Synopses & Reviews
This original and sharply obser-vant book gives new significance to three important figures in the history of twentieth-century art: Eva Hesse, Lee Krasner, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Anne Wagner looks at their imagery and careers, relating their work to three decisive moments in the history of American modernism: the avant-garde of the 1920s, the New York School of the 1940s and 1950s, and the modernist redefinition undertaken in the 1960s. Their artistic contributions were invaluable, Wagner demonstrates, as well as hard-won. She also shows that the fact that these artists were womenand#151;the main element linking the threeand#151;is as much the index of difference among their art and experience as it is a passkey to what they share.
Much-loved British painter L. S. Lowry (1887and#150;1976) made the industrial city the focus of his career. This book, published to accompany a retrospective at Tate Britain, shows how Lowry depicted the public rituals of working-class urban life: football matches and protest marches; evictions and fistfights; workers going to and from the mill. He was also a landscape painter, and he sought to show the effects of the industrial revolution. Written by groundbreaking art historians T. J. Clark and Anne M. Wagner, this is a fresh approach to the study of this popular painter
About the Author
T. J. Clark is professor emeritus of modern art at the University of California, Berkeley. Anne Wagner is professor emerita of modern and conand#173;temporary art, University of California, Berkeley.