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- 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 radical character, which was considered to appeal to a Western European populace perceived by the State Department as inclined toward Socialism.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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.