The Transformation of the Avant-Garde: The New York Art World, 1940-1985

By: Crane, Diana

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With the rise of Abstract Expressionism, New York City became the acknowledged center of the avant-garde. Diana Crane documents the transformation of the New York art world between 1940 and 1985, both in the artistic styles that emerged during this period and the expansion of the number and types of institutions that purchased and displayed various works.
Crane's account is built around discussions of seven styles: Abstract Expressionism in the forties; Pop art and Minimalism in the sixties; Figurative painting, Photorealism, and Pattern painting in the early seventies; and Neo-Expressionism in the early eighties. Demonstrating that the New York art world moved toward increasing acceptance of dominant American cultural trends, Crane offers a fascinating look not only at the intricacies of New York's artistic inner circle but also at the sociology of work and professions, the economics of culture markets such as "dealing art," and the sociology of culture.

Title: The Transformation of the Avant-Garde: The New York Art World, 1940-1985

Author Name: Crane, Diana

Categories: Art & Decorative Arts,

Edition: 2

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Univ of Chicago Press: 1989

ISBN Number: 0226117901

ISBN Number 13: 9780226117904

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 012416

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Keywords: AVANT GARDE AESTHETICS ART MODERN,