previous section
next sub-section

A

Abandoned (Sheets), 171

abandonment, theme of, 47 -48

Abstract American Artists, 163

Abstract and Surrealist Art in the United States , 42 , 203 n.2, 285

abstract classicism, 42 , 62 ., 202

abstract expressionism, 4 , 15 n.5, 25 , 66 -67n.76;

anticlassicism of, 57 ;

compositional fragmentation in, 43 ;

dark variants of, 58 ;

exhibitions at California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 114 -15;

exhibitions at San Francisco Museum of Art, 114 -15;

gestural painting, 236 ;

and marginalization of Mexican art, 122 ;

origins in European surrealism, 183 ;

as politically noncommittal, 55 ;

rejection of surrealist automatism, 202 ;

as a response to horror, 55 , 58 -59, 65 n.51;

rise of, 42 ;

as shaped by war, 55 -61;

universality in, 49 ;

use of red and black in, 43 . See also California School of Fine Arts; New York School

abstract formalism, 193

abstraction, 4 ;

allegories of strife and despair, 45 ;

drip-trail, 164 ;

formalist, 62 ;

geometric, 57 ;

hard-edge, 42 , 62 , 202 ;

and individual imagination, 43 ;

kinetic, 13 ;

in public places, 85 -86;

unity and purity in, 4 . See also abstract expressionism; California School of Fine Arts

abstract surrealism, 196

abyss, theme of, 194 -95

academic realism, 164 -65

academic tradition, 70

Academy of Modern Art (Hollywood), 280

Adams, Ansel, 251 , 252 , 254 , 256 , 259 , 268 n.15;

on art for art's sake, 264 ;

exhibition at An American Place gallery, 283 ;

The Golden Gate before the Bridge, San Francisco, California , 253 ;

on Group f.64, 253 -54

Adams, Laura, 259

adobe, 142 , 144

Adorno, Theodor, 284

Adventure (Mathews), 87

Aesthetic Function in Space (Merrild), 188

aesthetics vs. function, 140 , 142

African and Negro Art (Museum of Modern Art, New York City), 108

African art, 167

Agee, William C., 123

Aiken, Robert H., 146 , 148

Aimless Walk (Hammid), 222

Albers, Josef, 112

Albright, Thomas, xv

Aldrin, Anders, 6 , 7

Alexander, William, 269 n.33

Alinder, James, 252

Alinder, Mary, 268 n.15

Allan, Sidney (pseud . of Sadakichi Hartmann), 126 , 279

Allegretto (Fischinger), 224

Allen, Harris C., 144

All the News (Vogel), 235

Alpha and Omega (Merrild), 188 , 189

Alvarez, Mabel, 26 -27, 27

American Artists Congress, 191


290

American Beauty, or the Movie Star (Merrild), 2

American Contemporary Gallery (Los Angeles), 212 , 233 , 238

American Legion, 79 , 82

American Negro (Guston and Kadish), 281

American Painters and Sculptors (Los Angeles Museum), 170

An American Place gallery (New York City), 256

American Scene painting, 182 , 184 . See also regionalism

Amor, Inés, 125

anarchism, 55

Anderson, Antony, 274

Anderson, Jeremy, 206 n.36

Anderson, Perry, 33 -34

Anderson, Susan, 13 -14

Angarola, Anthony, 170

Angel's Flight (Sheets), 171

Anger, Kenneth, 233 ;

Fireworks , 223 ;

inauguration of the Pleasure Dome,214

animation, 238

Ansel Adams at 683 Brockhurst (Willard Van Dyke), 251

Anthony House (Los Angeles; Maybeck), 152 -53

anthropomorphism, topographical, 163

anticlassicism, 57

antimodernism, 25

Anywhere out of the World (Murphy), 212

Aphrodite (Murphy), 212

arcades (Venice, Calif.; Marsh and Russell), 3

Archipenko, Alexander, 110 , 282

architecture, 139 -55;

adobe, 142 , 144 ;

bungalows, 141 , 141 -43;

as central to modernism, 8 ;

function versus aesthetics, 140 , 142 ;

"game of images," 10 ;

illusions of contrast and contradictions, 140 , 152 -53;

industrial, linearity of, 169 ;

and mathematics. 140 , 142 , 143 ;

Mediterranean/Hispanic revival, 144 (see also141 , 144 );

mission revival, 140 , 142 , 144 , 151 , 152 ;

pre-Columbian-style, 141 ;

pueblos, 141 ;

Santa Fe-style, 141 ;

stucco, 142 , 144 ;

symbolism in, 143 ;

terra-cotta tile blocks, 149 ;

traditionalism, 139 , 144 . See also concrete construction

Archives of American Art, xv

Arensberg, Walter and Louise, 97 , 124 , 280 ;

European modernist collection of, 183 , 187 , 204 n.5;

relationship with Duchamp and Man Ray, 99 , 191 , 205 n.19

Argonauts (Beckmann), 116

Argus, 280

Arledge, Sara Kathryn: "The Experimental Film: A New Art in Transition," 236 ;

Introspection , 235 , 235 -36

Armfield, Maxwell, 151

Armitage, Merle, 4

Armory Show (New York City), 97 , 98 , 123 , 161 , 164 , 192

Arnautoff, Victor, 73 , 79 ;

Metropolitan Lift , 105 , 106

Arneson, Robert, 62

Arp, Jean, 193

Arroyo Guild of Fellow Craftsmen, 275

art: as freedom, 57 ;

as originating in problem solving, 24

Art Autre, 11

Art Center (San Francisco; formerly , Modern Gallery), 279

Art Center School (Los Angeles), 227 , 281

Art Commission, 106

Art Digest , 67 n.80

art history, marginalization of, 5

Art in Cinema festivals (San Francisco Museum of Art), 203 , 233 , 236 , 285

Art Institute of Chicago, 66 -67n.76

Artists Equity Association, 83

Artland Club (Los Angeles), 279

The Art of Edward Weston (E. Weston), 256 -57, 263

Art of This Century gallery (Los Angeles), 102

Arts and Architecture , 139

Arts and Crafts movement, 143 , 149

The Arts and Crafts of Mexico (McDowell Club; Los Angeles), 126

Arts and Crafts Society of Southern California, 279

Arts Club of Chicago, 125

Art Students League of Los Angeles, 275

Art Students' League of San Pedro, 280

Art Teachers Association of California, 277

Ashcan painting, 275

Ashton, Dore, 4

Asian art, 167

assemblage form, 30

Associated American Artists, 285

Associated Artists of San Diego (later Contemporary Artists of San Diego), 280

Associated Farmers of California, 82

Atherton, Gertrude, 86

At Land (Deren), 223

Atterbury, Grosvenor: Forest Hills Garden (Long Island), 144

At the Sign of the Grasshopper bookstore (Los Angeles), 103 , 279

Austin, Charles, 163

authoritarianism, 56 -57

Automatic Hitler Kicking Machine (Goldberg), 52 , 64 n.30

automatism, 13 , 182 , 193 , 196 , 197 ;

calligraphy, 203 ;

criticism of, 202 , 208 n.65;

exploration of chance, 206 n.41


previous section
next sub-section