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Mexico and American Modernism

Author: Ellen G. Landau

Cloth: 224 pages

Publisher: Yale University Press, 2013

List Price: $50.00

 

In this study Ellen G. Landau charts the influence on Mexican visual arts on four American modern artists: Philip Guston (1913–1980), Robert Motherwell (1915–1991), Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), and Jackson Pollock (1912–1956).  Complemented by 39 color and 71 black-and-white illustrations, Landau’s text explores the influence of Mexican muralists and expatriate Surrealists on American modernism, suggesting that the influence of the social activism and aesthetic innovation of Mexican artists require contextualizing Abstract Expressionism within a broader and more truly North American matrix.  Publisher’s Weekly describes Mexico and American Modernism as both a “captivating account” and a “meticulously interwoven study.” 

AICA-USA member Ellen G. Landau is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University, specializing in 20th-century American and European art and theory.

Headquartered in New York, AICA-USA's membership comprises over 400 critics, curators, scholars, and art historians working throughout the United States.

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