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Haunted visions : spiritualism and American art

Author: Charles Colbert
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2011.
Series: Arts and intellectual life in modern America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Spiritualism emerged in western New York in 1848 and soon achieved a wide following due to its claim that the living could commune with the dead. In Haunted Visions: Spiritualism and American Art, Charles Colbert focuses on the ways Spiritualism imbued the making and viewing of art with religious meaning and, in doing so, draws fascinating connections between art and faith in the Victorian age. Examining the work of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Colbert
ISBN: 9780812243253 0812243250
OCLC Number: 696092176
Description: ix, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The history and teachings of spiritualism --
Who speaks for the dead? --
Reenchanting America --
Revelations by daylight --
Ghostly gloamings --
Land of promise --
Romantic conjurations --
The critic as psychic --
Lessons in clairvoyance --
Postscript.
Series Title: Arts and intellectual life in modern America.
Responsibility: Charles Colbert.

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Examining the work of well-known American artists such as James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Frederic Remington, and Mary Cassatt, Charles Colbert demonstrates that Spiritualism played a critical role in  Read more...

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