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Comment: Unmarked. Exhibition catalog. Introduced by historian Gordon H. Chang and cocurator Mark Dean Johnson, with contributions by cocurator Daniell Cornell and Karin Higa, Sharon Spain, and ShiPu Wang, the book follows the exhibition's multiethnic and multidisciplinary approach. Rather than defining an Asian American art aesthetic, Asian/American/ Modern Art highlights the stylistic tensions and artistic influences apparent in the work of major artists including Chiura Obata, Yun Gee, Ruth Asawa, Isamu Noguchi, Nam June Paik, and Carlos Villa. Two areas of emphasis, the modernist matrix of the early twentieth century and the post-World War II period wherein artists developed new approaches, support the book's recurring themes of war and peace, urban life and community.
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Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970 Hardcover – November 12, 2008


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“[An] excellent catalog. [It] presents a wonderfully wide swath of artworks.”
(Metro Newspapers 2009-01-14)

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Daniell Cornell is Deputy Director for Art and Senior Curator, Palm Springs Art Museum. Mark Dean Johnson is Professor of Art at San Francisco State University and Research Fellow at Stanford University.

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