How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art

Serge Guilbaut

How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art
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Serge Guilbaut

Translated by Arthur Goldhammer
288 pages | © 1983
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9780226310398 Published April 1985
"A provocative interpretation of the political and cultural history of the early cold war years. . . . By insisting that art, even art of the avant-garde, is part of the general culture, not autonomous or above it, he forces us to think differently not only about art and art history but about society itself."—New York Times Book Review
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. New York, 1935-1941: The De-Marxization of the Intelligentsia
2. The Second World War and the Attempt to Establish an Independent American Art
3. The Creation of an American Avant-Garde, 1945-1947
4. Success: How New York Stole the Notion of Modernism from the Parisians, 1948
5. Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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