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Modern Art in America
Author: William C. Agee

ISBN: 9780714875248
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 11 September 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 21.3 x 3.2
Description:
A radical re-evaluation of American modernism through four generations of artists and their work - now in paperback.

Twentieth-century art in America has long been understood in two very separate distinct halves: pre-World War II, often considered as inferior and provincial; and the triumphant, international post-war work that made a complete break with everything that went before. Agee discovers exciting new connections between artists and artworks, which strongly suggest that 1945 was not such a dividing line in art history after all. His fresh research offers an innovative approach and a brilliant take on art history.

About the Author

William C. Agee taught at Hunter College since 1988 until his retirement in 2014 and was awarded an endowed chair in 2004, the Evelyn Kranes Kossak Professor of Art History. Prior to Hunter, he held directorships at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and at the Pasadena Art Museum.

Agee has published numerous articles and monographs in conjunction with exhibitions he has organized on artists such as Stuart Davis, Morgan Russell, Donald Judd...

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