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George Washington: American Symbol
     

George Washington: American Symbol

by Barbara J. Mitnick, Raymond H. Robinson, Clark H. Nichols B., Mark Thistlethwaite, Barry Schwartz
 

George Washington is universally considered to be our most accomplished president, the perfect merger of military hero, effective administrator, and great leader. In honor of the 200th anniversary of his death, this beautiful volume presents the many manifestations of Washington the national icon, for we have continually turned to his image during virtually every

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George Washington is universally considered to be our most accomplished president, the perfect merger of military hero, effective administrator, and great leader. In honor of the 200th anniversary of his death, this beautiful volume presents the many manifestations of Washington the national icon, for we have continually turned to his image during virtually every period of our history for both inspiration and marketing clout.

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Published in conjunction with exhibitions beginning at the Museums at Stony Brook, New York in February 1999, this volume features a wide range of images<-->from paintings and sculpture for which Washington actually sat, to postmodern images that gleefully destruct the icon, to objects of mass distribution on which he appears. Together with b&w and color illustrations, eight essays by authorities in art history, history, and sociology cover every aspect of Washington as visual phenomenon. Mitnick, the curator of the exhibition, is an independent art historian and curator. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555951481
Publisher:
Hudson Hills Press
Publication date:
01/12/1999
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
9.44(w) x 12.40(h) x 0.92(d)

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