American Art: History And Culture

American Art: History And Culture

by Wayne Craven
     
 

ISBN-10: 0697167631

ISBN-13: 9780697167637

Pub. Date: 11/01/1993

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

American Art: History and Culture is the first inclusive look at five centuries of the architecture, painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and photography created by the diverse peoples who have given direction to the arts of America. Renowned Americanist Wayne Craven has written an engrossing, illuminating text that begins in the time before North America's encounter…  See more details below

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American Art: History and Culture is the first inclusive look at five centuries of the architecture, painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and photography created by the diverse peoples who have given direction to the arts of America. Renowned Americanist Wayne Craven has written an engrossing, illuminating text that begins in the time before North America's encounter with Europe and Europeans in the sixteenth century and continues into its seventeenth-century colonial beginnings in the Middle Atlantic and New England regions. The story goes on for another three centuries, right through the pluralistic expressions of contemporary American culture of the 1990s. Acknowledging that there are several ways to study American art, Craven has chosen an approach that is current and accessible - a contextual treatment that discusses the works of art in the circumstances of their creation. The contexts he provides include the social, economic, and religious climates in which works were created; the political, philosophical, and technological movements that influenced their creators; and the scientific and literary postures that affected the forms the artworks took. The narrative blends in biographical information and stylistic analysis along with the latest research on artists, architects, artisans, objects, archaeology, and techniques. Illustrated with nearly eight hundred color and black-and-white pictures, American Art: History and Culture includes a bibliography that is significantly larger and more up-to-date than can be found in other books on American art, a glossary of art-historical terms, and two maps. Whether as a first look at American art or as a return visit to a field that has changed greatly in the last few years, this book is a matchless resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780697167637
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
11/01/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface13
Acknowledgments14
Pt. 1Colonial America
1The New World and New Spain16
2Architecture and Decorative Arts: Virginia, New England, and New Netherland in the Seventeenth Century28
3Painting and Sculpture: The Seventeenth Century42
4Architecture and Decorative Arts: 1700-5052
5Painting and Sculpture: 1700-5068
6Architecture and Decorative Arts: 1750-7679
7Painting: After 175094
Pt. 2The Federal Period
8Architecture: 1785-1830110
9Decorative Arts: 1785-1830128
10Painting: The Tradition of the Grand Manner, 1785-1830135
11Painting: Still Life, Genre, Landscape, and Natural History, 1785-1830153
12Sculpture: 1785-1830163
Pt. 3The Romantic Period
13Architecture: The Age of Romanticism and Eclecticism, 1825-70172
14The Decorative Arts: The Age of Romanticism and Eclecticism, 1800-70190
15Painting: Landscape, 1825-70198
16Painting: Genre, Narrative, Still Life, and Portraiture, 1825-70221
17Photography: The Early Years, 1839-70237
18Sculpture: Neoclassicism and Naturalism, 1825-70248
19Folk Art: A Special Mode of Vision261
Pt. 4The American Renaissance
20Architecture: The Age of Capitalism, Imperialism, and High Society, 1870-1900280
21Toward Modern Architecture: New Technologies and the Advent of the Skyscraper, 1850-1900302
22The Artful Interior: Cosmopolitanism, the Aesthetic Movement, and the American Home, 1870-1900314
23Painting: The Naturalistic Tradition and Cosmopolitanism, 1870-1900329
24Painting: American Impressionism, American Renaissance, and Trompe l'Oeil Realism349
25Photography: 1870-1900367
26Sculpture: From the American Renaissance to the Western Frontier, 1870-1900377
Pt. 5The Early Modern Period
27Architecture: The First Generation of Modernism, 1900-40392
28Decorative Arts and Interiors: The Age of the Machine and Streamlining, 1900-40412
29Painting: Realism and Regionalism, 1900-40422
30Painting: The Modern Mode, 1900-40444
31Photography: Aesthetic Maturity, 1900-40468
32Sculpture: Tradition, Diversity, and Anarchy, 1900-40483
Pt. 6Postwar Modern, Postmodern Art
33Architecture: The International Style and the "Glass Box," 1940 to the Present500
34Architecture: Diversity and Reaction, 1940 to the Present515
35Design in America: Modern and Postmodern, 1940 to the Present529
36Painting: The African-American Experience, Social Realism, and Abstraction, 1940 to the Present543
37Painting: Hardedge Colorfield, Pop Art, and Realism, 1940 to the Present566
38Sculpture: Old Traditions and New Directions, 1940 to the Present585
39Sculpture: Feminism, Found Objects, Pop, Minimalism, and Realism, 1940 to the Present595
40Photography: 1940 to the Present620
Glossary641
Bibliography646
Notes664
Picture Credits666
Index672

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