H.C. Westermann at War: Art and Manhood in Cold War America

H.C. Westermann at War: Art and Manhood in Cold War America

by David McCarthy

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H.C. Westermann at War: Art and Manhood in Cold War America by David McCarthy

This book examines the antiwar work of one American artist in relation to the cultural history of the Cold War. The study provides new and detailed information on this important artist, while also contributing to the study of masculinity, dissent, art, violence, and war in the last half of the twentieth century. The study clearly reveals that artists' protests against American foreign policy began well before the official U.S. entry in the Vietnam War, and that not all combat veterans looked back fondly on their experience of the Good War. Finally, in drawing attention to the challenges of being a man in a hostile world, Westermann's art enters into a much broader consideration of gender long before this issue became topical in contemporary art. Illustrated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611492538
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 171
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David McCarthy is Associate Professor of the history of art, and director of the American Studies Program at Rhodes College in Tennessee.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations7
Preface and Acknowledgments11
Introduction15
1A Soldier and a Man20
2Combat42
3Memorial, Allegory, and the Cold War75
4Remembering the Good War109
5Conclusion: Violent America134
Notes138
Bibliography158
Index167

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