RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 52375154 LA English T1 George Inness and the visionary landscape A1 Bell, Adrienne Baxter., Inness, George,, National Academy of Design (U.S.), San Diego Museum of Art., PB National Academy of Design : G. Braziller PP New York YR 2003 SN 0807615250 9780807615256 1887149112 9781887149112 1887149139 9781887149136 0807615773 9780807615775 AB "George Inness and the Visionary Landscape includes forty color reproductions of Inness's most important paintings and presents both a chronological overview of Inness's life and a more focused treatment of the artist's main philosophical and religious preoccupations. Central to his thinking were the writings of the Swedish scientist-turned-visionary Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), who influenced many of Inness's contemporaries, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Walt Whitman. George Inness also suggests resonances between the artist's visionary landscapes and the concurrent efforts, on the part of the psychologist-philosopher William James (1842-1910), to validate the existence of mystical states of mind. It shows Inness to have anticipated many of the most important tenets of modernism, an achievement that continues to inspire contemporary audiences."--BOOK JACKET.