In the years following Willem de Kooning's exhibition of the Woman paintings in 1953, a younger generation of American painters turned to the subject of the nude. This study focuses on selected nudes by seven noted American painters, including Larry Rivers, Tom Wesselmann, Sylvia Sleigh and Joan Semmel and examines the complex range of issues and ideas associated with the nude in postwar American culture.
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"...McCarthy's book is a welcome and absorbing addition to the scholarship on the 20th-century American art, as it sheds some much-needed light on painters who are still frequently overlooked and the cultural milieu to which they responded by retaining and exploring the figure in their work." Randall Griffey, American Studies
"David McCarthy...writes eloquently on a challenging topic: the presence of the (largely female) nude in American painting between 1950 and 1980." Commercial Appeal
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110521593166
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0521593166