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Phillips, Lisa, 1954-
The American century : art & culture, 1950-2000 / Lisa Phillips
New York : Whitney Museum of American Art in association with W.W. Norton, c1999
book jacket
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 4th Floor  N6512 .H356 1999    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Art, American -- 20th century
Arts, American -- 20th century
Physical Description 398 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Note Completes the history begun with: The American century : art & culture, 1900-1950 / Barbara Haskell
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-382) and index
Contents Foreword / Maxwell L. Anderson -- The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000 / Lisa Phillips -- America Takes Command: 1950-1960 -- Redefining the American Dream: 1950-1960 -- New Frontiers: 1960-1967 -- America at the Crossroads: 1964-1976 -- Restoration and Reaction: 1976-1990 -- Approaching the Millennium: 1990-2000
Review "The second half of the twentieth century has been a time of rapid change and accelerated cycles of creativity. In this volume, Lisa Phillips keeps pace with the dizzying energy of these decades by focusing on the avant-garde - the artists who propelled American art after World War II and who continually challenge our basic assumptions about what art is and what the role of the artist should be within the turbulent social atmosphere of twentieth-century America. Sidebar essays by a variety of experts in related fields highlight the broad cultural context - from rock 'n' roll to underground film to postmodern dance - in which vanguard American art flourished."--BOOK JACKET
Alternate Author Haskell, Barbara. American century
Whitney Museum of American Art

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