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Title:
A concise history of American painting and sculpture
Author:
Baigell, Matthew.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper & Row, [1984]

©1984
Physical Description:
xxvi, 420 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780064303507

9780064300858
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


Summary

This survey of American painting and sculpture from colonial times to the present day covers all the major artists and their achievements.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xxv
1 Colonial Artp. 1
2 The New Nationp. 26
3 Self-Discoveryp. 66
4 At Home and Abroadp. 122
5 Early Modernismp. 192
6 Between the World Warsp. 242
7 International Presencep. 297
8 Contemporary Diversityp. 346
Selected Bibliographyp. 409
Indexp. 421
Introductionp. xxv
1 Colonial Artp. 1
2 The New Nationp. 26
3 Self-Discoveryp. 66
4 At Home and Abroadp. 122
5 Early Modernismp. 192
6 Between the World Warsp. 242
7 International Presencep. 297
8 Contemporary Diversityp. 346
Selected Bibliographyp. 409
Indexp. 421