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New York Mid-Century: Post-War Capital of Culture 1945-1954

Annie Cohen-Salal, Paul Goldberger, & Robert Gottlieb.
Item #: D80127
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 400 / 2014
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500517727
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How did the Big Apple emerge as the cultural capital of the postwar world? Taking a panoramic view of New York's art, architecture, music, theater, and dance, this book chronicles the rise of Abstract Expressionism (Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning) and Pop art (Johns, Rauschenberg and Warhol), depicting these artists' works in color. Also discussed here is the heyday of Harlem, whose clubs hosted such jazz greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker—while modern dance is represented by Aaron Copland and Martha Graham's collaboration on Appalachian Spring. Richly illustrated with hundreds of paintings, drawings, photographs, and ephemera, this is a stirring evocation of a remarkably fertile period in the city's history.


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