The Empire of the Eye: Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825-1875

The Empire of the Eye: Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825-1875

by Angela Miller
     
 

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Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825-1875.'An unusually well-researched investigation of the interplay between the domesticated landscapes depicted on canvas and the Whig ideal of social order, as well as the voices dissenting from the myth of nationalist hegemony in the landscape. The author's analysis of a number of paintings challenges…  See more details below

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Landscape Representation and American Cultural Politics, 1825-1875.'An unusually well-researched investigation of the interplay between the domesticated landscapes depicted on canvas and the Whig ideal of social order, as well as the voices dissenting from the myth of nationalist hegemony in the landscape. The author's analysis of a number of paintings challenges longstanding interpretations or provides strikingly fresh insights. This book is sure to spark intense debate among historians of American art and the American landscape.' - Choice

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During the period under study, the landscape genre carried an exaggerated weight of meaning for the collective national identity, and artists wrestled with its formal, representational, and expressive issues. Miller (art history, Washington U.) studies why landscape painting held such a key place in American art and also what its role was in the formation of cultural identity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780801483387
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
7/10/2003
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.72(d)

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