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American Art : History and Culture

ISBN-10: 0810919427
ISBN-13: 9780810919426
Edition: N/A
Authors: Wayne Craven
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Description: 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  More...

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Publisher: Abrams , Incorporated, Harry N.
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 6.380
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.

Prefacep. 13
Acknowledgmentsp. 14
Colonial America
The New World and New Spainp. 16
Architecture and Decorative Arts: Virginia, New England, and New Netherland in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 28
Painting and Sculpture: The Seventeenth Centuryp. 42
Architecture and Decorative Arts: 1700-50p. 52
Painting and Sculpture: 1700-50p. 68
Architecture and Decorative Arts: 1750-76p. 79
Painting: After 1750p. 94
The Federal Period
Architecture: 1785-1830p. 110
Decorative Arts: 1785-1830p. 128
Painting: The Tradition of the Grand Manner, 1785-1830p. 135
Painting: Still Life, Genre, Landscape, and Natural History, 1785-1830p. 153
Sculpture: 1785-1830p. 163
The Romantic Period
Architecture: The Age of Romanticism and Eclecticism, 1825-70p. 172
The Decorative Arts: The Age of Romanticism and Eclecticism, 1800-70p. 190
Painting: Landscape, 1825-70p. 198
Painting: Genre, Narrative, Still Life, and Portraiture, 1825-70p. 221
Photography: The Early Years, 1839-70p. 237
Sculpture: Neoclassicism and Naturalism, 1825-70p. 248
Folk Art: A Special Mode of Visionp. 261
The American Renaissance
Architecture: The Age of Capitalism, Imperialism, and High Society, 1870-1900p. 280
Toward Modern Architecture: New Technologies and the Advent of the Skyscraper, 1850-1900p. 302
The Artful Interior: Cosmopolitanism, the Aesthetic Movement, and the American Home, 1870-1900p. 314
Painting: The Naturalistic Tradition and Cosmopolitanism, 1870-1900p. 329
Painting: American Impressionism, American Renaissance, and Trompe l'Oeil Realismp. 349
Photography: 1870-1900p. 367
Sculpture: From the American Renaissance to the Western Frontier, 1870-1900p. 377
The Early Modern Period
Architecture: The First Generation of Modernism, 1900-40p. 392
Decorative Arts and Interiors: The Age of the Machine and Streamlining, 1900-40p. 412
Painting: Realism and Regionalism, 1900-40p. 422
Painting: The Modern Mode, 1900-40p. 444
Photography: Aesthetic Maturity, 1900-40p. 468
Sculpture: Tradition, Diversity, and Anarchy, 1900-40p. 483
Postwar Modern, Postmodern Art
Architecture: The International Style and the "Glass Box," 1940 to the Presentp. 500
Architecture: Diversity and Reaction, 1940 to the Presentp. 515
Design in America: Modern and Postmodern, 1940 to the Presentp. 529
Painting: The African-American Experience, Social Realism, and Abstraction, 1940 to the Presentp. 543
Painting: Hardedge Colorfield, Pop Art, and Realism, 1940 to the Presentp. 566
Sculpture: Old Traditions and New Directions, 1940 to the Presentp. 585
Sculpture: Feminism, Found Objects, Pop, Minimalism, and Realism, 1940 to the Presentp. 595
Photography: 1940 to the Presentp. 620
Glossaryp. 641
Bibliographyp. 646
Notesp. 664
Picture Creditsp. 666
Indexp. 672
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