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American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago: From World War I to 1955
     

American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago: From World War I to 1955

by Judith A. Barter, Sarah Kelly Oehler (Contribution by), Ellen E. Roberts (Contribution by), Brandon K. Ruud (Contribution by), Denise Mahoney (Contribution by)
 

The first publication to focus on the Art Institute’s outstanding collection of American modernism, this volume includes over 175 important paintings, sculptures, decorative-art objects, and works on paper made in North America between World War II and 1955. Together they fully reflect the history of American art in these decades, including examples of

Overview

The first publication to focus on the Art Institute’s outstanding collection of American modernism, this volume includes over 175 important paintings, sculptures, decorative-art objects, and works on paper made in North America between World War II and 1955. Together they fully reflect the history of American art in these decades, including examples of early modernism, Social Realism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism. Among the paintings are such iconic works as Hopper’s Nighthawks and Wood’s American Gothic, along with notable pieces by Davis, De Kooning, Hartley, Lawrence, Marin, O’Keeffe, Pollock, and Sheeler. Among the sculptors represented are Calder, Cornell, and Noguchi. Spectacular decorative artwork by the Eameses, Grotell, Neutra, Saarinen, F. L. Wright, and Zeisel are also featured. Reproduced in full color, each work is accompanied by an accessible and up-to-date text, complete with comparative illustrations. The introduction traces the formation of this important collection by a number of noted curators, collectors, and patrons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300117387
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Judith A. Barter is the Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the editor of Apostles of Beauty.

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