Modernism for the masses : painters, politics, and public murals in 1930s New York
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New Haven ; Yale University Press, [2020].
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Published
New Haven ; Yale University Press, [2020].
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255 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"A mural renaissance swept the United States in the 1930s, propelled by the New Deal Federal Art Project and the popularity of Mexican muralism. Perhaps nowhere more than in New York City, murals became a crucial site for the development of abstract painting Artists such as Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, and Lee Krasner created ambitious works for the Williamsburg Housing Project, Floyd Bennett Field Airport, and the 1939 World's Fair. Modernism for the Masses examines the public murals (realized and unrealized) of these and other abstract painters and the aesthetic controversy, political influence, and ideological warfare that surrounded them. Jody Patterson transforms standard narratives of modernism by reasserting the significance of the 1930s and explores the reasons for the omission of the mural's history from chronicles of American art. Beautifully illustrated with the artists' murals and little-known archival photographs, this book recovers the radical idea that modernist art was a vital part of everyday life."--Publisher's web site.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Patterson, J. (2020). Modernism for the masses: painters, politics, and public murals in 1930s New York . Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Patterson, Jody, 1972-. 2020. Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in 1930s New York. Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Patterson, Jody, 1972-. Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in 1930s New York Yale University Press, 2020.

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Patterson, Jody. Modernism for the Masses: Painters, Politics, and Public Murals in 1930s New York Yale University Press, 2020.

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