Visualizing Labor in American Sculpture: Monuments, Manliness, and the Work Ethic, 1880-1935

Visualizing Labor in American Sculpture: Monuments, Manliness, and the Work Ethic, 1880-1935

by Melissa Dabakis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521461472

ISBN-13: 9780521461474

Pub. Date: 03/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book focuses on representations of work in American sculpture, from the decade in which the American Federation of Labor was formed, to the inauguration of the federal works project that subsidized American artists during the Great Depression. Restoring a group of important monuments to the history of labor, gender studies and American art history, this book

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Overview

This book focuses on representations of work in American sculpture, from the decade in which the American Federation of Labor was formed, to the inauguration of the federal works project that subsidized American artists during the Great Depression. Restoring a group of important monuments to the history of labor, gender studies and American art history, this book analyzes key monuments and small-scale works in which labor was often constituted as "manly" and where the work ethic mediated both production and reception.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521461474
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Visual Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. The work ethic ideology and American art; 2. The Haymarket affair; 3. The world's Columbian exhibition of 1893; 4. Douglas Tilden's mechanics fountain; 5. The Constantin Meunier exhibition; 6. American genre sculpture in the progressive era; 7. Capitalism, communism, and the politics of sculpture, 1917 to 1935; 8. The Samuel Gompers Memorial.

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