8. Warren J. Samuels, "Dynamics of Cultural Change," Society,
from without. Continuity may signify only the continuation of
the other. In periods of revolution, for example, change dominates, while in periods such as existed in the United States after World War II, continity dominates. Still, as we note, under the surface of this continuity there bubbled and brewed the seeds of discontent, symbolized in the highly revolutionary and individualistic work of the abstract expressionists.
painting, were sharpening perceptions outside the realm of the
Mark Rothko was another abstract expressionist, but he was
catastrophes: a depression and a world war. ... During the