Women of Abstract Expressionism

Edited by Joan Marter; With an Introduction by Gwen F. Chanzit; essays by Robert Hobbs, Ellen G. Landau, Susan Landauer, and Joan Marter; and an interview with Irving Sandler New Haven: Yale University Press in association with the Denver Art Museum, 2016; 216 pp.; 138 color and 50 b/w illus.; ISBN: 9780300208429; $65.00 Exhibition schedule: Denver …



Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War

David Lubin New York: Oxford University Press, 2016; 384 pp.; 149 color illus.; ISBN: 9780190218614; Hardcover: $39.95 Reviewed by: Jennifer Wingate, Associate Professor, Fine Arts, St. Francis College   Art historians, or at least historians of American art, can no longer claim, as Milton Brown did in 1955, that “the total effect of the [First …



Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Jason Weems Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015; 360 pp., 16 color illus.; 116 b/w illus.; ISBN: 9780816677511; $35.00 (paperback) Reviewed by: Andrea M. Truitt, PhD, Independent Scholar   As a resident of eastern Iowa, the heart of “Grant Wood country,” Jason Weems’s new book Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest was …



A Strange Mixture: The Art and Politics of Painting Pueblo Indians

Sascha T. Scott Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015; 280 pp.; 58 color and 30 B&W illus.; ISBN: 9780806144849; $45.00 Reviewed by: Emily C. Burns, Assistant Professor of Art History, Auburn University   Representations of American Indians occupy uneasy and troubled spaces throughout national art and visual culture as the result of the history of …



Ben Shahn’s New Deal Murals: Jewish Identity in the American Scene

Diana L. Linden Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015; 184 pp.; 61 illus.; ISBN: 9780814339831; Hardcover: $44.99 Reviewed by: Amy Werbel, Associate Professor of the History of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York   In 1906, when Ben Shahn and his family arrived at Ellis Island, the United States was still …