Beauty in the City: The Ashcan School by Robert A. Slayton

By Robert A. Slayton

Presents a big new interpretation of the Ashcan tuition of artwork, arguing that those artists made the operating classification urban on the flip of the century an issue for gorgeous art.

At the start of the 20 th century the Ashcan university of artwork blazed onto the artwork scene, introducing a innovative imaginative and prescient of recent York urban. not like the elite artists who painted the higher category bedecked in finery, in entrance of great constructions, or the innovative reformers who photographed the town as a slum, hopeless and entire of depression, the Ashcan tuition held the original trust that the economic working-class urban used to be a healthy topic for nice paintings. In Beauty within the City, Robert A. Slayton illustrates how those artists portrayed the operating sessions with recognize and gloried within the drama of the subways and excavation websites, the workplace towers, and immigrant housing. Their artwork captured the rising city in all its aspects, with its effective equipment and its classification, ethnic, and gender matters. by way of exposing the realities of this new, glossy the USA via their art—expressed in what they selected to attract, now not in how they drew it—they created one of many nice American artwork forms.

Robert A. Slayton is Henry Salvatori Professor of yank Values and Traditions at Chapman collage. he's the writer of numerous books, together with Empire Statesman: the increase and Redemption of Al Smith.

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