Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism / Edition 1

Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism / Edition 1

by Erika Doss
ISBN-10:
0226159434
ISBN-13:
9780226159430
Pub. Date:
06/28/1995
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
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Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism / Edition 1

In this provocative and accessible revisionist study, Erika Doss examines how and why the cultural domination enjoyed by regionalism in the 1930s shifted to abstract expressionism in the 1940s.

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ISBN-13: 9780226159430
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/28/1995
Edition description: 1
Pages: 462
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1: Republicanism and Modernism: The Genesis of Regionalism in The American
Historical Epic
2: Liberal Reform and the American Scene: Benton's 1930s Murals
3: Thomas Hart Benton in Hollywood: Regionalist Art and Corporate Patronage
4: Modernist Accommodation, Corporate Appropriation: The Collapse of
Regionalism and the New Deal
5: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism: Modern Art and Consensus
Politics in Postwar America
6: The Misconstruction of Abstract Expressionism: Institutional Orthodoxy
and Commodification
Index

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