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Painting

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The opening section of this chapter contextualises Abstract Expressionism with reference to the Cold War and the desire to make New York the heart of the art world. It looks at the tensions between ... More


Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316067
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Frank O'Hara's writing is central to any consideration of twentieth-century American poetry. This book asks why O'Hara remains so important to twenty-first-century readers and writers of poetry. The ... More


Gesture in 1960: Toward Literal Situations

Lytle Shaw (ed.)

in Frank O'Hara Now: New Essays on the New York Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781846312311
eISBN:
9781846316067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312311.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter addresses the crisis in ‘gestural’ painting of the late 1950s in the context of O'Hara's collaboration with Norman Bluhm: the Poem-Paintings. It places these works provocatively ... More


Why I Am Not a Painter: Visual Art, Semiotic Exchange, Collaboration

in Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O'Hara: Difference, Homosexuality, Topography

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239949
eISBN:
9781846313301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239949.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter argues that in Frank O'Hara's hyperscapes, text and image, poetry and painting, and representation and abstraction do not simply coexist but also cross over or ‘cross-dress’, and applies ... More


Europe in America: Remapping Broken Cultural Lines:View (1940–7) and VVV (1942–4)

Stamatina Dimakopoulou

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0042
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the histories of the View and VVV. Charles Henri Ford's View appeared alongside the emergence of Abstract Expressionism in New York City, and found its place in the history of ... More


The American Counterculture

Christopher Gair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American Counterculture played a major role during a pivotal moment in American history. Post-War prosperity combined with the social and political repression characteristic of middle-class life ... More


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