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The West of the Imagination / Edition 2

The West of the Imagination / Edition 2

by William H. Goetzmann, William N. Goetzmann
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For many people, “western art” immediately conjures images by Frederic Remington or Georgia O’Keeffe—but there’s so much more. From early explorers’ first sketches of the Rockies to the modern earth sculptures of Michael Heizer, images of the American West are as multifaceted as its cultures. This remarkable book embraces them all.

A landmark overview of western American art, the original edition of The West of the Imagination brought the region to wide public attention as a companion to a popular PBS series of the same name. This book, significantly expanded and updated, shows that the West is a vibrant mirror of American cultural diversity. Through 450 illustrations—more than 300 in color—the authors trace the visual evolution of the myth of the American West, from unknown frontier to repository of American values, covering popular and high arts alike.

An unrivaled survey, The West of the Imagination is an immensely informative and pleasurable volume for anyone with an interest in the region’s creative legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806135335
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

William H. Goetzmann is a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian who has authored and edited more than a dozen volumes. Before his retirement he was the Jack S. Blanton Chair in American Studies and History at the University of Texas, Austin.

William N. Goetzmann is Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and Director of the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management. A former museum director, he has published scores of articles on finance, real estate, and the economics of art.

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