Made in the U S A: Modern/Contemporary Art in America
This book begins with an abbreviated background on the origins and development of European Modernism. This is followed by attention to a transitional phase moving art's center from Paris to New York. Next is examination of various phases of Contemporary Art as it evolved in this country. The coverage is broad - inclusive of Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian American and Caucasian artists of both sexes and of every age group. The story is told against a background of socio-political events/affairs. There is a wealth of information augmented by selected visual matter that is listed with links for e-readers, greatly enhancing the portability of this art book. This feature allows readers to browse further and to learn via textual matter and visual/audio tapes. Targeted audiences include college students, artists, and general readers.
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I wonder about the accuracy of the information in this book. I specifically read page 275 online, because I was a friend of Paloma Cernuda, and was surprised to find that the author states that she was African American. I believe that she was at least part Argentinian, and possibly part Brazilian, and appeared to be Caucasian of European descent. I don't care about anyone's race, creed, color, etc., but Paloma has passed on, and I want to set the record straight (to avoid confusion) for the sake of an accurate memory of a great person and artist.