How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art Abstract Expressionism, Freedom, and the Cold War

ISBN-10: 0226310396
ISBN-13: 9780226310398
Edition: 1985
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

"A provocative interpretation of the political and cultural history of the early cold war years. . . . By insisting that art, even art of the avant-garde, is part of the general culture, not autonomous or above it, he forces us to think differently not only about art and art history but about society itself."--New York Times Book Review

Antoni T�pies is a leading abstract expressionist artist known for his work in mixed media. His art is found in numerous international museums and collections.Josep Miquel Sobrer is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Indiana University Bloomington. He is translator of A Broken Mirror by Merc� Rodoreda.Serge Guilbault is Professor of Fine Arts at the University of British Columbia and author of How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art.

Arthur Goldhammer is the translator for numerous books including Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement, Algerian Chronicles, The Society of Equals, and Capital in the Twenty-First Century. He received the French-American Translation Prize in 1990 for his translation of A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
New York, 1935-1941: The De-Marxization of the Intelligentsia
The Second World War and the Attempt to Establish an Independent American Art
The Creation of an American Avant-Garde, 1945-1947
Success: How New York Stole the Notion of Modernism from the Parisians, 1948
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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