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Cultivating Citizens : The Regional Work of Art in the New Deal Era - by Lauren Kroiz (Hardcover)

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During the 1930s and 1940s, painters Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and John Steuart Curry formed a loose alliance as American Regionalists. Some lauded their depictions of the rural landscape and hardworking inhabitants of America’s midwestern heartland; others deemed their painting dangerous, regarding its easily understood realism as a vehicle for jingoism and even fascism. Cultivating Citizens focuses on Regionalists and their critics as they worked with and against universities, museums, and the burgeoning field of sociology. Lauren Kroiz shifts the terms of an ongoing debate over subject matter and style, producing the first study of Regionalist art education programs and concepts of artistic labor.
Number of Pages: 292
Genre: Art
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Lauren Kroiz
Language: English
Street Date: March 30, 2018
TCIN: 53573776
UPC: 9780520286566
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-8552
$65.00

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