By Michael L. Krenn
The division of nation, then the USA details enterprise, and finally the Smithsonian establishment directed this attempt, depending seriously at the tips of significant American artwork organisations, museums, curators, and artists. What the govt. was hoping to complete and what the paintings neighborhood had in brain, notwithstanding, have been frequently at odds. extreme household controversies resulted, fairly while the hassle concerned smooth or summary expressionist paintings. finally, the exhibition of yank artwork abroad used to be essentially the most arguable chilly struggle projects undertaken by way of the us. Krenn's research deepens our realizing of the cultural dimensions of America's postwar international relations and explores how unforeseen components of the chilly battle ended in a redefinition of what's, and isn't, "American."
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Fall-Out Shelters for the Human Spirit: American Art and the Cold War by Michael L. Krenn