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American Modernism at the Art Institute of Chicago: World War I to 1955 (Hardback)

Judith A. Barter

Edité par Yale University Press, United States, 2010
ISBN 10: 0300117388 / ISBN 13: 9780300117387
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Titre : American Modernism at the Art Institute of ...

Éditeur : Yale University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. The first publication to focus on the Art Institute s outstanding collection of American modernism, this volume includes over 175 important paintings, sculptures, decorative-art objects, and works on paper made in North America between World War II and 1955. Together they fully reflect the history of American art in these decades, including examples of early modernism, Social Realism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism. Among the paintings are such iconic works as Hopper s Nighthawks and Wood s American Gothic, along with notable pieces by Davis, De Kooning, Hartley, Lawrence, Marin, O Keeffe, Pollock, and Sheeler. Among the sculptors represented are Calder, Cornell, and Noguchi. Spectacular decorative artwork by the Eameses, Grotell, Neutra, Saarinen, F. L. Wright, and Zeisel are also featured. Reproduced in full color, each work is accompanied by an accessible and up-to-date text, complete with comparative illustrations. The introduction traces the formation of this important collection by a number of noted curators, collectors, and patrons. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780300117387

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Synopsis : The first publication to focus on the Art Institute's outstanding collection of American modernism, this volume includes over 175 important paintings, sculptures, decorative art objects and works on paper made in North America between World War I and 1955. Together they fully reveal the history of American art in these decades, including examples of early modernism, Social Realism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Among the paintings are such iconic works as Hopper's 'Nighthawks' and Wood's 'American Gothic', along with notable pieces by Davis, De Kooning, Hartley, Lawrence, Marin, O'Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. Among the sculptors represented are Calder, Cornell and Noguchi. Spectacular decorative artwork by the Eameses, Grotell, Neutra, Saarinen, F. L. Wright and Zeisel are also featured. Illustrated in full colour, each work is accompanied by an accessible and up-to-date text, complete with comparative illustrations. The introduction traces the formation of this important collection by a number of noted curators, collectors, and patrons.

Critique: "Well worth the cost (particularly when paired with the companion volume) as a survey of one of the most important American 20th-century collections."--Kraig Binkowski, Yale Center for British Art, Library Journal Library Journal

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