American Art

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Flame Tree, 2006 - Art, American - 384 pages
This work explores the emergence of the United States as a major force in the international art world during the twentieth century. This wonderful new series (with over 10 titles in print) aims to combine a compact, commercial approach with the breadth and clarity of larger format books. Covering art which both creates the foundation of modern culture and modern art itself, the books include Picasso, Bauhous, and the Art Nouveau movement.

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Virginia M. Mecklenburg is curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has organised more than 20 exhibitions, including ‘Edward Hopper: The Watercolours’. Other projects include directing the interactive video American Abstraction, 1930–1945, which received the American Film and Video Association’s Blue Ribbon Award. She has published on the art of George Bellows, Frederick Carl Frieseke, Robert Indiana and early American Modernists.

Dr Mike O’Mahony
is a specialist in twentieth-century art in Europe and the United States. He teaches History of Art at the University of Bristol and has lectured at the major London galleries, including Tate Britain and the Royal Academy of Arts. He is founding editor of Art On The Line, an online, international arts journal. He has written and contributed articles to many publications, including The Atlas of World Art and The Oxford History of Western Art.

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