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After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism, and the Midwest
After Many Springs is the title of a Thomas Hart Benton painting that evokes nostalgia for a fertile, creative time gone by. This bold new book––taking the name of this work by Benton––examines the intersections between Regionalist and Modernist paintings, photography, and film during the Great Depression, a period when the two approaches to art making were perhaps at thei ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 3rd 2009 by Des Moines Art Center
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Interesting book! It was a quick read. I felt like I learned something without having to strain my brain! My friend suggested this book after she saw the accompanying show at Des Moines Art Center. The book focuses a bit too much on Thomas Hart Benton for my taste, but I learned some new information about American Regionalism and a St. Louis artist named Joe Jones.