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By: Marcia Brennan
Publisher: The MIT Press: December 2004
Seller ID: 63695
Condition: New - New
How postwar abstract modernist paintings came to be seen as metaphorical embodiments of masculine selfhood; an examination of the critical discourse surrounding the work of Matisse, de Kooning, Pollock, and the post-painterly Abstractionists.
In the era of The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit--when social pressures on men to conform threatened cherished notions of masculine vitality, freedom, and authenticity--modernist paintings came to be seen as metaphorical embodiments of both idealized and highly conflicted conceptions of masculine selfhood. In Modernism's Masculine Subject...