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Shortly after the Second World War a group of American artists moved away from representation and realism toward a completely nonrepresentational style which became known as abstract expressionism. Led by Jackson Pollock, Willem DeKooning, and others, it was the first truly American painting style, and it quickly moved the United States into the forefront of innovation. A succession of other movements followed, including Pop Art, and adherents like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein; the performance art of John Cage and others; video art, led by Nam Juin Paik; and installation art of grand proportions. In this expansive volume Lisa Phillips explains the excitement and inventiveness of American artists in the context of the varied and sometimes turbulent social environment as well as the expanding economy of postwar America. Essays by experts in related fields illuminate parallel and diverse developments in architecture, dance, music, literature, painting, sculpture, cinema, and design.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393048155
ISBN-10: 0393048152
Format: Hardback
(287mm x 249mm x 35mm)
Pages: 408
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 15-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lisa Phillips

Lisa Phillips was a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art for fourteen years, and is currently director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.

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