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Author Jachec, Nancy, author
Title Politics and painting at the Venice Biennale, 1948-64 : Italy and the idea of Europe / Nancy Jachec
Imprint Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2007
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  708.531 J118 2007    AVAILABLE  -  30500101393828
Descript x, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Series Critical perspectives in art history
Critical perspectives in art history
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: the Idea of Europe 1 -- 1 The abstraction-realism debate and its background, 1938-48 18 -- 2 Communism, anti-communism and government intervention at the Venice Biennale, 1948-52 36 -- 3 The Biennali of 1954 and 1956: the politics of realism 64 -- 4 The 1958 Biennale: the collapse of the Ente and the rise of gesture painting as the 'European Idea' 86 -- 5 The Biennali of 1960 and 1962: from European to global cultural policy 106 -- 6 Gesture painting in communist Europe 130 -- 7 Gesture painting in Africa, Asia and Latin America 155 -- 8 Epilogue: the 1964 Biennale -- the end of gesture painting 182
"Using the Venice Biennale as a case study, this book challenges the idea that there was an American cultural conquest in the 1950s through the fine arts, arguing instead that Western Europe retained a strong sense of world cultural leadership in the immediate post-war years. Scholarly but accessible, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in international cultural relations during the Cold War."--book jacket
Subject Biennale di Venezia -- History -- 20th century
Council of Europe -- History
Art -- Political aspects -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
Art, European -- 20th century -- Exhibitions -- History
European federation
Nationalism and art -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
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