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Framing America: A Social History of American Artby Frances K. Pohl
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Unique in its inclusive treatment, Framing America embraces the full scope of American art from the sixteenth century to the present. In addition to offering comprehensive coverage of the canon, Pohl's narrative goes beyond the traditional, and sometimes derogatory, treatment of certain populations in American society and addresses the domestic arts and the social and political contexts of art. This is a truly comprehensive look both at the history of art in America and at the reciprocal influence of American art and society.
The Third Edition features new images, from the early years of Western Europe's encounter with America's native peoples to the twenty-first century's prioritization of sustainable architecture.
This text offers a thorough introduction to the social, cultural, and historical context of American visual culture, as well as mainstream and canoncial art.
Offers comprehensive engagement with the social, cultural, and historical context of American visual culture.
This new edition of the first introductory American art survey text to take a completely inclusive approach introduces a wealth of new images ranging from the early years of the encounter of native peoples with Europeans to low-cost and environmentally friendly architecture in the years post-Katrina. Offering students comprehensive engagement with the social, cultural, and historical context of American visual culture, the text also provides a thorough introduction to mainstream and canonical art and, for the first time, a glossary.
About the Author
Frances K. Pohl is Professor of Art History at Pomona College.
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