Critical Issues in American Art: A Book of Readings / Edition 1

Critical Issues in American Art: A Book of Readings / Edition 1

by Mary Ann Ann Calo, Mary Ann Calo
     
 


This anthology of essays on different critical approaches and methodologies for the analysis and interpretation of American art and artists is designed for students and teachers in American art historSee more details below

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This anthology of essays on different critical approaches and methodologies for the analysis and interpretation of American art and artists is designed for students and teachers in American art histor

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064309875
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
0.76(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile:
1640L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Mary Ann Calo is assistant professor of art and art history at Colgate University. She is the author of Bernard Berenson and the Twentieth Century and various journal articles.

Table of Contents

Preface
1Coming of Age: Historical Scholarship in American Art1
2Reading Eighteenth-Century American Family Portraits: Social Images and Self-Images35
3Ariadne and the Indians: Vanderlyn's Neoclassical Princess, Racial Seduction, and the Melodrama of Abandonment47
4Thomas Cole and Jacksonian America: The Course of Empire as Political Allegory59
5George Caleb Bingham's The County Election: Whig Tribute to the Will of the People77
6Two Sculptures for the Capitol: Horatio Greenough's Rescue and Luigi Persico's Discovery of America93
7American Folk Art: Questions and Quandaries109
8New Mexican Santos and the Preservation of Religious Traditions125
9Albums of War: On Reading Civil War Photographs135
10Trapper, Hunter, and Woodsman: Winslow Homer's Adirondack Figures155
11Thomas Eakins and "Pure Art" Education171
12The "Earnest, Untiring Worker" and the Magician of the Brush: Gender Politics in the Criticism of Cecilia Beaux and John Singer Sargeant177
13Lifting the "Veil": Henry O. Tanner's The Banjo Lesson and The Thankful Poor199
14Columbus and Columbia: Man of Genius Meets Generic Woman, Chicago, 1893221
15George Bellows's Stag at Sharkey's: Boxing, Violence, and Male Identity243
16Who Will Paint New York? The World's New Art Center and the New York Paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe253
17American Art and National Identity: The 1920s269
18"In My Family of Primitiveness and Tradition": William H. Johnson's Jesus and the Three Marys285
19Images of American Women in the 1930s: Reginald Marsh and Paramount Picture295
20Florine Stettheimer: Rococo Subversive303
About the Editor and Contributors319
Index321

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