Seeing High and Low Representing Social Conflict in American Visual Culture
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Description: This cutting-edge volume presents a sweeping view of the evolution of visual culture in the United States through fifteen absorbing case studies by top scholars of American art that explore visual culture's engagement with social controversy. Written especially for this work in lively and accessible language, the essays illuminate what visual forms--including traditional crafts, sculpture, painting and graphic arts, even domestic and museum interiors--can tell us about social conditions, how visual culture has contributed to social values, and how concepts of high and low art have developed. The only work on visual culture to span American history from the early republic to the present and to delve into issues from ethnicity to geography,Seeing High and Lowallows readers to follow the evolution of concepts of "high" and "low" art as well as to gain new insight into American history. Arranged roughly chronologically, these generously illustrated essays explore topics including the formative role of visual images in the process of class stratification in the Early Republic; the contribution of media images and paintings to debates on environmental crises, race relations, and urbanization in the late nineteenth century; and the difficulties of engaging with social issues while employing a modernist vocabulary.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/14/2006
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Educating for Distinction? Art, Hierarchy, and Charles Willson Peale's Staircase Group|
|Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre: Social Tensions in an Ideal World|
|Cartoons in Color: David Gilmour Blythe's Very Uncivil War|
|"Ain't I a Woman?": Anne Whitney, Edmonia Lewis, and the Iconography of Emancipation|
|Cultural Racism: Resistance and Accommodation in the Civil War Art of|
|Custer's Last Stand: High-Low on Old and New Frontiers|
|Reenvisioning "This Well-Wooded Land"|
|At Home with Mona Lisa: Consumers and Commercial Visual Culture, 1880-1920|
|Gustav Stickley's Designs for the Home: An Activist Aesthetic for the Upwardly Mobile|
|Handicraft, Native American Art, and Modern Indian Identity|
|Alone on the Sidewalks of New York: Alfred Stieglitz's Photography, 1892-1913|
|The Colors of Modernism: Georgia O'Keeffe, Cheney Brothers, and the Relationship between Art and Industry in the 1920s|
|The Invisibility of Race in Modernist Representation: Marsden Hartley's North Atlantic Folk|
|Caricaturing the Gringo Tourist: Diego Rivera's Folkloric and Touristic Mexico and Miguel Covarrubias's Sunday Afternoon in Xochimilco|
|The Norman Rockwell Museum and the Representation of Social Conflict|
|List of Illustrations|