Asian American art: a history, 1850-1970

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c2008.
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Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 is the first comprehensive study of the lives and artistic production of artists of Asian ancestry active in the United States before 1970. The publication features original essays by ten leading scholars, biographies of more than 150 artists, and over 400 reproductions of artwork, ephemera, and images of the artists.Aside from a few artists such as Dong Kingman, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Isamu Noguchi, and Yun Gee, artists of Asian ancestry have received inadequate historical attention, even though many of them received wide critical acclaim during their productive years. This pioneering work recovers the extraordinarily impressive artistic production of numerous Asian Americans, and offers richly informed interpretations of a long-neglected art history. To unravel the complexity of Asian American art expression and its vital place in American art, the texts consider aesthetics, the social structures of art production and criticism, and national and international historical contexts.Without a doubt, Asian American Art will profoundly influence our understanding of the history of art in America and the Asian American experience for years to come.
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table_of_contents Foreword : emerging from the shadows : the visual arts and Asian American history / Gordon H. Chang -- Uncovering Asian American art in San Francisco, 1850-1940 / Mark Dean Johnson -- Hidden in plain sight : Little Tokyo between the wars / Karin Higa -- Facing the Pacific : Asian American artists in Seattle (1900-1970) / Kazuko Nakane -- The tip of the iceberg : early Asian American artists in New York / Tom Wolf -- Deployments, engagements, obliterations : Asian American artists and World War II / Gordon H. Chang -- The wind came from the East : Asian American photography, 1850-1965 / Dennis Reed -- Pioneers, renegades, and visionaries : Asian American women artists in California, 1890s-1960s / Valerie J. Matsumoto -- Chinese artists in the United States : a Chinese perspective / Mayching Kao -- Postwar California : Asian American modernism / Paul J. Karlstrom -- Art and social consciousness : Asian American and Pacific Islander artists in San Francisco, 1965-1980 / Margo Machida.
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