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Modern Art in America 1908-68
Author: William C. Agee

ISBN: 9780714869346
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 29 February 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 22.2 x 3.7
Description:
A radical re-evaluation of American modernism

The importance of American artists in the history of modern art is well-known and well-documented, from Jackson Pollock to Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol. However, the work of such artists did not spontaneously appear after World War II, nor was it simply transplanted from Europe. There is a longer, subtler history of the development of modernism in relation to American artists, as well as teachers, patrons and collectors, which can be traced through the first half of the twentieth century.

William C. Agee's analysis includes artists working in the first half of the century, such as Arthur Dove, Stuart Davis, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe, and John Marin, as well as a discussion of the continuity between this period and the artists who went on to become celebrated internationally, such as Arshile Gorky, Edward Hopper, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Morris Louis, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Donald Judd.

Agee also integrates the work of certain European artists who became central to modern American art. Paul Cézanne, ...

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