The American Effect: Global Perspectives on the United States, 1990-2003

The American Effect: Global Perspectives on the United States, 1990-2003

by Lawrence Rinder, Laurence Rinder
     
 

Timely and compelling, The American Effect explores the wide range of global perceptions of American society and culture in the work of artists from around the world. Encompassing both romanticized and demonized visions of the United States, these works—by approximately 50 artists from 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and theSee more details below

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Timely and compelling, The American Effect explores the wide range of global perceptions of American society and culture in the work of artists from around the world. Encompassing both romanticized and demonized visions of the United States, these works—by approximately 50 artists from 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas—date from 1990 to the present and include drawing, photography, film, installation, painting, sculpture, video, and Internet art.As America increasingly comes to terms with how it is perceived abroad, this book, and the exhibition it accompanies at the Whitney Museum of American Art, look at how artists, primarily non-American, depict, imagine, and respond to America and its presence in the world. The works convey a range of responses, from anger and antagonism to affection, warmth, and humor. Essays by well-known writers touch on issues raised by the art, and curator Lawrence Rinder discusses each artist's work in context.

Author Bio: Lawrence Rinder is Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Curator of Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874271348
Publisher:
Whitney Museum of American Art
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
11.14(w) x 10.66(h) x 0.99(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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