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Artist and Identity in Twentieth-Century America (Contemporary Artists and Their Critics)

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Matthew Baigell examines the work of Edward Hopper, Ben Shahn, Frank Stella, and other artists, relating their art works to the social contexts in which they were created. Identifying important and recurring themes in this body of art, such as the persistence of Emersonian values, the search for national and regional identity, and aspects of alienation, he also explores the personal and religious identities of artists as revealed in their works. Collectively, Baigell's work demonstrates the importance of America as the defining element in American art.

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Demonstrates the importance of America as the defining element in American art.

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Demonstrates the importance of America as the defining element in American art.

Table of Contents

1. Walt Whitman and early twentieth-century American art; 2. American landscape painting and national identity: the Stieglitz circle and Emerson; 3. The silent witness of Edward Hopper; 4. American art and national identity: the 1920s; 5. The beginnings of 'The American Wave' and the Depression; 6. Grant Wood revisited; 7. The relevancy of Curry's paintings of black freedom; 8. Thomas Hart Benton and the Left; 9. The Emersonian presence in abstract expressionism; 10. American art around 1960 and the loss of self; 11. Pearlstein's people; 12. Robert Morris's latest works: slouching toward Armageddon; 13. A ramble around early earthworks; 14. Reflections on/of Richard Estes; 15. Ben Shahn's Post-War Jewish paintings; 16. Barnett Newman's stripe paintings and Kaballah: a Jewish take; 17: Postscript: another kind of canon.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521776011
Editor:
Kuspit, Donald
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Kuspit, Donald
Author:
Baigell, Matthew
Author:
Kuspit, Donald
Location:
New York
Subject:
History, modern
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Group identity
Subject:
Artists and community
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Artists and community -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Group identity--United States--History--20th century
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Contemporary Artists and Their Critics
Series Volume:
NL 11-1
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
47 b/w illus.
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x.69 in. 1.00 lbs.

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