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The Resource Fall-out shelters for the human spirit : American art and the Cold War, Michael L. Krenn, (electronic resource)

Fall-out shelters for the human spirit : American art and the Cold War, Michael L. Krenn, (electronic resource)

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Fall-out shelters for the human spirit : American art and the Cold War
Title
Fall-out shelters for the human spirit
Title remainder
American art and the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Krenn
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Subject
Language
eng
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Related
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1957-
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Krenn, Michael L.
Dewey number
701/.03/097309045
LC call number
N8835
LC item number
.K74 2005
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  • Art and state
  • Art, American
  • Cold War
  • Propaganda in art
  • United States
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During the Cold War, culture became another weapon in America's battle against communism. Part of that effort in cultural diplomacy included a program to arrange the exhibition of hundreds of American paintings overseas. Michael L. Krenn studies the successes, failures, contradictions, and controversies that arose when the U.S. government and the American art world sought to work together to make an international art program a reality between the 1940s and the 1970s.<br /><br />The Department of State, then the United States Information Agency, and eventually the Smithsonian Institution directed this effort, relying heavily on the assistance of major American art organizations, museums, curators, and artists. What the government hoped to accomplish and what the art community had in mind, however, were often at odds. Intense domestic controversies resulted, particularly when the effort involved modern or abstract expressionist art. Ultimately, the exhibition of American art overseas was one of the most controversial Cold War initiatives undertaken by the United States. Krenn's investigation deepens our understanding of the cultural dimensions of America's postwar diplomacy and explores how unexpected elements of the Cold War led to a redefinition of what is, and is not, "American."
Label
Fall-out shelters for the human spirit : American art and the Cold War, Michael L. Krenn, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-287) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000153173
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xii, 300 p.
Isbn
9780807829455
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004027173
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000153173
Label
Fall-out shelters for the human spirit : American art and the Cold War, Michael L. Krenn, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-287) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000153173
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 300 p.
Isbn
9780807829455
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004027173
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000153173

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