American art of the 20th century: painting, sculpture, architecture

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H. N. Abrams, 1973 - Art - 583 pages
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Critically views the artists and movements that have shaped the traditions and quality of American art in the 1900's

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Contents

The Usable Past
9
Pioneers in Architecture East and West 18901920
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Insurgent Realists
49
Copyright

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SAM HUNTER" is Emeritus Professor of art history at Princeton University, where he taught for twenty-two years. He is also a leading critic of modern and contemporary art, as well as the author of numerous publications, among them "Modern French Painting, Modern American Painting and Sculpture," and monographs on Arnaldo Pomodoro, Isamu Noguchi, Marino Marini, Larry Rivers, George Segal, Alex Katz, and Tom Wesselman. An active curator, he has organized more than fifty exhibitions of contemporary art, for which he wrote museum and gallery catalogues. Prior to his appointment at Princeton, Sam Hunter served, successively, as director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, and the Jewish Museum in New York.

"JOHN JACOBUS" is Professor of Art and Urban Studies at Dartmouth College. Previously he taught at Princeton, the University of California (Berkeley), Smith College, and Indiana University. His publications include "20th-Century Architecture: The Middle Years," books on the architects Philip Johnson and James Stirling, a monograph on Henri Matisse, and, in collaboration with Sam Hunter, "American Art of the 20th Century."

"DANIEL WHEELER," a longtime editor and translator of art books, is the author of a monograph on the Swiss painter Caspar Wolfe and several landmark publications, including "Chateaux of France, The Grand Canal," and "Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 to the Present." He also prepared the text for the third edition of H. H. Arnason's "History of Modern Art.

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