American Art: A Cultural History

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Laurence King, 2000 - Abstract expressionism - 416 pages
In this provocative new survey, Bjelajac punctures the idea of a uniquely American way of seeing or representation. Instead, he sifts painting, sculpture, architecture and photography within a broader material culture, documenting a visual history characterized by conflict and diversity.

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Bjelajac (art and human sciences, George Washington Univ.) abandons the quest for "American-ness" in favor of a contextual history of art in American society. Basically chronological, his book is also ... Read full review


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