The American Century
Art & Culture, 1950-2000Book - 1999
Phillips (director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY) focuses on the avant-garde artists who propelled American art after World War II and who continually challenge basic assumptions about what art is and what the role of the artist should be within the current turbulent social atmosphere. 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. Extensively and attractively illustrated in color and bandw. Oversize: 9.75x11.5". Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : Whitney Museum of American Art in association with W.W. Norton, c1999.
Characteristics: 398 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,28 cm.