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The Philosophy and Politics of Abstract Expressionism, 1940–1960

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  • Date Published: June 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521651547

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  • Tracing the relationship between Abstract Expressionist artists and contemporary intellectuals, particularly the French existentialists, Nancy Jachec here offers a new interpretation of the success of America's first internationally recognized avant-garde art form. She argues that Abstract Expressionism was promoted by the United States government because of its radical character, which was considered to appeal to a Western European populace perceived by the State Department as inclined toward Socialism.

    • Inter-disciplinary
    • New interpretation of Abstract Expressionism
    • Covers the work of such artists as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521651547
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 29 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The discrediting of collectivist ideology
    2. Existentialism in the United States
    3. The new radicalism and the counter-enlightenment
    4. Abstract expressionism and the international council
    5. Epilogue: the USIA sponsored exhibitions.

  • Author

    Nancy Jachec, Oxford Brookes University

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