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dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Richardeng
dc.contributor.authorManning, Morganeng
dc.date.issued2017eng
dc.date.submitted2017 Springeng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This body of work examines the cultural history of the American Dream through the visual language of mid-century graphic design and illustration. Rather than just a powerful ideology, the American Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it. In this paper, we survey the history of the American Dream from the Great Depression to the present. We also explore the history of graphic design throughout this period and consider its complex and sometimes contentious relationship with the fine art establishment. Finally, we examine a visual thesis body of work that explores the hypocrisy and artificiality that exists within the American cultural tradition. Through this examination, readers and viewers will begin to reflect on their own experiences and thoughtfully consider what America truly represents as a nation in terms of class, desire, status, and consumption.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/62103
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subject.FASTGraphic design (Typography)eng
dc.subject.FASTAmerican Dream in arteng
dc.titleRetromania : graphic design and the American Dreameng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineArt (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.F.A.eng


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