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How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art

"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

288 pages | 5.75 x 9.00 | © 1983

Art: American Art

History: American History

Table of Contents

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

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