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Cold War modernists : art, literature, and American cultural diplomacy, 1946-1959

Title
Cold War modernists : art, literature, and American cultural diplomacy, 1946-1959 / Greg Barnhisel.
ISBN
9780231538626 (ebook) :
Publication
New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
Copyright Notice Date
©2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
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Description based on print version record.
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Summary
Greg Barnhisel reveals how the U.S. government reconfigured modernism as a trans-Atlantic movement, a joint endeavour between American and European artists, and shows that this had profound implications for the art that followed and for the character of American identity. It draws on interviews, rare archival materials, and the stories of figures & institutions such as William Faulkner, Stephen Spender, Irving Kristol, James Laughlin, and the Voice of America. It argues that, by re-purposing modernism, American diplomats and cultural authorities turned the avant-garde into the establishment.
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Columbia scholarship online.
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Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 06, 2016
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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