Device Circle (1959)
Jasper Johns (1930– )
This guide is designed as an introductory bibliography for students new to the field of American art; as point of reference for students targeting their research; and as a means to highlight relevant primary sources held at the Art & Architecture Library and Special Collections. The "Further Research" column includes a list of relevant online databases and reference sources; see the entire art databases list here.
American art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries maintains strong continuity with the art that preceded it. Increasingly, however, as the United States took its place as one of the most powerful nations in the world, America became an art center and American art was increasingly integrated into the globalized, international art scene. Like other national arts, particularly in Europe, American art was influenced by modernism and postmodernism to become a dynamic collection not just of paintings and sculpture, but also of video, performance, Conceptual, and other inventive artistic practices.
American Art, Post-1900: Introduction