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Paris 1900: The "American School" at the Universal Exposition

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Synopsis:

"In essays by Diane P. Fischer, Linda J. Docherty, Robert W. Rydell, Gabriel P. Weisberg, and Gail Stavitsky, Paris 1900 examines the campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of State proving the existence of a distinct "American school" of art and refuting earlier French criticism that American art was primarily a reflection of French art. At this exposition, the McKinley administration's crusade emphasized paintings that exuded "American character," such as images of virile men, wholesome women, pristine landscapes, and technologically superior cities. Paintings by still-powerful American expatriates were also included: Exhibiting only native themes would have smacked of a provincialism inconsistent with the new outward-looking agenda of American foreign policy."--BOOK JACKET. "Featuring more than 140 color and black-and-white illustrations, Paris 1900 is the companion volume to a major exhibition of over 80 paintings, sculptures, and decorative art objects at The Montclair Art Museum, which will travel later to museums in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; Madison, Wisconsin; and Paris, France."

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-221) and index.

Table of Contents

Constructing the "American school" of 1900 / Diane P. Fischer — Why not a national art? Affirmative responses in the 1890s / Linda J. Docherty — Gateway to the "American century" : the American representation at the Paris Universal Exposition of 1900 / Robert W. Rydell — The French reception of American art at the Universal Exposition of 1900 / Gabriel P. Weisberg — The legacy of the "American school" : 1901-1938 / Gail Stavitsky — Appendix B : The annotated catalogue of American paintings, Paris Exposition of 1900 / Diane P. Fischer and Valerie Walker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813526416
Subtitle:
The 'American School' at the Universal Exposition
Editor:
Fischer, Diane Pietrucha
Editor:
Fischer, Diane Pietrucha
Author:
Fischer, Diane P.
Author:
Fischer, Diane Pietrucha
Author:
Docherty, Linda J.
Author:
Montclair Art Museum
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Art, modern
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Art, american
Subject:
European
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Exhibitions
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19990901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 2.25 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Architects
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Early 20th Century
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Paris 1900: The "American School" at the Universal Exposition
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Product details 272 pages Rutgers University Press - English 9780813526416 Reviews:
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"In essays by Diane P. Fischer, Linda J. Docherty, Robert W. Rydell, Gabriel P. Weisberg, and Gail Stavitsky, Paris 1900 examines the campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of State proving the existence of a distinct "American school" of art and refuting earlier French criticism that American art was primarily a reflection of French art. At this exposition, the McKinley administration's crusade emphasized paintings that exuded "American character," such as images of virile men, wholesome women, pristine landscapes, and technologically superior cities. Paintings by still-powerful American expatriates were also included: Exhibiting only native themes would have smacked of a provincialism inconsistent with the new outward-looking agenda of American foreign policy."--BOOK JACKET. "Featuring more than 140 color and black-and-white illustrations, Paris 1900 is the companion volume to a major exhibition of over 80 paintings, sculptures, and decorative art objects at The Montclair Art Museum, which will travel later to museums in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Columbus, Ohio; Madison, Wisconsin; and Paris, France."
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