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Swing TimeReginald Marsh and Thirties New York

Published by GILES in association with the New-York Historical Society

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Swing Time - Cover

Swing Time - Double page spread

Swing Time - Double page spread

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 176 pages, 292 x 254 mm, (10 x 11½ in)

Illustrations — 80 colour and 35 b&w

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£35.00 / US$55.00

ISBN — 978-1-904832-09-0

Press Release — The Exuberant Chaos of Modern Life

News  —  Swing Time opens in New York June 21

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"salutes the vivid world of 1930s New York City" Joanna Fantozzi, New York Daily News

Introduces new audiences to Marsh’s art while also providing a fresh perspective for those familiar with his work

Features 1930s social realist painting and documentary photography Includes essays by leading scholars of American history, English literature, theatre, American studies, photography

About the Book

Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York is the first major assessment of the work of ‘American Scene’ artist Reginald Marsh (1898-1954) in 30 years. Focusing on 60 paintings, drawings, and prints, drawn from public and private collections across the U.S., along with a selection of his photographs and sketches, it puts Marsh’s exuberant depictions of urban daily life within the context of the economic uncertainty of 1930s America and the work of fellow artists who shared his interest in the New York scene. This striking volume sets Marsh’s fascinating work of the 1930s alongside paintings, prints, and photographs of contemporaries such as Isabel Bishop, Kenneth Hayes Miller, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Walt Kuhn, Raphael and Isaac Soyer, Guy Pene du Bois, Bernice Abbott, Aaron Siskind, Walker Evans and Arthur Rothstein. Together, they tell a complex and highly contrasting visual story of New York City life in this tumultuous time of change

About the Author(s)

Morris Dickstein is Distinguished Professor, Graduate Center, and Senior Fellow, Center for the Humanities, City University of New York; Erika Doss is Chair and Professor, Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame; Barbara Haskell is a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Jackson Lears is Board of Governors Professor of History, Rutgers University; Lance Mayer and Gay Myers are conservators; Sasha Nicholas is an independent curator.