Anthology of critical texts by Serge Guilbaut, Jean Baudrillard, John O'Brian, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Timothy J. Clark, Thomas Crow, Thierry de Duve, Françoise-Marc Gagnon, John-Franklin Koenig, Lary May, Laurie J. Monahan, and Constance Naubert-Riser. Edited by Guilbaut. "These essays reopen the case of postwar abstraction. They constitute a dialogue among historians, critics, painters, and art historians that allows not only new readings of specific artworks but also a new understanding of the reception of art in the postwar Western world. Timothy J. Clark, Thierry de Duve, Constant Naubert-Riser, and Thomas Crow focus on specific works of major artists of the period. Laurie J. Monahan, Serge Guilbaut, and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh look at art production in relation to particular aspects of the Cold War. Jean Baudrillard and François-Marc Gagnon discuss the effects of the international situation on the arts in general. John Franklin Koenig describes the experience of an American artist working in New York, Lary May discusses the transformation of Hollywood during the McCarthy era." -- from back wrapper. Artists and other cultural figures featured in the book include Jean McEwen, Paul-Emile Borduas, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Clement Greenberg, and Ronald Reagan. Printed in black-and-white.