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American genre painting : the politics of everyday life

Author: Elizabeth Johns
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American genre painting flourished in the 30 years before the Civil War and far from reflecting Jacksonian optimism and faith in the common man, Johns argues that these paintings had a social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Art
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Johns
ISBN: 0300050194 9780300050196 0300057547 9780300057546
OCLC Number: 23213978
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 1991.
Description: xvi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Ordering the body politic; an image of pure Yankeeism; from the outer verge of our civilization; standing outside the door; full of home love and simplicity; the washed, the unwashed and the unterrified; inspired from the higher classes.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Johns.

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