Asian/American/Modern Art Shifting Currents, 1900-1970

ISBN-10: 0520258649

ISBN-13: 9780520258648

Edition: 2008

Authors: Daniel Cornell, Mark Dean Johnson, Daniell Cornell, Gordon Chang, Sharon Spain

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This beautifully illustrated volume, companion book to the exhibition of the same name, presents the first comprehensive survey of work produced by artists of Asian descent in America during the first seven decades of the twentieth century. Featuring examples across many media and extending beyond ethnicity,Asian/American/Modern Artbrings into focus an underrepresented and vital group within American art. Introduced by historian Gordon H. Chang and cocurator Mark Dean Johnson, with contributions by cocurator Daniell Cornell and Karen Higa, Sharon Spain, and ShiPu Wang, the book follows the exhibition's multiethnic and multidisciplinary approach. Rather than defining an Asian American art aesthetic,Asian/American/ Modern Arthighlights the stylistic tensions and artistic influences apparent in the work of major artists including Chiura Obata, Yun Gee, Ruth Asawa, Isamu Noguchi, Nam June Paik, and Carlos Villa. Two areas of emphasis, the modernist matrix of the early twentieth century and the post-World War II period wherein artists developed new approaches, support the book's recurring themes of war and peace, urban life and community. This powerful book represents a major rewriting of American art history to include a population of artists whose significant contributions to twentieth-century American art have been, until now, largely ignored. Copub: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
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List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/12/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 168
Size: 9.75" wide x 11.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Daniell Cornellis Deputy Director for Art and Senior Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum.Mark Dean Johnsonis Professor of Art at San Francisco State University and Research Fellow at Stanford University.

The Search for Roots, or Finding a Precursor
Performing Diaspora: The Body and Identity in the Work of Asian American Artists
Journeys into Abstraction: Asia, America, Europe, and the Art of Yun Gee, Alfonso Ossorio, and Isamu Noguchi
Catalogue of the Exhibition
Looking Both Ways: Asian American Pre-World War II Figurative Hybridity
Japanese American Pictorialist Photography
War and Peace
Urban Life and Community
Philosophy and Religion
Nature and Sexuality as Abstraction
Ink and Line
Lenders to the Exhibition
Photograph Credits
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