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Publisher Comments:

"Though comparatively short, it is no once-over-lightly chronicle full of insignificant names and dates. It brilliantly achieves its principal aim: to provide readers with a compact but broad and well rounded conception of the progress of the fine arts in America from ca. 1670 to the present day. . . . It is a fascinating book, full of new vistas; it has all the earmarks of an instant classic."—American Artist

"[Taylor] describes changing definitions of art as much as he describes art itself, and he shows how the shifting forms of patronage affected the forms of art. He analyzes artists' associations . . . and he shows how museums and schools have expanded the audience for art. In short, he places artists and their work in cultural context. This treatment of the social history of art is the most original and intriguing aspect of Taylor's sketch."—Journal of American History

"This is a brilliantly subtle book. It builds with one insight after another, and suddenly the reader finds that a whole new way of looking at American art is being proposed. . . . After decades of thinking and looking and teaching, Dr. Taylor has written it all down. This work will become a classic interpretation almost overnight."—Peter Marzio, director, Corcoran Gallery of Art

"Interest in American art is unlikely to abate. . . . Mr. Taylor's short book is an invaluable guide through this activity and to its traditions."—Neil Harris, Wall Street Journal 

About the Author

Joshua C. Taylor (1917-1981) was director of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. His many publications include Learning to Look, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface

Author's Preface

Introduction

1670-1776

Beginnings

1776-1860

Art and the New Republic

The Art of Recording America

Europe and the Great Tradition

The Identification of Art with America

The Persistence of Traditional Ideals

1860-1900

A Crisis for Art

The Professional Artist

Collectors and Collecting

1900-1945

The Break with Institutional Values

An Art Community

The Artist and Society

Since 1945

A Center for Art

Chronology

Bibliographical Note

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226791517
Author:
Taylor, Joshua C.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Taylor, Joshua C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Chicago History of American Civilization
Publication Date:
19810231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
250 halftones
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.5 x 7.25 in

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