George Inness and the Visionary Landscape

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The essential book on the innovative American landscape painter, with a new preface by the author. A “rare, valuable and luminously illustrated monograph.” (Booklist)This eloquent examination of Inness' most important paintings illuminates the artist’s philosophical and religious preoccupations. It provides an overview of his life and situates Inness within the contexts of key issues in American history, such as the Hudson River School, Transcendentalism, Swedenborgianism, and the work of William James. It ...
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Overview

The essential book on the innovative American landscape painter, with a new preface by the author. A “rare, valuable and luminously illustrated monograph.” (Booklist)This eloquent examination of Inness' most important paintings illuminates the artist’s philosophical and religious preoccupations. It provides an overview of his life and situates Inness within the contexts of key issues in American history, such as the Hudson River School, Transcendentalism, Swedenborgianism, and the work of William James. It explains for the first time how Inness treated landscape painting as a form of philosophical inquiry that could communicate his holistic belief in the unity of nature and spirit. “Bell’s handsomely illustrated, eloquently written, and well-documented text considerably expands previous scholarship. ..[A] first-rate study. Highly recommended.” (Choice)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807600092
  • Publisher: Braziller, George Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/5/2015
  • Pages: 175

Meet the Author

Adrienne
Baxter Bell, Ph.D., is the author of George
Inness: Painting Philosophy and the editor of George Inness: Writings and Reflections on Art and Philosophy
(Braziller, 2006). She served as Guest Curator for the exhibition George Inness and the Visionary Landscape (2003-04)
and is an Associate Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College,
New York.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
George Inness and the Visionary Landscape 17
Paintings and Commentaries 67
Notes 129
Chronology 151
Selected Bibliography 167
List of Works 170
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