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Some artists emphasized the negative aspects of urban growth: David Graham Phillips's 1917 novel, Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, for instance, broached the subjects of prostitution and slum life. Others, however, rejoiced in the city. Discussing his painting of the new Woolworth Building in New York City, watercolorist John Marin said he believed that the skyscrapers themselves were pulsing with life. Beginning in the mid 1910s painters used the new style of Cubism to depict the architectural and engineering aspects of city building.
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American Decades 1910-1919 (American Decades) by Matthew Joseph Bruccoli