Art in America 1945-1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop A: (Library of America #259)

Art in America 1945-1970: Writings from the Age of Abstract Expressionism, Pop A: (Library of America #259)


Experience the inventive explosion that remodeled American artwork, within the phrases of the artists, writers, and critics who have been there: In the zone century after the tip of worldwide conflict II, a brand new iteration of painters, sculptors, and photographers reworked the face of yank artwork and shifted the guts of the artwork international from Paris to big apple. Signaled by means of the triumph of abstraction and the ascendancy of painters equivalent to Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning, and Kline, this revolution generated an exuberant and contentious physique of writing with out parallel in our cultural heritage. within the phrases of editor Jed Perl, “there hasn't ever been a interval while the visible arts were written approximately with extra mongrel energy—with extra unforeseen combos of reportage, rhapsody, research, advocacy, editorializing, and philosophy.” Perl has accumulated the simplest of this writing jointly for the 1st time, interwoven with attention-grabbing headnotes that determine the old historical past, the oversized personalities of the artists and critics, and the character of the classy battles that outlined the period. listed below are statements via the main major artists, and significant severe essays by means of Clement Greenberg, Susan Sontag, Hilton Kramer, and different influential figures. right here too is an electrifying array of responses by means of poets and novelists, reflecting the unfastened interaction among various paintings types: John Ashbery on Andy Warhol, James Agee on Helen Levitt, James Baldwin on Beauford Delaney, Truman Capote on Richard Avedon, Tennessee Williams on Hans Hofmann, Jack Kerouac on Robert Frank. the ambience of the time involves shiny lifestyles in memoirs, diaries, and journalism by way of Peggy Guggenheim, Dwight Macdonald, Calvin Tomkins, and others. Lavishly illustrated with rankings of black-and-white photographs and a 32-page colour insert, this can be a publication that each paintings lover will treasure.

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