This book is an anthology of primary source texts on postwar American art between 1945 and 1989, translated from Northern and Western European languages into English for the first time and introduced by scholarly essays.
This volume will be the first full-scale account of the reception of American art across Northern and Western Europe, greatly enriching the field of American art studies. Postwar American art triggered varied – positive and negative – responses across Europe. There was no single European discourse, as the responses were inflected by a range of issues (political, social, artistic, etc.) that varied in the different national contexts across Europe. Taken together, these diverse texts offer a representative selection of responses to American art in the Cold War period.
This book covers United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany (FRG), Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
This is a companion volume to Hot Art, Cold War – Southern and Eastern European Writing on American Art 1945-1990.
Editors’ Introduction and Acknowledgments by Claudia Hopkins, Iain Boyd Whyte
PART 1: CONTEXTUAL ESSAYS
4. Art on its Head: American Art in Belgium 1958-1978 - Johan Pas
5. The Reception of American Art in the Netherlands - Jonneke Jobse
12. An Introduction to American Art in Finland after 1945 - Maritta Mellais
Part 2: TEXTS 1945-1990
1. Great Britain
5. The Netherlands
6. West Germany