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The New York school; a cultural reckoning.

New York, Viking Press [1973] .
ISBN 0670509124, 9780670003686, 9780670509126, 0670003689

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Standard Title Life and times of the New York school
Subjects Art américain -- 20e siècle.
Arts, American -- 20th century.
Arts, American.
New York School.
New York school of art.
New York school.
Description x, 246 pages illustrations 22 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Published in 1972 under title: The life and times of the New York school.
Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Summary With the emergence of Abstract Expressionism after World War II, the attention of the international art world turned from Paris to New York. Dore Ashton captures the vitality of the cultural milieu in which the New York School artists worked and argued and critiqued each other's work from the 1930s to the 1950s. Working from unsifted archives, from contemporary newspapers and books, and from extensive conversations with the men and women who participated in the rise of the New York School, Ashton provides a rich cultural and intellectual history of this period. In examining the complex sources of this important movement--from the WPA program of the 1930s and the influx of European ideas to the recognition in the 1950s of American painting on an international scale--she conveys the concerns of an extraordinary group of artists including Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, Philip Guston, Barnett Newman, Arshile Gorky, and many others. Rare documentary photographs illustrate Ashton's classic appraisal of the New York School scene.
Contents Greenwich Village- and Depression -- 'Hell, it's not just about painting!' -- Artists and the New Deal -- A farrago of theories -- Studio talk -- The advent of Surrealism -- Voices from Europe -- Myth and metamorphosis -- American culture or mass culture? -- Abstract Expressionism -- Artists and dealers -- Existentialism -- The Eighth-street club -- 'Instantaneous tradition' -- The end of an era.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)665192
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Ashton, Dore.
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