American Dreams

Author by : Williams College. Museum of Art
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Description : Williams College, in Williamstown, MA, has collected art since the mid-19th century. In this chronological journey through American art in all media, each of 56 highlighted objects from the museum receives a mini-essay of several hundred words, signed by contributors who frequently are the acknowledged experts on particular artists or works. A full factual entry on each work appears at the back of the book, preceded by extremely brief summaries of the acquisitions histories of the overall collection's painting, drawing, sculpture, Williams portraits, prints, photographs, posters, and decorative arts. College alumni donated many items, including collections on Rube Goldberg, Thomas Nast, and the Prendergasts. This is not the definitive book on American art, but it is an excellent survey with many interesting objects not commonly reproduced. For art history collections. 64 colour & 65 b/w illustrations


The Virgin The Dynamo

Author by : Bailey Van Hook
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Publisher by : Ohio University Press
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Description : The beaux-arts mural movement in America was fueled by energetic young artists and architects returning from training abroad. They were determined to transform American art and architecture to make them more thematically cosmopolitan and technically fluid and accomplished. The movement slowly coalesced around the decoration of mansions of the Gilded Age elite, mostly in New York, and of public buildings and institutions across the breadth of the country. The Virgin and the Dynamo: Public Murals in American Architecture, 1893-1917 is the first book in almost a century to concentrate exclusively on the beaux-arts mural movement in the United States. Beginning with a short history of the movement from its inception in Boston during the American Renaissance, Bailey Van Hook focuses on the movement's public manifestations in the period between the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 and the First World War. Professor Van Hook explores different aspects of the mural movement, the concept and meaning of "decoration," the claim that murals are inherently democratic, the shift in preference from allegory to history, the gendered concept of modernity, the ideologies behind the iconography, and, finally, the decline of the movement when it began to be seen as old fashioned and anachronistic. The Virgin and the Dynamo raises our understanding of the beaux-arts movement to a new level. For the general reader, this illustrated history will explain many familiar representations of local and national values.


Domestic Bliss

Author by : Lee M. Edwards
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Publisher by : Hudson River Museum
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Tracing Vision

Author by : Georgia Museum of Art
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Publisher by : University of Georgia Georgia Museum
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Description : Nineteenth- and twentieth-century works by a wide range of artists. Contemporary feminist artists Lenore Tawney and Nancy Grossman are represented alongside Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Chuck Close is closely followed by American Scene artist Howard Cook and turn-of-the-century muralist Kenyon Cox.


John White Alexander And The Construction Of National Identity

Author by : Sarah J. Moore
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Publisher by : University of Delaware Press
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Description : Moreover, it provides a broad picture of the historical, political, cultural, and aesthetic context in which Alexander's works in particular, and those of his cosmopolitan colleagues in general, were produced and discussed."--BOOK JACKET.


Bulletin Of Bibliography

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Edwin Howland Blashfield

Author by : Mina Rieur Weiner
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Publisher by : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
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Description : Evaluates the career of the esteemed muralist and his advocacy of the classic tradition, drawing on new scholarship to pay tribute to his contributions in numerous civic spaces and lasting influence on American public art.


Wisconsin State Capitol

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Avery Index To Architectural Periodicals Atl Buc

Author by : Avery Library
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Description : 1977 to present. Citations to articles from more than 1,000 periodicals in all Western languages, including all major architectural journals published in the U.S. and Great Britain, as well as most South American, European and Japanese architecture-related periodicals.


