American Iconology: New Approaches to Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature

American Iconology: New Approaches to Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature

by David C. Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300065140

ISBN-13: 9780300065145

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

This overview of the "sister arts" of the nineteenth century by younger scholars in art history, literature, and American studies presents a startling array of perspectives on the fundamental role played by images in culture and society. Drawing on the latest thinking about vision and visuality as well as on recent developments in literary theory and cultural studies,…  See more details below

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This overview of the "sister arts" of the nineteenth century by younger scholars in art history, literature, and American studies presents a startling array of perspectives on the fundamental role played by images in culture and society. Drawing on the latest thinking about vision and visuality as well as on recent developments in literary theory and cultural studies, the contributors situate paintings, sculpture, monument art, and literary images within a variety of cultural contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300065145
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.07(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Introduction1
1Peale's Mammoth18
2The Boston Elite's Resistance to Washington Allston's Elijah in the Desert39
3On the Cultural Construction of Landscape Experience: Contact to 183058
4Making a Picture of the View from Mount Holyoke80
5The Protected Witness: Cole, Cooper, and the Tourist's View of the Italian Landscape92
6The Mechanisms of the Market and the Invention of Western Regionalism: The Example of George Caleb Bingham112
7Lilly Martin Spencer's Domestic Genre Painting in Antebellum America135
8Words, Monuments, Beholders: The Visual Arts in Hawthorne's The Marble Faun163
9The Iconology of Wrecked or Stranded Boats in Mid to Late Nineteenth-Century American Culture186
10The Price of Beauty: Art, Commerce, and the Late Nineteenth-Century American Studio Interior209
11Mary Cassatt and the Maternal Body239
12A Pragmatic Mode of Seeing: James, Howells, and the Politics of Vision259
Afterword276
Notes297

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