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This anthology brings together twenty outstanding works of recent scholarship on the history of the visual arts in the United States from the colonial period to 1945. The selected essays — all written within the past two decades — reflect the interdisciplinary character of current art historiography in America and the variety of approaches that contribute to the dynamism in the field. The authors take up diverse subjects — from colonial portraits to nineteenth-century sculptures of women to photographic images of New York — and invite those with a general knowledge of the history of American art to think more deeply about art and culture.<P>Employing many interpretive methodologies, including iconology, social history, structuralism, psychobiography, and feminist theory, the contributors to this volume combine close analysis of specific art objects or groups of objects with discussion of how these works of art operated within their cultural contexts. The authors consider the works of such artists as John Singleton Copies, Charles Willson Peale, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock as they assess how paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs have carried meaning within American society. And they investigate how the conceptualization, production, and presentation of works of art both inform and are informed by prevailing attitudes toward the role of the arts and the artist in American culture.<P>"For a broad survey course on American art, this anthology is a terrific resource. Its articles are well chosen, comprehensive, and representative of the state of research in the field". — Sarah Burns, Indiana University

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300069983
Editor:
Doezema, Marianne; Milroy, Elizabeth
Editor:
Milroy, Elizabeth
Editor:
Doezema, Marianne
Editor:
Milroy, Elizabeth
Author:
Doezema, Marianne
Author:
Milroy, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven :
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
History - American
Subject:
Art, american
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
v. 1549
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.5 lb

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