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The New Monuments And The End Of Man : U.S. Sculpture between War and Peace, 1945-1975

Author: Robert Slifkin.

The New Monuments And The End Of Man : U.S. Sculpture between War and Peace, 1945-1975

Author: Robert Slifkin.

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Item #: D40323
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 248
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Princeton
ISBN: 9780691192529
After the atomic bombings in 1945, American artists began questioning what it meant to create art in a world where humanity could destroy itself. Some returned to the neglected tradition of the sculptural monument as a way to grapple with the anxieties of nuclear annihilation, and in this illustrated analysis Robert Slifkin finds links between sculpture in t... More
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After the atomic bombings in 1945, American artists began questioning what it meant to create art in a world where humanity could destroy itself. Some returned to the neglected tradition of the sculptural monument as a way to grapple with the anxieties of nuclear annihilation, and in this illustrated analysis Robert Slifkin finds links between sculpture in the 1940s and 50s and the minimalism and land art of the 60s and 70s. He looks at the industrial welded steel sculptures of David Smith, the austere structures of Donald Judd, and the desolate yet picturesque earthworks of Robert Smithson, while also exploring the contributions of marginalized artists like Raoul Hague, Peter Grippe, and Robert Mallary.


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