A Concise History Of American Painting And Sculpture / Edition 1

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Overview


This clear, thorough, and reliable survey of American painting and sculpture from colonial times to the present day covers all the major artists and their works, outlines the social and cultural backgrounds of each period, and includes 409 illustrations integrated with the text. Although some determining factors in American art are considered, Matthew Baigell views the rich and diverse achievements of American art as the result of the efforts and talents of a pluralistic society rather than as fitting into a particular mold.This edition includes corrections and revisions to the text, an updated bibliography, and 13 new illustrations.

Enormous in scope, this clear, thorough, and reliable survey from colonial times to the present covers all the major artists and their achievements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064309868
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Series: Icon Editions Series
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 1.03 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Matthew Baigell is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Rutgers University. He is the author of Dictionary of American Art and The American Scene: American Painting During the 1930s, as well as books on Thomas Hart Benton, Charles Burchfield, Frederic Remington, Thomas Cole, and Albert Bierstadt.
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
1 Colonial Art 1
2 The New Nation 26
3 Self-Discovery 66
4 At Home and Abroad 122
5 Early Modernism 192
6 Between the World Wars 242
7 International Presence 297
8 Contemporary Diversity 346
Selected Bibliography 409
Index 421
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