On the Edge of America

  PREFACE

  INTRODUCTION

 collapse sectionPART I  THE REGIONAL IMAGINATION
 The Elusive Quest of the Moderns
 collapse sectionPainting Under the Shadow:  California Modernism and the Second World War
 The Scenario of Chaos
 Disarming Parables: Hans Burkhardt's War Paintings
 Clay Spohn's Fantastic War Machines
 The GIs and the Canvas: The Artists of the California School of Fine Arts
 Conclusion
 Politics and Modernism:  The Trial of the Rincon Annex Murals

 collapse sectionPART 2  SOURCES AND TRADITIONS
 The Impact from Abroad:  Foreign Guests and Visitors
 Mexican Art and Los Angeles, 1920-1940

 collapse sectionPART 3  EXPRESSING A CULTURAL IDENTITY
 Wood Studs, Stucco, and Concrete:  Native and Imported Images
 Early Modernism in Southern California:  Provincialism or Eccentricity?
 collapse sectionJourney Into the Sun:  California Artists and Surrealism
 Post-Surrealism and the Flux: Lorser Feitelson, Helen Lundeberg, and Knud Merrild
 "DADA of Us All": Man Ray in Hollywood
 Journey into the Body: The Art of Charles Howard
 Isle of Possibility: Gordon Onslow-Ford and the Dynaton
 Conclusions and Consequences of Surrealism
 Visual Music and Film-As-An-Art Before 1950
 collapse sectionModernist Photography and the Group f.64
 The New Deal, Reporting, and Straight Photography
 The Origin of Group F.64
 The Group's Exhibition Statement
 The Exhibition
 A New Direction
 The Group's Aesthetics
 683 Brockhurst
 Women in Group f.64
 Art and Life
 The Legacy of Group f.64

  APPENDIX:  A CHRONOLOGY OF INSTITUTIONS, EVENTS, AND INDIVIDUALS
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 INTRODUCTION
 The Elusive Quest of the Moderns
 Painting Under the Shadow: California Modernism and the Second World War
 Politics and Modernism: The Trial of the Rincon Annex Murals
 The Impact from Abroad: Foreign Guests and Visitors
 Mexican Art and Los Angeles, 1920-1940
 Wood Studs, Stucco, and Concrete: Native and Imported Images
 Early Modernism in Southern California: Provincialism or Eccentricity?
 Journey Into the Sun: California Artists and Surrealism
 Visual Music and Film-As-An-Art Before 1950
 Modernist Photography and the Group f.64
 APPENDIX: A CHRONOLOGY OF INSTITUTIONS, EVENTS, AND INDIVIDUALS
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