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Author Haskell, Barbara.

Title The American century : art & culture, 1900-1950 / Barbara Haskell
Published New York : Whitney Museum of American Art in association with W.W. Norton, [1999]


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Description 408 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents Foreword / Maxwell L. Anderson -- The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-1950 / Barbara Haskell -- America in the Age of Confidence: 1900-1919 -- Jazz Age America: 1920-1929 -- America in Crisis: 1930-1939 -- War and Its Aftermath: 1940-1949
Summary This book considers American art as a response to political, social, and economic conditions. It opens at the start of the century, when boundaries between high art and all that simmered beneath it were collapsing. In these pages, we are able to see the dramatic changes that characterized art in the first half of the century. We discover why the New York Armory Show of 1913 was such a shock to many artistic sensibilities; how Alfred Stieglitz and his circle drove photography toward modernism, a movement that would eventually include all the arts; and how the Depression (and the WPA) shaped a generation of artists, leaving a rich, public legacy in photography, painting, literature, and architecture. By the century's midpoint, the artistic output of this still young nation was astonishing
Notes Published on the occasion of the exhibition .... held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, part I, 1900-1950 is on view from April 23 to August 22, 1999 and part II, 1950-2000 is on view from September 26, 1999 to January 23, 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-392) and index
Subject Whitney Museum of American Art -- Exhibitions.
Art, American -- Exhibitions.
Art, American.
Art, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Art, American -- 20th century.
Arts, American -- Exhibitions.
Arts, American -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Arts, American.
Arts, American -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Whitney Museum of American Art.
LC no. 98032116
ISBN 0393047237 (Norton cloth)
0874271223 (Whitney pbk.)