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Nature and Culture American Landscape and Painting, 1825-1875

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ISBN-10: 019510188X

ISBN-13: 9780195101881

Edition: 2nd 1995 (Revised)

Authors: Barbara Novak

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In this richly illustrated volume, Barbara Novak explains that for fifty extraordinary years, American society bestowed in the idea of Nature its most cherished ideals. Between 1825 and 1875 all kinds of Americans--artists, writers, scientists, as well as everyday citizens--believed that God in Nature could resolve human contradictions, and that nature itself confirmed the American destiny. During these years Nature, God, and Man converged to become a trinity, and it was through the landscape painters, the leaders of this intellectual movement, that the nation was reminded of divine benevolence "by keeping before their eyes the mountains, trees, forests, and lakes." Using diaries and…    
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 476
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Introduction: The Nationalist Garden and the Holy Book
Grand Opera and the Still Small Voice
Sound and Silence: Changing Concepts of the Sublime
The Geological Timetable: Rocks
The Meteorological Vision: Clouds
The Organic Foreground: Plants
The Primal Vision: Expeditions
Man's Traces: Axe, Train, Figure
Arcady Revisited: Americans in Italy
America and Europe: Influence and Affinity
Selected Bibliography
List of Illustrations