Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

Rachael Z. Delue’s study of Arthur Dove’s career makes some bold choices and reveals a remarkable array of forces at work in what is probably the best body of painted work in the circle around Alfred Stieglitz. DeLue avoids many classical approaches, questions, issues; instead, she delivers a visual cultural investigation of historical discourses—about weather, sound recording and broadcast, shorthand, and others—that pays substantial dividends when DeLue returns to discuss the paintings. This is an exemplary art historical appropriation of visual culture, and it puts forward a strong thesis about what motivates Dove’s major works of 1921 to 1946.

Journal Title

Critical Inquiry

Publisher

University of Chicago Press

Volume

44

Issue

1

Journal Article URL

https://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/charles_palermo_reviews_arthur_dove/

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