202432
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
07/28/1990
Series:
World of Art Series
Pages:
163
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.60(d)

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