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America's Cool Modernism: O'Keeffe to Hopper

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A book exploring the cool in American Modernism - the exhibition catalogue accompanying a show at The Ashmolean

In the Jazz Age of the ‘roaring’ 20s, and the ensuing Great Depression of the 30s, many American artists expressed their uncertainty about the rapid modernisation and urbanisation of their country by producing work that had a cool, controlled detachment and a smooth, precise finish.  This handsome publication accompanies an exhibition at the Ashmolean and explores 20th-century American art from early experiments in abstraction by artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Arthur Dove and Paul Strand to the strict, clean precisionist paintings of Charles Sheeler and Charles Demuth. America's Cool Modernism is intelligently structured with punchy essays, a section looking at ten paintings in detail and a catalogue organised alphabetically by artist.
Details
  • Author: Katherine Bourgignon, curator at the Terra Foundation for American Art in Paris
  • Paperback: 224 pages | 130 colour and 20 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: March 2018
  • Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1910807217
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 22.0 cm

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