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Description - Abstract Expressionism by David Anfam

Abstract Expressionism is the most important art movement since the Second World War. Although it is often considered a revolution in painting alone - for the images created by such leading figures as Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Willem de Kooning and Mark Rothko remain altogether extraordinary - its radical spirit extended further, encompassing the sculpture of David Smith and Aaron Siskind's photography.

Along with other key artists such as Barnett Newman and Franz Kline, these artists formed a nucleus united not just against the tensions of American society from the 1930s onwards, but also in their aim to forge diverse new visual languages.

David Anfam, a noted authority on the subject, explores the movement in terms of its political implications and rich cultural contexts, bringing many fresh insights to the works themselves.

Taking into account a wealth of scholarship, this new edition also has nearly one hundred works reproduced in colour.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780500204276
ISBN-10: 0500204276
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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