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American Epics

Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood
Edited by Austen Barron Bailly
Prestel

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Paperback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 239 pp.
Size: 9.50 x 11.00 inches

ISBN: 9783791365817
TB Code: 1808165
Availability: 219 in stock

This volume is the first to collect all the works conceived by Benton for the film industry. It includes related ephemera, photographs, and documents of Benton at work, along with a series of thought-provoking essays that explore a diverse array of topics--from Benton's engagement with American identity from the 1920s to the 1960s, to parallels between Benton's use of Old Master methods and film production techniques. Fans of Thomas Hart Benton will find surprising insights into his career, while those fascinated by Hollywood history will discover how one of America's most revered artists shaped and was in turn influenced by the film industry.