Hot Art, Cold War: Western and Northern European Writing on American Art 1945 to 1990

1st Edition

Claudia Hopkins, Iain Boyd Whyte

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March 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 584 Pages - 40 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780815393757 - CAT# K343277

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Summary

    This book is an anthology of primary source texts on postwar American art between 1945 and 1989, translated from Northern and Western European languages into English for the first time and introduced by scholarly essays.

    This volume will be the first full-scale account of the reception of American art across Northern and Western Europe, greatly enriching the field of American art studies. Postwar American art triggered varied – positive and negative – responses across Europe. There was no single European discourse, as the responses were inflected by a range of issues (political, social, artistic, etc.) that varied in the different national contexts across Europe. Taken together, these diverse texts offer a representative selection of responses to American art in the Cold War period.

    This book covers United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany (FRG), Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

    This is a companion volume to Hot Art, Cold War – Southern and Eastern European Writing on American Art 1945-1990.

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