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The Resource American interventions and modern art in South America, Olga U. Herrera

American interventions and modern art in South America, Olga U. Herrera

Label
American interventions and modern art in South America
Title
American interventions and modern art in South America
Statement of responsibility
Olga U. Herrera
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book tells the little-known story of how the United States used modern art as a cultural defense strategy in South America during World War II. Organized by Nelson A. Rockefeller, the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs supported traveling exhibitions of American paintings, furniture and poster design competitions for artists across both hemispheres, widespread distribution of films with South American themes, and circulation of Latin American art within the United States. These exchanges of art and ideas were meant to counter negative views of U.S. culture spread by Nazi and totalitarian sympathizers. Olga Herrera shows how the program was an unprecedented public-private model of support for the arts, a driving force in the emergence of a Latin American art market in the United States, and a foundation for global art networks still in place today
Cataloging source
FUG/DLC
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Herrera, Olga U.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Latin American and Caribbean Arts and Culture Publication Initiative
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  • United States
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Propaganda, American
  • Art and society
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Art and society
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Propaganda
  • Propaganda, American
  • Public opinion
  • Latin America
  • United States
Label
American interventions and modern art in South America, Olga U. Herrera
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Art and democracy come together -- Reorienting the hemisphere: American modern art and national defense -- Art deployed: contemporary North American painting in South America -- ¡Saludos amigos! furniture, posters, motion pictures -- Commercial and cultural networks: South American modern art in the United States -- The art of defense -- The defense of art: Lincoln Kirstein and the modern art acquisition trip to South America, 1942 -- Aftermath: modern art, cultural flows, and global networks
Control code
982398467
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 319 pages, 57 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813056500
Lccn
2017030439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)982398467
Label
American interventions and modern art in South America, Olga U. Herrera
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Art and democracy come together -- Reorienting the hemisphere: American modern art and national defense -- Art deployed: contemporary North American painting in South America -- ¡Saludos amigos! furniture, posters, motion pictures -- Commercial and cultural networks: South American modern art in the United States -- The art of defense -- The defense of art: Lincoln Kirstein and the modern art acquisition trip to South America, 1942 -- Aftermath: modern art, cultural flows, and global networks
Control code
982398467
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 319 pages, 57 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813056500
Lccn
2017030439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)982398467

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