A concise history of American painting and sculpture

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Harper & Row, 1984 - Art - 420 pages
This clear, thorough, and reliable survey of American painting and sculpture from colonial times to the present day covers all the major artists and their works, outlines the social and cultural backgrounds of each period, and includes 409 illustrations integrated with the text. Although some determining factors in American art are considered, Matthew Baigell views the rich and diverse achievements of American art as the result of the efforts and talents of a pluralistic society rather than as fitting into a particular mold. This edition includes corrections and revisions to the text, an updated bibliography, and 13 new illustrations.

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Contents

Colonial Art
7
The New Nation
26
SelfDiscovery
66
At Home and Abroad 722
122
Early Modernism 792
192
Between the World Wars
242
International Presence
297
Contemporary Diversity
346
Selected Bibliography
397
Index
407
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About the author (1984)

Baigell is a professor in the department of art history at Rutgers University.

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