The New York Times Guide to the Arts of the 20th Century

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Publishers Summary:
In ten chronologically arranged sections replete with articles, features, and reviews taken from The New York Times, this set details the key artistic developments, movements, trends, and ideas of the twentieth century. * Organized into ten sections representing each decade of the twentieth century * A panel of Times critics has selected the articles that reflect the most significant events in art, music, dance, theater, film, and literature, as well as television after 1950 * Each section is prefaced by a 15,000-word essay written by a Times staff member describing the political, social, and historical context of that decade as well as key developments in the arts * Illustrated with 1,000 photographs that appeared in the Times * Convenient timelines for each decade * Comprehensive index Introductory essays written by: 1900-1910: Ken Emerson * 1910-1920: Don Bruckner * 1920-1930: Don Bruckner * 1930-1940: Ed Rothstein * 1940-1950: A O Scott * 1950-1960: John Leonard * 1960-1970: Patti Cohen * 1970-1980: John Leonard * 1980-1990: Ed Rothstein * 1990-2000: Elvis Mitchell Articles have been selected for inclusion by a panel of critics including: Art: Holland Cotter * Music: Bernard Holland * Dance: Anna Kisselgoff * Theatre: Mel Gussow * Film: A.O. Scott and Elvis Mitchell * Literature: Don Bruckner * Television: Julie Salamon

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ISBN
978-1-57958-290-6
Publisher
Routledge


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Reviewed on May 15, 2002

This four-volume guide to the arts reprints 2500 articles from the New York Times, covering art and architecture, literature, music, dance, theater, film, and television. Many are reprinted reviews (particularly in the literature sections), but other articles are opinion pieces, essays, and reporting that show the attitude at a particular time toward a topic or event. The set closely resembles the "20th Century in Review" series (also published by Fitzroy Dearborn), but nothing on the title page indicates that it is part of that series. The text is arranged chronologically by decade and then by the broad topics listed above; each decade opens with an i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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