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dc.contributor.advisorZalman, Sandra
dc.creatorBassi Cendra, Giovanna María
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-14T03:24:26Z
dc.date.available2016-03-14T03:24:26Z
dc.date.createdDecember 2015
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/1276
dc.description.abstractThe American art history canon poses modern art as an individualistic and detached enterprise. However, an examination of the New Monumentality discourse reveals that modern art was as socially and politically engaged as the Federal Art Project murals. Inspired by the success of the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris World’s Fair, this discourse linked the concept of modern monumentality to the integration of the arts. The New Monumentality had a great impact on the development of modern art because it assigned visual artists a vital role in the construction of monuments. Several avant-garde artists, among them Alexander Calder and Isamu Noguchi, seized the opportunity that the new approach to monumentality afforded them and created art specifically for civic spaces. The New Monumentality enabled them to fight the chronic isolation of their work from society and to fulfill their desire to reach the masses and help shape human life.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectNew Monumentality
dc.subjectIntegration of the Arts
dc.subjectFernand Léger
dc.subjectJosé Luis Sert
dc.subjectSigfried Giedion
dc.subjectSpanish Pavilion
dc.subject1937 Paris World's Fair
dc.subjectmodern murals
dc.subjectNine Points on Monumentality
dc.subjectmodern monument
dc.subjectFederal Art Project
dc.subjectIsamu Noguchi
dc.subjectAlexander Calder
dc.titleNew Monumentality, Integration of the Arts, and the Shaping of Modern Life
dc.date.updated2016-03-14T03:24:26Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineArt History
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentArt
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKoontz, Rex
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTejada, Roberto
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentArt
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-8999-3058


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