The Revival Styles In American Memorial Art

The Revival Styles In American Memorial Art

by Peggy Mcdowell
     
 

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In this richly illustrated volume, art historian Peggy McDowell and folklorist Richard E. Meyer blend their respective disciplinary perspectives, along with their shared long-standing fascination with cemeteries and funerary material culture, to provide a thoroughgoing descriptive analysis of this dramatic chapter in the history of American memorial art.

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In this richly illustrated volume, art historian Peggy McDowell and folklorist Richard E. Meyer blend their respective disciplinary perspectives, along with their shared long-standing fascination with cemeteries and funerary material culture, to provide a thoroughgoing descriptive analysis of this dramatic chapter in the history of American memorial art.

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A visually arresting and textually absorbing overview of the primary influences, trends, and designs associated with the spectacular monuments and memorials to prominent Americans, frequently designed and executed by leading architects and sculptors, and placed most often in the large "rural" cemeteries of American cities developed in the middle decades of the 19th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879726348
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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