NEW YORK MID-CENTURY: Post War Capital of Culture 1945-1965


NEW YORK MID-CENTURY: Post War Capital of Culture 1945-1965

ANNIE COHEN-SOLAL ET AL    Book Number: 86251    Product format: Hardback

The former Editor of The New Yorker is one of the award-winning art and architecture critics who bring alive the influential critics and patrons, legendary galleries and artists themselves, from Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning, to Johns, Rauschenberg and Warhol. The book tells the story of how the Big Apple emerged as the cultural capital in all fields of creative endeavour from art, architecture and design, to music, theatre and dance. It was a period of intense cross fertilisation as poets and critics mixed with artists, dealers, musicians, designers, architects, dancers and choreographers. Goldberger presents the modernist architectural masterpiece that created the city's sleek new profile, highlighting both public and private spaces while Robert Gottlieb invites us to relive the heyday of the musical, explore the great jazz clubs of Harlem, and peek into the inventive studios of the dance world. Peggy Guggenheim, and her German painter Max Ernst, Gorky who "spoke the language of painting" and the Surrealist artists in exile including Leonora Carrington, André Breton, Léger, Berenice Abbot, Duchamp and Mondrian. Chagall, Miró and stylish, informative and influential magazines like Artforum, here too is performance art and events, and astonishing new buildings like the Look Building of 1950 and abstractions like Stuyvesant Town. Frank Lloyd Wright, opera houses and museums, interiors, department stores and of course advertising, here as well are ordinary people caught in snapshots at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village to Radio City Music Hall's glorious Rockettes, knees up, ready for the cancan. Vintage photos, a spectacular 447 illustrations, 159 in colour in this beautiful Thames & Hudson publication of 400 large pages.
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ISBN 9780500517727
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