Austin; (1995): University of Texas Press. First Edition. Quarto. Item #018680
A review copy with slip laid in. 250p. index. notes. Avant-garde art between 1910 and 1950 is well known for is use of "primitive" imagery, often borrowed from traditional cultures in Africa and Oceania. In this study shows in a new and detailed way how much of the American "avant garde' used Native American art, myth and ritual to craft a specifically American Modernist art. In this study Rushing shows how national exhibitions of Native American art influenced John Sloan, Robert Henri, John Marin, Barnett Newman and especially Jackson Pollock, whose legendary drip paintings he convincingly links with the curative sand paintings of the Navajo. Bound in black cloth, spine lettering red. A fine copy in fine pictorial dust jacket.