Painting the Dark Side: Art and the Gothic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America / Edition 1

Painting the Dark Side: Art and the Gothic Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America / Edition 1

by Sarah Burns
     
 

Cutting deep across the grain of standard accounts of nineteenth-century art, Painting the Dark Side provides a thrilling, radically alternative vision of American art and visual culture.

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Overview

Cutting deep across the grain of standard accounts of nineteenth-century art, Painting the Dark Side provides a thrilling, radically alternative vision of American art and visual culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520249875
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/20/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Burns is Ruth N. Halls Professor of Fine Arts at
Indiana University. She is the author of
Inventing the Modern Artist: Art and Culture in Gilded Age America
(1996) and Pastoral
Inventions: Rural Life in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Culture
(1989).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Gloom and Doom1
2The Underground Man44
3The Shrouded Past75
4The Deepest Dark101
5The Shadow's Curse128
6Mental Monsters158
7Corrosive Sight188
8Dirty Pictures221
Epilogue247
Notes249
Index293

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