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The Resource Mexico and American modernism, Ellen G. Landau

Mexico and American modernism, Ellen G. Landau

Label
Mexico and American modernism
Title
Mexico and American modernism
Statement of responsibility
Ellen G. Landau
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the years between the two world wars, the enormous vogue of "things Mexican" reached its peak. Along with the popular appeal of its folkloric and pictorialist traditions, Mexican culture played a significant role in the formation of modernism in the United States. Mexico and American Modernism analyzes the complex social, intellectual, and artistic ramifications of interactions between avant-garde American artists and Mexico during this critical period. In this insightful book, Ellen G. Landau looks beyond the well-known European influences on modernism. Instead, she probes the lesser-known yet powerful connections to Mexico and Mexican art that can be seen in the work of four acclaimed mid-century American artists: Philip Guston (1913-1980), Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), and Jackson Pollock (1912-1956). Landau details how these artists' relationships with the Mexican muralists, expatriate Surrealists, and leftist political activists of the 1930s and 1940s affected the direction of their art. Her analysis of this aesthetic cross-fertilization provides an important new framework for understanding the emergence of Abstract Expressionism and the New York School as a whole"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.73/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6512.5.M63
LC item number
L36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mexico and American modernism, Ellen G. Landau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 1930s, Mexico, Art, and Politics. Body Si(gh)ting: Noguchi, Mexico, and Martha Graham -- Envisioning History: Philip Guston and Reuben Kadish in Morelia -- The 1940s, Mexico, and Abstract Expressionism. Reinventing Muralism: Pollock, Mexican Art, and the Origins of Action Painting -- Motherwell, Mexico, and Surrealism Revised -- Abstract Expressionism and Modernist Identity -- Conclusion
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780300169133
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012041635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn813392777
  • (OCoLC)813392777
Label
Mexico and American modernism, Ellen G. Landau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 1930s, Mexico, Art, and Politics. Body Si(gh)ting: Noguchi, Mexico, and Martha Graham -- Envisioning History: Philip Guston and Reuben Kadish in Morelia -- The 1940s, Mexico, and Abstract Expressionism. Reinventing Muralism: Pollock, Mexican Art, and the Origins of Action Painting -- Motherwell, Mexico, and Surrealism Revised -- Abstract Expressionism and Modernist Identity -- Conclusion
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780300169133
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012041635
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn813392777
  • (OCoLC)813392777

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