Mexico and American Modernism by Ellen Landau, Yale University Press, April 8, 2013
Above is Case Western Reserve art history professor and noted Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner scholar Ellen Landau and her new book “Mexico and American Modernism” posing in front of the recently opened restoration of Siqueiros’ “America Tropical.” The mural sits atop the old Plaza Art Center where Pauline Schindler curated the exhibition “Contemporary Creative Architecture” (see below) not long before Siqueiros’ mural was completed.
Don’t forget to order a copy of Mexico and American Modernism which will be released next month, in fact you can preorder now at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Landau graciously gave me a preview of the book over breakfast last
Friday and it is definitely a must for any modern art lover. It goes into much more depth on the cross-pollination between the Mexican muralists and American artists such as Isamu Noguchi, Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston and Robert Motherwell than I touched upon in my “Richard Neutra and the California ArtClub” on which we compared notes. I hope to do a review of the book after it’s release next month.
For other books by Landau I recommend: