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Description: Reading Abstract Expressionism: Context and Critique
Despite continuing references in the scholarly and the popular press to the lasting artistic and cultural relevance of Abstract Expressionism, no comprehensive collection of essays related to this movement has been published since David and Cecile Shapiro’s Abstract Expressionism: A Critical Record and Clifford Ross’s Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics appeared in 1990...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.1-121
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00098.001
Description: Abstract Expressionism: Other Politics
MOST AMERICANS DURING the 1940s—often including women—thought that women belonged at home as wives and mothers. Films such as The Snake Pit (1948) even went so far as to suggest that women’s mental health depended on their domesticity. Such thinking was a reversion to prewar attitudes about women’s proper role: in 1936, 82 percent of Americans said they thought that wives should not work if their husbands were employed. Even during the war, magazine articles that encouraged women to take wartime …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.134-165
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00006.011

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