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The Resource Cult of the machine : precisionism and American art, Emma Acker, with Sue Canterbury, Adrian Daub, and Lauren Palmor

Cult of the machine : precisionism and American art, Emma Acker, with Sue Canterbury, Adrian Daub, and Lauren Palmor

Label
Cult of the machine : precisionism and American art
Title
Cult of the machine
Title remainder
precisionism and American art
Statement of responsibility
Emma Acker, with Sue Canterbury, Adrian Daub, and Lauren Palmor
Contributor
Contributor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A fresh look at a bold and dynamic 20th-century American art style. Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism fully emerged after World War I and flourished in the 1920s and 1930s. This insightful publication, featuring more than 100 masterworks by artists such as Charles Sheeler, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Demuth, sheds new light on the Precisionist aesthetic and the intellectual concerns, excitement, tensions, and ambivalences about industrialization that helped develop this important strand of early American modernism. Essays explore the origins of the style--which reconciled realism with abstraction and adapted European art movements like Purism, Cubism, and Futurism to American subject matter--as well as its relationship to photography, and the ways in which it reflected the economic and social changes brought about by industrialization and technology in the post-World War I world. In addition to making a meaningful contribution to the resurging interest in Modernism and its revisionist narratives, this book offers copious connections between the past and our present day, poised on the verge of a fourth industrial revolution"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
701/.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6512.5.P67
LC item number
C85 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Cult of the machine : precisionism and American art, Emma Acker, with Sue Canterbury, Adrian Daub, and Lauren Palmor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Mar. 24-Aug. 12, 2018, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, and Sept. 16, 2018-Jan. 1, 2019, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Engineers of an American art : Precisionism in the machine age / Emma Acker -- The absence of presence in the precisionist city / Sue Canterbury -- Confronting the colossus : two artists face the steel mill / Lauren Palmor -- 'No ideas but in things' : Precisionism and the scandal of modernity / Adrian Daub -- Catalogue of the exhibition -- Timeline : American art, technology, and industry, 1910-1950
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780300234022
Lccn
2017054110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1013528886
  • (OCoLC)1013528886
Label
Cult of the machine : precisionism and American art, Emma Acker, with Sue Canterbury, Adrian Daub, and Lauren Palmor
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with an exhibition held Mar. 24-Aug. 12, 2018, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, and Sept. 16, 2018-Jan. 1, 2019, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Engineers of an American art : Precisionism in the machine age / Emma Acker -- The absence of presence in the precisionist city / Sue Canterbury -- Confronting the colossus : two artists face the steel mill / Lauren Palmor -- 'No ideas but in things' : Precisionism and the scandal of modernity / Adrian Daub -- Catalogue of the exhibition -- Timeline : American art, technology, and industry, 1910-1950
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780300234022
Lccn
2017054110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • on1013528886
  • (OCoLC)1013528886

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