The Philosophy and Politics of Abstract Expressionism: 1940-1960

The Philosophy and Politics of Abstract Expressionism: 1940-1960

by Nancy Jachec
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521651549

ISBN-13: 9780521651547

Pub. Date: 06/05/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Tracing the relationship between Abstract Expressionist artists and contemporary intellectuals, particularly the French existentialists, Nancy Jachec here offers a new interpretation of the success of America's first internationally recognized avant-garde art form. She argues that Abstract Expressionism was promoted by the United States government because of its…  See more details below

Overview

Tracing the relationship between Abstract Expressionist artists and contemporary intellectuals, particularly the French existentialists, Nancy Jachec here offers a new interpretation of the success of America's first internationally recognized avant-garde art form. She argues that Abstract Expressionism was promoted by the United States government because of its radical character, which was considered to appeal to a Western European populace perceived by the State Department as inclined toward Socialism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521651547
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1. The discrediting of collectivist ideology; 2. Existentialism in the United States; 3. The new radicalism and the counter-enlightenment; 4. Abstract expressionism and the international council; 5. Epilogue: the USIA sponsored exhibitions.

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