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Art Rebels : Race, Class, and Gender in the Art of Miles Davis and Martin Scorsese / Paul Lopes.

Author/Creator:
Lopes, Paul, author., Author,
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (248 pages)
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
How creative freedom, race, class, and gender shaped the rebellion of two visionary artistsPostwar America experienced an unprecedented flourishing of avant-garde and independent art. Across the arts, artists rebelled against traditional conventions, embracing a commitment to creative autonomy and personal vision never before witnessed in the United States. Paul Lopes calls this the Heroic Age of American Art, and identifies two artists-Miles Davis and Martin Scorsese-as two of its leading icons.In this compelling book, Lopes tells the story of how a pair of talented and outspoken art rebels defied prevailing conventions to elevate American jazz and film to unimagined critical heights. During the Heroic Age of American Art-where creative independence and the unrelenting pressures of success were constantly at odds-Davis and Scorsese became influential figures with such modern classics as Kind of Blue and Raging Bull. Their careers also reflected the conflicting ideals and contentious debates over avant-garde and independent art during this period. In examining their art and public stories, Lopes also shows how their rebellions as artists were intimately linked to their racial and ethnic identities and how both artists adopted hypermasculine ideologies that exposed the problematic intersection of gender with their racial and ethnic identities as iconic art rebels.Art Rebels is the essential account of a new breed of artists who left an indelible mark on American culture in the second half of the twentieth century. It is an unforgettable portrait of two iconic artists who exemplified the complex interplay of the quest for artistic autonomy and the expression of social identity during the Heroic Age of American Art.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction. American Rebels: The Heroic Age of American Art
PART I: REBELS MAKING ART
Interlude
1. Miles Davis: Jazz, Race, and Negotiating the Popular
2. Martin Scorsese: Rival Narratives of Autonomy in American Film
PART II: THE BIOGRAPHICAL LEGENDS OF REBELS
Interlude
3. Miles Davis: The Unreconstructed Black Man in Modern Jazz
4. Martin Scorsese: A Sojourn from Italian American to White Ethnic American
Conclusion. American Rebels: Redux
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 29. Feb 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780691189819
OCLC:
1090799984
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780691189819 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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