A House Divided: American Art since 1955

A House Divided: American Art since 1955

by Anne Middleton Wagner

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ISBN-13: 9780520270978
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/14/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 874,476
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Anne Middleton Wagner is Class of 1936 Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University of California, Berkeley and Henry Moore Foundation Research Curator at the Tate. She is the author of Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture and Three Artists (Three Women): Modernism and the Art of Hesse, Krasner, and O’Keeffe (UC Press) among other books.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Type Casting

Part I. A House Divided
1. Jasper Johns’s Flag
2. Andy Warhol’s Patriotism
3. Matta-Clark’s Cut
4. Maya Lin’s Memorial
5. Kara Walker’s History

Part II. A Place of Safety
6. David Smith: Heavy Metal
7. Flavin’s Limited Light
8. Nauman’s Body of Sculpture
9. Bourgeois Fantasy
10. How Eva Hesse Named Her Work
11. Agnes Martin: The Cause of the Response
12. Performance, Video, and the Rhetoric of Presence

List of Illustrations


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"I found myself reading certain passages aloud, reveling in their conversational pace and cadence, their gentle wordplays and puns."—Times Higher Education

"The latter decades of the twentieth century were exciting, tumultuous years for the American art scene. . . . Anne Middleton Wagner captures a great deal of this tension and excitement in these pieces."—Zeteo (Cuny)

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