American Artists, Jewish Images by Matthew Baigell
Look inside with Google Book Preview
American Artists, Jewish Images
By Matthew Baigell

American Artists, Jewish Images

By (author) See other recent books by Matthew Baigell
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $88.36
Your Price: $79.52 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $8.84! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.98 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days



American Artists, Jewish Images by Matthew Baigell

Book Description

Born over a fifty-year period, the artists in this volume represent several generations of twentieth-century artists. Examining the work of such influential artists as Mark Rothko, Max Weber, and Ruth Weisberg, Baigell directly confronts their Jewish identity - as a religious, cultural, and psychological component of their lives - and explores the way in which this influence is reflected in their art. Drawing upon their common heritage, Baigell reveals the different ways these artists responded to the Great Immigration, the Depression, the Holocaust, the founding of the state of Israel, and the rise of feminism. Each artist's varied Jewish experiences have contributed to the creation of a visual language and subject matter that reflect both Jewish assimilation and Jewish continuity in ways that inform modern Jewish history and changes in present-day America. Offering a fresh examination of well-known artists, as well as long overdue attention to lesser-known artists, Baigell's incisive observations are indispensable to our understanding of the Jewish themes in these artists' work. Written in a lively and spirited prose, this book is compulsory reading for those interested in modern American art and Jewish studies.

Buy American Artists, Jewish Images book by Matthew Baigell from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780815630678
ISBN-10: 0815630670
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 290
Imprint: Syracuse University Press
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publish Date: 15-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Matthew Baigell

Artist and Identity in Twentieth-Century America by Matthew Baigell Artist and Identity in Twentieth-Century America, Paperback (January 2001)

Demonstrates the importance of America as the defining element in American art.

Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture by Matthew Baigell Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture, Paperback (September 1996)

Covering the major artists and their works, and outlining the social and cultural backgrounds of each period, this is a survey of American painting and sculpture from colonial times to the present.

» View all books by Matthew Baigell

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about American Artists, Jewish Images book by Matthew Baigell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Matthew Baigell

Matthew Baigell, professor emeritus of art history at Rutgers University, is the author of numerous books including Jewish Artists in New York: The Holocaust Years, Artist and Identity in Twentieth-Century America, and Jewish-American Artists and the Holocaust.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Matthew Baigell close
Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art 1880-1940 by Matthew Baigell
Artist and Identity in Twentieth-Century America by Matthew Baigell
Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture by Matthew Baigell
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close