20th Century Culture: A Dictionary of the Arts and Literature of Our Time
This book, while making very little distinction between high culture and popular culture, reflects the extraordinary pace of cultural change in our time. It ties together the highlights of 20th century culture-the key people, works, ideas and movements in the arts and literature of the century from Australia, Austria, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latin American, Poland, Soviet Union, Spain, Sweden, the United States, etc. Categories covered include actors and actresses, architecture, art and artists, art collectors and patrons, art criticism, ballet, cartoonists, illustrators and comic strips, classical music, comedians, comic strips, country music, cultural movements (beat generation, counterculture, Harlem Renaissance, modernism, social realism), dance, design, electronic and experimental music, entertainers, fashion, fictional characters, film, illustrators, jazz, literature, modern dance, music, opera/operetta, painting, philosophy (existentialism), photography, popular music, radio, sculpture, television, and theater.
Black and white illustrations.