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Americans in Paris

Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962

The first substantial, scholarly overview of the American creative community living in postwar Paris, featuring never-before-published interviews with Americans and French artists, critics, and dealers.

This book delves into the various circles of artists who lived in France following World War II. Featuring new scholarship and illuminating essays, the groundbreaking volume illustrates many of the paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photos, and films produced between 1946 and 1962. Americans in Paris introduces the story of the American creative community that inhabited the City of Lights following the Second World War. Proposing Paris as decisive for the development of postwar American art, this volume investigates the academies where many of these artists studied, the spaces where their work was exhibited, the aesthetic discourses that animated their conversations, their interactions with European artists, and the overarching issue of what it meant to be an American abroad.
 

300 pages | 270 color plates | 10 x 12

Art: American Art, Art--General Studies, European Art


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Table of Contents

Foreword/LYNN GUMPERT
Introduction/LYNN GUMPERT
Chronology/DEBRA BRICKER BALKEN
AMERICANS IN PARIS. Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962/DEBRA BRICKER BALKEN
“POLLOCK WITH US”! Paris’s Ambivalent Reception of American. Artists after the Second World War/ELISA CAPDEVILA
HERBERT GENTRY’S JAZZ SPIRIT IN POSTWAR PARIS/RASHIDA K. BRAGGS
POSTWAR MOTION PICTURES AND AMERICAN PROJECTIONS IN PARIS/J. ENGLISH COOK
A WORLD APART. Paris and American Artists/EDITED BY JULIE MARTIN AND MELISSA RACHLEFF FROM INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED BY BILLY KLÜVER AND JULIE MARTIN
Artists’ Biographies
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
Contributors

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