About the Author(s)
Erika Doss is Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of numerous books including Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism (1991); Spirit Poles and Flying Pigs: Public Art and Cultural Democracy in American Communities (1995); Elvis Culture: Fans, Faith, and Image (1999); Looking at Life Magazine (editor, 2001); and Memorial Mania: Public Feeling in America (2010).
"American Art of the 20th-21st Centuries is concise, well-illustrated, and clearly written; and it's inexpensive and easy to carry. This book is wonderful to teach with because it moves chronologically and thematically." --Kristin Schwain, University of Missouri-Columbia
"Doss' book emphasizes major historical, cultural, and political shifts and how art relates to them. The attention to issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and power is welcome. Professor Doss covers all the major topics I teach and provides well-chosen and intelligently analyzed examples of individual art works." --Theo Caterforis, University of Kansas
"American Art of the 20th-21st Centuries is an inexpensive and accessible text that addresses the important issues of race, gender, class, and globalization. It is polemical, and offers critical and open-ended commentary on modern American art." --Melissa Dabakis, Kenyon College
"What is most compelling about this text is the interweaving of social and cultural developments with the history of art and the discussion of museum exhibitions as a significant aspect of cultural production. " --Helen Langa, American University
"This book offers a particularly concise, salient, and thoughtful synopsis of the material that provides an excellent introduction for readers and particularly students on major issues of twentieth and twenty-first-century American art." --Julia Rosenbaum, Bard College