Twentieth-Century American Art

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Overview


Jackson Pollock, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Laurie Anderson are just some of the major American artists of the twentieth century. From the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to the 2000 Whitney Biennial, a rapid succession of art movements and different styles reflected the extreme changes in American culture and society, as well as America's position within the international art world.

This exciting new look at twentieth century American art explores the relationships between American art, museums, and audiences in the century that came to be called the "American century." Extending beyond New York, it covers the emergence of Feminist art in Los Angeles in the 1970s; the Black art movement; the expansion of galleries and art schools; and the highly political public controversies surrounding arts funding. All the key movements are fully discussed, including early American Modernism, the New Negro movement, Regionalism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Neo-Expressionism.

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"Smart, imaginative and readable."--Patricia Hills, Boston University

"Up-to-date overview that includes the often-excluded women and Black artists of the first half of the 20th century. Useful contextualizations of the period, especially in regard to marginalized artists."--Leslie Ava Shaw, New School University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192842398
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Oxford History of Art Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 865,753
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Erika Doss is Professor of Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she also directs the American Studies Program. She is the author of several books, including Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Introduction 9
Ch. 1 The Gilded Age 19
Ch. 2 Early American Modernism: the Art of Everyday Life 35
Ch. 3 Avant-Garde Art and Experimentation 53
Ch. 4 Modernism and the Interwar Years 75
Ch. 5 A New Deal for the Arts: the Great Depression 97
Ch. 6 Abstract Expressionism 119
Ch. 7 Neo-Dada and Pop Art 139
Ch. 8 Minimalism and Conceptual Art 161
Ch. 9 Feminist Art and Black Art 181
Ch. 10 Culture Wars: the 1980s 203
Ch. 11 Contemporary Art 227
Notes 249
Further Reading 259
Timeline 264
Museums and Websites 268
List of Illustrations 271
Index 279
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