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    DescriptionHow did artists of the twentieth century use their work to respond to their unique personal experiences and moment in history? This provocative question is explored in this engaging new book on American art. By focusing on broad, defining themes, embodied in the work of such pivotal artists as Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol, the authors look at how art provided a means for reimagining America, visualising what it had become, and where it might go in a century of turbulent change. Richly illustrated with nearly 400 colour images, Imagining America is organised around three main themes: nature and the ways diverse artists responded to the transformation of the landscape from pastoral to industrial; how artists as different as Thomas Eakins and Jackson Pollock demonstrated the perpetual inclination to reinvent both personal and national identity; and the ways that key artists like Stuart Davis, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat taught us to understand the media and popular culture on a deeper level. The authors also provide a context of social history and parallel developments in American music and film. With an innovative design, a fabulous selection of iconic images and an engaging juxtaposition of visual themes, Imagining America presents American art and artists in a completely new light.

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    Imagining America
    Icons of 20th-century American Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Carlin, By (author) Jonathan Fineberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 228 mm
    Height: 298 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,583 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300109979
    ISBN 10: 0300109970

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: ACX
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART015020, ART015110
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ
    DC22: 709.730904
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NHTB
    Illustrations note
    400 colour illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    28 November 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    John Carlin is an independent writer and curator. He is also chief executive officer of Funny Garbage, a premier media developer in New York City. Jonathan Fineberg is Gutgsell Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and author of the critically acclaimed textbook Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being.