American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-1950 / Edition 1

American Century: Art and Culture, 1900-1950 / Edition 1

by Barbara Haskell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0874271223

ISBN-13: 2900874271224

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Whitney Museum of American Art

The American Century is the subject of a year-long exhibition at the Whitney Museum --the most comprehensive display of twentieth-century American art ever assembled, incorporating a wide range of masterpieces from all sections of the country, by both familiar and lesser-known artists. This volume, covering the first half of the century, is a history of American art

Overview

The American Century is the subject of a year-long exhibition at the Whitney Museum --the most comprehensive display of twentieth-century American art ever assembled, incorporating a wide range of masterpieces from all sections of the country, by both familiar and lesser-known artists. This volume, covering the first half of the century, is a history of American art as well as a permanent record of the Whitney show. Here fine arts achievements are seen as part of the larger culture that helped shape them --the art forms of film, dance, music, literature, photography, decorative arts, architecture, fashion, and industrial design. All are described and set in the context of political and social currents of the era in Barbara Haskell's rich and informative text. Essays by noted experts in many fields illuminate developments in different areas of artistic endeavor while over 750 full-color and duotone illustrations give visual testimony to America's dominant role in the arts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900874271224
Publisher:
Whitney Museum of American Art
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
OP
Pages:
408

Table of Contents

Foreword
The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-1950
America in the Age of Confidence: 1900-1919
Jazz Age America: 1920-1929
America in Crisis: 1930-1939
War and Its Aftermath: 1940-1949
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Index

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