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Description - Democratic Visions by Celeste Connor

The influential and charismatic photographer Alfred Stieglitz became a passionate promoter of American artists during the 1920s and 1930s. This book looks in depth at the most significant group among these artists, the Stieglitz Circle, which included such luminaries as Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartly, John Martin, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Paul Strand. Together with several well-known writers and critics, the Circle forged a new linked between critical theory and artistic practice that was to become a uniquely American way of making and exhibiting art. The author provides a synthetic and critical examination of the visual art, critical theory, and social context of these artist and writers in what will surely become the definitive reference on the Stieglitz Circle. The author has uncovered invaluable new primary source material including correspondence between Stieglitz and his colleagues and writings by Circle members. In clear and accessible prose, she uses this material to bring to life the fertile social, political, and economic contexts of the eras. An addition to social historical perspectives on art, this book also contributes to current debates about western art, linking important issues of the 1920s and 1930s to the present day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520213548
ISBN-10: 0520213548
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Celeste Connor

Celeste Connor is Adjunct Professor of Art History at the California College of Arts & Crafts.