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John Rogers : American stories

Author: John RogersKimberly OrcuttMichael Roy ClapperPalmer Museum of Art (Pennsylvania State University)Dixon Gallery and Gardens.All authors
Publisher: New York : New-York Historical Society ; London : Philip Wilson Publishers : Distributed in North America by Palgrave Macmillan, ©2010.
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John Rogers (1829-1904) is arguably the most popular American sculptor ever, selling over 80,000 small plasters, known as 'Rogers Groups' over the course of a career that spanned the late nineteenth century. Rogers himself said, 'I want each group to tell a story', and these narrative sculptures carried on a deeply rooted popular American genre tradition that was established in the antebellum period by painters such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Rogers; John Rogers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Rogers; Kimberly Orcutt; Michael Roy Clapper; Palmer Museum of Art (Pennsylvania State University); Dixon Gallery and Gardens.; New-York Historical Society.
ISBN: 0856676896 9780856676895
OCLC Number: 690108343
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at The Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, Feb. 22-May 15, 2011; Dixon Gallery and Gardens, June 19-Oct. 9, 2011; and New-York Historical Society, Oct. 19, 2012-Feb. 17, 2013.
Description: 243 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Sculpture for a mass market / Michael Leja --
Looking at Rogers Groups / Michael Clapper --
Neoclassicism and the artist's ideal / Kimberly Orcutt --
John Rogers, the Civil War and "the subtle question of the hour" / Kirk Savage --
John Rogers, Lilly Martin Spencer and the culture of sentimentality / Melissa Dabakis --
Read, look, listen : literary motives in John Rogers' America / Leo G. Mazow --
Folio of genre groups --
A union of art and industry : how Rogers Groups were made / Thayer Tolles --
Selling the John Rogers brands / Kimberly Orcutt --
John Rogers takes his place in the parlor / David Jaffee --
The rise and fall --
and rise --
of John Rogers / Kimberly Orcutt --
John Rogers' monochromes : a conservation studio's practical approach / Erin Toomey, Jessica Fracassini and Leslie Ransick Gat.
Other Titles: American stories
John Rodgers, New York
Responsibility: edited by Kimberly Orcutt ; contributions by Michael Clapper [and others].

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John Rogers (1829-1904) is arguably the most popular American sculptor ever, selling over 80,000 small plasters, known as 'Rogers Groups' over the course of a career that spanned the late nineteenth  Read more...

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