9780300069983-0300069987-Reading American Art

Reading American Art

ISBN-13: 9780300069983
ISBN-10: 0300069987
Edition: F Second Printing Used
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 480 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300069983
ISBN-10: 0300069987
Edition: F Second Printing Used
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Paperback 480 pages

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This anthology brings together twenty outstanding works of recent scholarship on the history of the visual arts in the United States from the colonial period to 1945. The selected essays―all written within the past two decades―reflect the interdisciplinary character of current art historiography in America and the variety of approaches that contribute to the dynamism in the field. The authors take up diverse subjects―from colonial portraits to nineteenth-century sculptures of women to photographic images of New York―and invite those with a general knowledge of the history of American art to think more deeply about art and culture.

Employing many interpretive methodologies, including iconology, social history, structuralism, psychobiography, and feminist theory, the contributors to this volume combine close analysis of specific art objects or groups of objects with discussion of how these works of art operated within their cultural contexts. The authors consider the works of such artists as John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock as they assess how paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs have carried meaning within American society. And they investigate how the conceptualization, production, and presentation of works of art both inform and are informed by prevailing attitudes toward the role of the arts and the artist in American culture.

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