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The Transformation of the Avant-garde : New York Art World, 1940-85 - Diana Crane

The Transformation of the Avant-garde

New York Art World, 1940-85

Paperback Published: 1st January 1987
ISBN: 9780226117904
Number Of Pages: 204

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With the rise of Abstract Expressionism, New York City became the acknowledged center of the avant-garde. Diana Crane documents the transformation of the New York art world between 1940 and 1985, both in the artistic styles that emerged during this period and the expansion of the number and types of institutions that purchased and displayed various works.
Crane's account is built around discussions of seven styles: Abstract Expressionism in the forties; Pop art and Minimalism in the sixties; Figurative painting, Photorealism, and Pattern painting in the early seventies; and Neo-Expressionism in the early eighties. Demonstrating that the New York art world moved toward increasing acceptance of dominant American cultural trends, Crane offers a fascinating look not only at the intricacies of New York's artistic inner circle but also at the sociology of work and professions, the economics of culture markets such as "dealing art," and the sociology of culture.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Style as a Social Phenomenon
The Dual Role of the Avant-Garde: The Aesthetic Tradition and the Crisis of Meaning
Popular Culture as Art: Pop Art as a Transitional Style
Art and Meaning: Themes in Representational Painting
Selling Myths: Art Galleries and the Art Market
Art Museums and the Reception of Avant-Garde Styles
Epilogue: The Evolution of the Avant-Garde
Unobtrusive Methods for Researching an Art Form
Supplemental Tables
Lists of Artists by Style
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780226117904
ISBN-10: 0226117901
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st January 1987
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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