Pollock and After: Critical Debate / Edition 2

Pollock and After: Critical Debate / Edition 2

by Francis Frascina
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415228670

ISBN-13: 9780415228671

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Pollock and After: The Critical Debate brings together key writings on debates about Abstract Expressionism and Modernist art history. It is an essential resource for understanding post-war American art and culture. The second edition has been fully revised and updated in response to new critical approaches to post-war American art. It includes nine new

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Pollock and After: The Critical Debate brings together key writings on debates about Abstract Expressionism and Modernist art history. It is an essential resource for understanding post-war American art and culture. The second edition has been fully revised and updated in response to new critical approaches to post-war American art. It includes nine new articles and a substantial overview essay by Francis Frascina.
Articles are grouped into three parts, each with an introduction by Francis Frascina. Part One includes two foundational articles by the influential Modernist critic, Clement Greenberg, and represents the debate about Greenberg's work, with contributions by T.J. Clark and Michael Fried. Part Two focuses on revisionist writers, who questioned established ideas about Modernist art history, examining the relationship between Abstract Expressionism and the politics of McCarthyism and the Cold War.
The third part, which is new to the volume, is devoted to recent developments of revisionist critiques. Contributors explore the work of Greenberg's contemporaries, the relationship between critical and commercial responses to Abstract Expressionism, and perceptions of cultural value in the 1940s and 1950s, and challenge assumptions about ethnicity, gender and sexuality in the construction of the 'post-war American artist'.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415228671
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
396
Sales rank:
1,448,847
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
Prefacexi
Looking Forward, Looking Back: 1985-19991
Part 1The critical debate and its origins
Introduction (1985)29
1Avant-Garde and Kitsch48
2Towards a Newer Laocoon60
3Clement Greenberg's Theory of Art71
4How Modernism Works: a Response to T. J. Clark87
5Arguments About Modernism: a Reply to Michael Fried102
Part 2History: representation and misrepresentation--the case of abstract expressionism: Revisionism in the 1970s and early 1980s
Introduction (1985)113
6American Painting During the Cold War130
7Abstract Expressionism, Weapon of the Cold War147
8Art and Politics in Cold War America155
9Abstract Expressionism: the Politics of Apolitical Painting181
10The New Adventures of the Avant-Garde in America197
11Avant-Gardes and Partisans Reviewed211
Part 3Revisionism revisited
Introduction (1999)229
12Abstract Expressionism, Automatism and the Age of Automation234
13Action, Revolution and Painting261
14The Market for Abstract Expressionism: the Time Lag Between Critical and Commercial Acceptance288
15Revisiting the Revisionists: the Modern, Its Critics, and the Cold War294
16Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics307
17Pollock and Krasner: Script and Postscript329
18Reframing Abstract Expressionism: Gender and Subjectivity348
19Greenberg on Pollock361

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