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Inventing the Modern Artist Art and Culture in Gilded Age America

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ISBN-10: 0300078595

ISBN-13: 9780300078596

Edition: 1999

Authors: Sarah Burns

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Sarah Burns tells the story of artists in American society during a period of critical transition from Victorian to modern values, examining how culture shaped artists and how artists shaped their culture.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Introduction: Templates for Modernity
The Traffic in Images
Finding the "Real" American Artist
The Artist in the Age of Surfaces: The Culture of Display and the Taint of Trade
Sickness and Health
Fighting Infection: Aestheticism, Degeneration, and the Regulation of Artistic Masculinity
Painting as Rest Cure
Gender on the Market
Outselling the Feminine
Being Big: Winslow Homer and the American Business Spirit
The Artist in the Realm of Spectacle
Performing the Self
Performing Bohemia
Oculus Populi
Dabble, Daub, and Dauber: Cartoons and Artistic Identity
Populist versus Plutocratic Aesthetics