Charles Sheeler: Modernism, Precisionism and the Borders of Abstraction

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Charles Sheeler was the stark poet of the machine age. Photographer of the Ford Motor Company and founder of the painting movement Precisionism, he is remembered as a promoter of--and apologist for--the industrialised capitalist ethic. This major new rethink of one of the key figures of American modernism argues that Sheeler's true relationship to progress was in fact highly negative, his "precisionism" both skewed and imprecise. Covering the entire oeuvre from photography to painting and drawing attention to the ...

Charles Sheeler: Modernism, Precisionism and the Borders of Abstraction 2008, I. B. Tauris & Company

ISBN-13: 9781850439028

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