Stock Image

Modernist America: Art, Music, Movies, and the Globalization of American Culture [SIGNED FIRST PRINTING]

Pells, Richard

16 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0300115040 / ISBN 13: 9780300115048
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Steven G. Jennings (Spring Branch, TX, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 2, 2001 Seller Rating 5-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 55.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Dj protected in mylar. Signed on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 006500

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Modernist America: Art, Music, Movies, and ...

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Printing

About this title

Synopsis:

America's global cultural impact is largely seen as one-sided, with critics claiming that it has undermined other countries' languages and traditions. But contrary to popular belief, the cultural relationship between the United States and the world has been reciprocal, says Richard Pells. The United States not only plays a large role in shaping international entertainment and tastes, it is also a consumer of foreign intellectual and artistic influences.

Pells reveals how the American artists, novelists, composers, jazz musicians, and filmmakers who were part of the Modernist movement were greatly influenced by outside ideas and techniques. People across the globe found familiarities in American entertainment, resulting in a universal culture that has dominated the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and fulfilled the aim of the Modernist movement—to make the modern world seem more intelligible.

Modernist America brilliantly explains why George Gershwin's music, Cole Porter's lyrics, Jackson Pollock's paintings, Bob Fosse's choreography, Marlon Brando's acting, and Orson Welles's storytelling were so influential, and why these and other artists and entertainers simultaneously represent both an American and a modern global culture.

About the Author:

Richard Pells is professor of history emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Austin, TX.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Books may be returned for any reason within 14 days of your receipt of book(s).


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. Standard domestic priority shipment is $12.65, but may be adjusted up or down according to the weight of the package and the zip code to which it is shipped.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal