Robert M. Crunden is Professor of History and American Civilization at the University of Texas at Austin.
'The assimilation of material from Europe and America, from literature, art, philosophy and photography is often breathtaking, demonstrating a breadth of research seldom witnessed. For anyone seeking a history of the relationship between European and American Modernism, this book will be indispensable.' Christopher Gair, University of Nottingham, American Studies, Volume 28, Part 2 - 1994 'This is a rich assemblage of creative personalities, vividly drawn, product of exhaustive archival research.' Contemporary Review, 1993 'Crunden has done us a service by making us wonder whether such terms as modernism really mean anything at all.' The Times `ambitious overview of American modernism ... Crunden's survey sweeps far and wide in its compass, but like those early film makers, the author knows a good close-up when he sees one.' Anthony Quinn, Sunday Times