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Pressed in Time: American Prints 1905-1950

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This volume chronicles the development of printmaking in America through the first half of the twentieth century. During this period of dramatic social and cultural change, printmaking served artists as a cost-effective means of communicating their observations and ideas. Woodcuts, etchings, and lithographs—many illustrated here—by artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, and Grant Wood addressed a variety of themes, including urbanization, small-town life, the Great Depression, the California landscape, and the two World Wars. The skyscraper, for instance, became a prime subject, admired for its roots in American architecture as well as its associations with national power. Prints frequently portrayed the city's inhabitants, often in crowded spaces where the distinctions between public and private life might become uncomfortably blurred. Depictions of the Depression of the 1930s suggest pessimism about the prospects for social justice in a capitalistic economy. Other prints demonstrate a heroic conception of industry and an idealized view of life in the nation's agrarian heartland.

About the Author

Jessica Todd Smith is the Virginia Steele Scott Curator of American Art at the Huntington. Kevin M. Murphy is the Huntington's Bradford and Christine Mishler Curatorial Fellow in American Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780873282345
Author:
Smith, Jessica Todd
Publisher:
Huntington Library Press
Author:
Murphy, Kevin M.
Author:
Henry E Huntington Library and Art Galle
Subject:
Prints
Subject:
Prints, American
Subject:
Printmaking
Subject:
General
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
Subject:
Prints, American - 20th century
Subject:
American
Subject:
Crafts-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Huntington Library Publications
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
70 color illustrations
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
9.75 x 9.75 x 0.5 in 1 lb

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