Pre-Modernism: Art-World Change and American Culture from the Civil War to the Armory Show

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März 2005



"This book will have an audience far beyond the boundaries of art history. It is a refreshing and much-needed change from narrowly focused monographic works and it holds new insights for both specialists and general readers."--Katherine Manthorne, City University of New York


Introduction: Interrogating Modernism 7
Chapter 1: Modern Art and Modern Art: From the Christmas Card to the Avant-Garde 17
Chapter 2: Building an American Art World 45
Chapter 3: Professionalism and a New Aesthetic Order 99
Chapter 4: The Armory Show in Critical Perspective 133
Chapter 5: Camera ork : Organizing the Avant-Garde 159
Chapter 6: Continuity and Rupture 181
Postscript: Pre-Modernism and Postmodernism: Reflections on the Tilted Arc Crisis 215
Acknowledgments 222
Abbreviations 223
Notes 223
Selected Bibliography 244
Index 251
Photography Credits 256


J. M. Mancini is Lecturer in Modern History at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. She has published extensively on nineteenth and twentieth-century American history and culture.


Pre-Modernism by J. M. Mancini is ... a beautiful, thoughtfully designed book... It is written by a historian venturing into one of the most hotly contested areas of art history--the origins of modernism. She does so with considerable verve and the result is a fascinating exploration of the American art world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. -- Ludmilla Jordanova The Historical Journal
EAN: 9780691118130
ISBN: 0691118132
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2005
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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