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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.Read more
- New interpretation of Abstract Expressionism
- Covers the work of such artists as Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko
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- 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.
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