American Pantheon

Author by : Donald R. Kennon
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Publisher by : Ohio University Press
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Description : Like the ancient Roman Pantheon, the U.S. Capitol was designed by its political and aesthetic arbiters to memorialize the virtues, events, and persons most representative of the nation's ideals--an attempt to raise a particular version of the nation's founding to the level of myth. American Pantheon examines the influences upon not only those virtues and persons selected for inclusion in the American pantheon, but also those excluded. Two chapters address the exclusion of slavery and African Americans from the art in the Capitol, a silence made all the more deafening by the major contributions of slaves and free black workers to the construction of the building. Two other authors consider the subject of women emerging as artists, subjects, patrons, and proponents of art in the Capitol, a development that began to emerge only in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Rotunda, the Capitol's principal ceremonial space, was designed in part as an art museum of American history--at least the authorized version of it. It is explored in several of the essays, including discussions of the influence of the early-nineteenth-century Italian sculptors who provided the first sculptural reliefs for the room and the contributions of the mid-nineteenth-century Italian American artist Constantino Brumidi, to the mix of allegory, mythology, and history that permeates the space and indeed the Capitol itself.


On These Walls

Author by : John Young Cole
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Publisher by : Scala Books
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Description : The three imposing buildings of the Library of Congress-the Thomas Jefferson Building, the John Adams Building, and the James Madison Memorial Building-are feats of architecture that hold the America's knowledge on their shelves and in their drawers. But


Egypt Land

Author by : Scott Trafton
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Publisher by : Duke University Press
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Description : Egypt Land is the first comprehensive analysis of the connections between constructions of race and representations of ancient Egypt in nineteenth-century America. Scott Trafton argues that the American mania for Egypt was directly related to anxieties over race and race-based slavery. He shows how the fascination with ancient Egypt among both black and white Americans was manifest in a range of often contradictory ways. Both groups likened the power of the United States to that of the ancient Egyptian empire, yet both also identified with ancient Egypt’s victims. As the land which represented the origins of races and nations, the power and folly of empires, despots holding people in bondage, and the exodus of the saved from the land of slavery, ancient Egypt was a uniquely useful trope for representing America’s own conflicts and anxious aspirations. Drawing on literary and cultural studies, art and architectural history, political history, religious history, and the histories of archaeology and ethnology, Trafton illuminates anxieties related to race in different manifestations of nineteenth-century American Egyptomania, including the development of American Egyptology, the rise of racialized science, the narrative and literary tradition of the imperialist adventure tale, the cultural politics of the architectural Egyptian Revival, and the dynamics of African American Ethiopianism. He demonstrates how debates over what the United States was and what it could become returned again and again to ancient Egypt. From visions of Cleopatra to the tales of Edgar Allan Poe, from the works of Pauline Hopkins to the construction of the Washington Monument, from the measuring of slaves’ skulls to the singing of slave spirituals—claims about and representations of ancient Egypt served as linchpins for discussions about nineteenth-century American racial and national identity.


Index To Art Periodicals

Author by : Art Institute of Chicago. Ryerson Library
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American Orientalists

Author by : Gerald M. Ackerman
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Publisher by : www.acr-edition.com
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Description : Between 1843 and 1922, American artists travelled to the Near East and North Africa, painting all that they discovered. Edwin Lord Weeks and Frederick Bridgman are amongst the most famous but there was also Francis Bacon, Samuel Colman, Swain Gifford and


Oxford Dictionary Of American Art And Artists

Author by : Ann Lee Morgan
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This comprehensive dictionary is an indispensible guide to American art from colonial times to contemporary postmodernism. It is the most extensive, most up-to-date dictionary on American art currently available.


Shaping The City

Author by : Gregory Gilmartin
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Publisher by : Clarkson Potter Publishers
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Description : A history of New York's Municipal Art Society explores the role of the citizen-based group in promoting and shaping New York City's public spaces over the last century, discussing its impact on community planning, landmark preservation, and urban design.


National Union Catalog

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Description : Includes entries for maps and atlases.


The United States In The Middle East

Author by : David Shavit
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Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : "Shavit has produced an exceptional reference work that is well researched, clearly written, at times entertaining, and that fills a void in the literature. Highly recommended for collections, public or academic, with an interest in the Middle East or US foreign relations." Choice


Americans In Paris 1850 1910

Author by : Hardy George
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Publisher by : Oklahoma Museum of Arts
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Description : Catalog published in conjunction with the September 4-November 30, 2003 exhibition.