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Author Morgan, Ann Lee.
Title The Oxford dictionary of American art and artists / Ann Lee Morgan.
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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 Learning Commons  N6505 .M59 2007    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 537 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary "With the advent of abstract expressionism in the 1940s, America became the white-hot center of the artistic universe. Now, in the Oxford Dictionary of American Art and Artists, the first such volume to appear in three decades, Ann Lee Morgan offers an informative, insightful, and long overdue resource on our nation's artistic heritage." "Featuring 945 alphabetically arranged entries, here is a biographical and critical guide to contemporary postmodernism. Readers will find a wealth of factual detail and insightful analysis of the leading American painters, ranging from John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, and Mary Cassatt to such modern masters as Jackson Pollock, Romare Bearden, and Andy Warhol. Morgan offers entries on sculptors ranging from Alexander Calder to Louise Nevelson, on photographers such as Berenice Abbott, Man Ray, Walker Evans, and Ansel Adams, and on contemporary installation artists, including video master Bill Viola. In addition, the dictionary provides entries on important individuals connected to the art scene, including collectors such as Peggy Guggenheim and critics such as Clement Greenberg. Morgan also examines notable American institutions, organizations, schools, techniques, styles, and movements."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Art, American -- Dictionaries.
Artists -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.
Related To Online version: Morgan, Ann Lee. Oxford dictionary of American art and artists. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007 (OCoLC)608065995
ISBN 9780195128789 (hardcover)
0195128788 (hardcover)
OCLC number 77476626