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American Art History and Culture

ISBN-10: 0072823291
ISBN-13: 9780072823295
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
Authors: Wayne Craven
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Book details

List price: $167.67
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 11/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.818
Language: English

American Art: History and Culture is a thorough and engaging chronology of American art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, photography, folk art, and graphic arts. Wayne Craven presents art and artists within the context of their times, including insights into the intellectual, spiritual, and political environment. Along the way Craven charts the growth of a distinctly American art culture. The resulting book is as much a history of American culture as of American art.

Wayne Craven is the H. F. du Pont Winterthur Professor of Art History, Emeritus, at the University of Delaware. He is the author of several books, including American Art: History and Culture, Colonial American Portraiture, and Sculpture in America.

Colonial America
The New World and New Spain
Architecture and Decorative Arts: Virginia, New England, and New Netherland in the Seventeenth Century
Painting and Sculpture: The Seventeenth Century
Architecture and Decorative Arts: 1700-1750
Painting and Sculpture: 1700-1750
Architecture and Decorative Arts: 1750-1776
Painting: after 1750
The Federal Period
Architecture: 1785-1830
Decorative Arts: 1785-1830
Painting: The Tradition of the Grand Manner, 1785-1830
Painting: Still Life, Genre, Landscape, and Natural History, 1785-1830
Sculpture: 1795-1830
The Romantic Period
Architecture: The Age of Romanticism and Eclecticism, 1825-1870
The Decorative Arts: The Age of Romanticism and Eclecticism, 1800-1870
Painting: Landscape, 1825-1870
Painting: Genre, Narrative, Still Life, and Portraiture, 1825-70
Photography: The Early Years, 1839-1870
Sculpture: Neoclassicism and Naturalism, 1825-1870
Folk Art: A Special Mode of Vision
The American Renaissance
Architecture: The Age of Capitalism, Imperialism, and High Society, 1870-1900
Towards Modern Architecture: New Technologies and the Advent of the Skyscraper ,1850-1900
The Artful Interior: Cosmopolitanism, The Aesthetic Movement, and the American Home, 1870- 1900
Painting: The Naturalistic Tradition and Cosmopolitanism, 1870-1900
Painting: American Impressionism, American Renaissance, and Trompe L'Oeil Realism
Photography, 1870-1900
Sculpture: From the American Renaissance to the Western Frontier, 1870-1900
Early Modern Period
Architecture: The First Generation of Modernism, 1900-1940
Decorative Arts and Interiors: The Age of the Machine and Streamlining, 1900-1940
Painting: Realism and Regionalism, 1900-1940
Painting: The Modern Mode, 1900-1940
Photography: Aesthetic Maturity, 1900-1940
Sculpture: Tradition, Diversity, and Anarchy, 1900-1940
Postwar Modern, Postmodern Art
Architecture: The International Style and the "Glass Box," 1940 to the Present
Architecture: Diversity and Reaction, 1940 to the Present
Design in America: Modern and Postmodern, 1940 to the Present
Painting: The African-American Experience, Social Realism, and Abstraction, 1940 to the Present
Painting: Hardedge Colorfield, Pop Art, and Realism, 1940 to the Present
Sculpture: Old Traditions and New Directions, 1940 to the Present
Sculpture: Feminism, Found Objects, Pop. Minimalism, and Realism, 1940 to the Present
Photography: 1940 to the Present
Glossary
Bibliography
Notes
Picture Credits
Index

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