Midcentury Modern Art in Texas

Book design and print production


8 × 9.75 inches, 3-piece case with cloth spine and paper over boards
391 pages, 210 images
Published 2014


Before Abstract Expressionism of New York City was canonized as American postwar modernism, the United States was filled with localized manifestations of modern art. One such place where considerable modernist activity occurred was Texas, where artists absorbed and interpreted the latest, most radical formal lessons from Mexico, the East Coast, and Europe, while still responding to the state’s dramatic history and geography. The Myron Stout painting on the cover reminded me of a horseshoe which felt appropriate for the subject matter.