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The development of the culture of the United States of America music, cinema, dance,
architecture, literature, poetry, cuisine and the visual arts has been marked by a tension
between two strong sources of inspiration: Eu
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As a response to the tendency toward abstraction imagery emerged through various new
movements like Pop Art, the Bay Area Figurative Movement and later in the 1970s Neoexpressionism.
4.4.6 Other Modern American Movements
Members of the ne
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Though the movement included artists from across America, it was centered in Harlem,
and work from Harlem graphic artist Aaron Douglas and photographer James VanDerZee
became emblematic of the movement.
4.4.3 New Deal Art
The first of the
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The Hudson River painters' directness and simplicity of vision influenced such later
artists as Winslow Homer (1836-1910), who depicted rural Americathe sea, the
mountains, and the people who lived near them.
Paintings of the Great West,
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The most well known is lindy hop.
Now found globally
3.3 Modern Dance
Developed in the early 20th century.
The early innovators: Isadora Duncan, the dance company of Ruth St. Denis and her
husband-partner, Ted Shawn, her pupils Doris Hump
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Dish Network and News Corporation's DirecTV are the major DBS providers in the
In 2008, Sky Angel became the first in the U.S. to launch a nationwide multi-channel
platform of television programming.
Currently, more than 70 chann
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Saturday mornings usually feature network programming aimed at children (including
animated cartoons), while Sunday mornings include public-affairs programs that help
fulfill stations' legal obligations to provide public-service programmi
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Comic book sales began to decline after World War II.
In the 1960s, comic books' audience expanded to include college students. The 1960s
also saw the advent of the underground comics.
Later, the recognition of the comic medium among acad
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Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and F.
Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsbymay be dubbed the "Great American Novel.
Arose first during its beginnings as the Constitutionally-unified thirt
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5.2 The 19th Century
The Walnut is the oldest theater in America. The Walnut's first theatrical production,
The Rivals, was staged in 1812.
William Shakespeare's works were commonly performed.
American plays of the period were mostly mel