Experiments in Modern Realism
World Making in Postwar European and American Art
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $65.00|
| Book Description: |
This major study offers a new understanding of the aesthetics and politics of postwar European and American art. Questioning the widespread assumption that the most innovative practices were non-representational, it shows how a powerful realist impulse operated alongside a strong commitment to abstraction. Alex Potts makes the case that the ambition to create work that engaged with the everyday and political realities of the world motivated much of the period's vital...