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American Art A Cultural History

ISBN-10: 013145580X
ISBN-13: 9780131455801
Edition: 2nd 2005
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Description: Drawing upon socioeconomic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, this book explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture within the United States--from the  More...

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Book details

List price: $186.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/13/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.136
Language: English

Drawing upon socioeconomic and political studies as well as histories of religion, science, literature, and popular culture, this book explores the diverse, conflicted history of American art and architecture within the United States--from the European voyages of discovery and colonial conquest to the present dawn of the new millennium.

Introduction
The Invention and Mapping of America 1492-1760
The First Americans
Native American Mapping
Diversity of Housing Types: The Wigwam and Algonquin Village Life
Southwestern Pueblo Architecture
Earthworks and Burial Mounds
America and the European Imagination
Colonial Portraits of Native Americans and Anglo-French Rivalry
White Colonists as Native Americans
Religious Rituals and the Visual Arts in Colonial America 1620-1760
Colonial Alternatives to Christianity
African-American Religion and the Visual Arts
Colonial Magic and the Christian Response
Catholic Art in Spanish America
The Mission Church of San Estevan
Native American Resistance and the Christian Reconquest
El Santo Entierro and Hispanic-Catholic Ritual
Moravian Missions and the Depiction of the Crucified Christ
Protestant Iconoclasm and the Private Display of Biblical Art
The Colonial Landscape Made Sacred: Anglo-American Churches and Meetinghouses
God's Word in New England Portraits
Colonial Gravestones: Emblems of Morality
Jewish-Christian Collaboration: Touro Synagogue
Art and the Consumer Revolution in Colonial America 1700-75
Aristocratic Aspirations of Wealthy Colonists
Social Clubs as Vehicles for Self-Cultivation
Freemasonry and the Visual Education of the American Public
Domestic Architecture as a Moral Force
Political Portraiture: Colonial Governors as Pillars of State
John Simbert and the Portraitist as Man of Learning
Portraiture and Middle-Class Social Aspirations
John Singleton Copley and the Sanctification of the Consumer Revolution
Revolutionary Icons and the Representation of Republican Virtue 1765-1825
Propaganda in the Pre-Revolutionary War Era
Republican Motherhood: Women as Symbols in the Revolutionary Era
Patience Wright and the Personification of Liberty
Classical Austerity and Republican Virtue: the Founding Fathers
The All-Seeing Eye: Freemasonry and Symbolism in the Early Republic
History Painting in the Pre-Revolutionary and Revolutionary Eras
Benjamin West and the Revolution in History Painting
John Singleton Copley: Images of Revolution and Independence
Fraternal Friendship in the Work of John Trumbull
George Washington and Republican Citizenship
Educating the Public and Selling Art: Problems in Public and Private Exhibitions
Rembrandt Peale: Images of Female Sexuality and Moral Reform
John Vanderlyn and the Moral Ambiguity of Early Nineteenth-Century History Painting
Washington Allston and Biblical Painting
Charles Robert Leslie and Samuel Morse: The Symbolism of Color and Light
National Identity and Private Interests in Antebellum America 1825-65
Historical Styles and Functional Architecture
Economic Modernization and the Arts
Rochester, New York, as a Boom Town
Greek-Revival Architecture and the Southern Plantation Economy
Architecture and Suburban Space
Phrenology and the Octagon
The Rural Cemetery Movement and the Arts
The National Academy of Design and the Art Market
Catholic Icons and Hispanic Resistance to U.S. Culture
Artists and Domestic Virtue
Landscape Painting and National Identity
Thomas Cole
Artists and Imperial Expansion
George Caleb Bingham
Visions of Millennial Progress and Religious Conflict
Transcendentalism, Spiritualism, and American Art
Frederic Church
Abolitionist and Feminist Art
Photography and the Democratization of Art
Art and Commerce in the Gilded Age 1865-1905
Commercialization and the Uninterrupted Progress of Art
Economic Modernization and the Appropriation of European Architecture
Images of Renewal and the Family in the Aftermath of War
Science, Capitalism, and Masculine Identity
Thomas Eakins's Circle and the Human Figure
War Memorials and the Heroic White Male
Henry Ossawa Tanner and the Expression of African-American Creativity
Cosmopolitanism and the Lure of French Art
The Society of American Artists: Art as Religion
Whistler and the Triumph of Aestheticism
Modernist Art and Politics 1905-41
Modernization and Architecture as Imperial Symbols
New York Realists and Modern Urban Life
The Modernist Turn from Realism
Alfred Stieglitz, Photography, and the 291 Gallery
The Influence of Futurism
Modernism and Political Radicalism
Modernist Art and World War I
Synchromism
Modernism for the Masses
Marcel Duchamp and New York Dada
Romancing the Machine in Art and Architecture
Fordism
The Aesthetics of the Hole
The Societe Anonyme
Regionalism versus Social Realism
Modernism and the Defense of Democracy
Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Survival of a Critical Vision 1941-2000
Art and Propaganda During World War II
Modernism and Post-war Architecture
American Realism's Darker Visions
Cultural Crisis and the Emergence of Abstract Expressionism
Abstract Expressionism and the Surrealist Unconscious
Abstract Expressionism and Cold War Politics
The Masculine Bias of Abstract Expressionism
Abstract Expressionism and Right-wing Attacks on Modernist Art
Formalist Criticism and the Objectivity of Abstract Art
The Return of Dadaist Dissent: Happenings, Performances, and Readymade Assemblages
Readymade Signs, Minimalist Objects, and Real Space
Pop Art and the Culture of Mass Consumerism
Pop Art and Postmodernist Architecture
Conceptual and Earth Art as Cultural Criticism
Art and the Vietnam War: from Protest to Commemoration
Feminist Art and Politics
Neo-Expressionism and the Revival of Painting
Postmodernist Meditations on Death
Sexual Politics, Family Values, and Contemporary Art
Contemporary Art and Architecture and the Disney Vision
Timeline: Chronology of American Art
Bibliography
Picture credits
Index

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