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A keener perception : ecocritical studies in American art history

Author: Alan C Braddock; Christoph Irmscher
Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. University of Alabama Press ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a series of case studies on topics ranging from John White's watercolors of the Carolina landscape executed during Sir Walter Raleigh's 1585 Roanoke expedition to photographs by environmental  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan C Braddock; Christoph Irmscher
ISBN: 081731668X 0817355510 9780817316686 9780817355517
OCLC Number: 845498655
Description: XVI, 298 S Ill 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Alan C. Braddock and Christoph Irmscher --
Filling the field : the Roanoke images of John White and Theodor de Bry / Timothy Sweet --
Vivification and the early art of William Bartram / Thomas Hallock --
Wonderful entanglements : Louis Agassiz, Antoine Sonrel, and the challenge of the Medusa / Christoph Irmscher --
The fate of wilderness in American landscape art : the dilemmas of "Nature's nation" / Angela L. Miller --
They might be giants : Galen Clark, Carleton Watkins, and the big tree / Elizabeth Hutchinson --
Bodies of water : Thomas Eakins, racial ecology, and the limits of civic realism / Alan C. Braddock --
Pastoral and antipastoral in Aaron Douglas's Aspects of Negro life / Jeffrey Myers --
Alexandre Hogue's passion : ecology and agribusiness in The crucified land / Mark Andrew White --
The sumptuary ecology of Buckminster Fuller's designs / Jonathan Massey --
"Every corner is alive" : Eliot Porter as an environmentalist and artist / Rebecca Solnit --
Alberta Thomas, Navajo pictorial arts, and ecocrisis in Dinétah / Janet Catherine Berlo --
Reframing the last frontier : Subhankar Banerjee and the visual politics of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge / Finis Dunaway.
Responsibility: ed. by Alan C. Braddock and Christoph Irmscher

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The introduction and twelve essays in this strong volume consider intriguing instances of American art that span more than four centuries. . . . Every essay here is both interesting and a pleasure to Read more...

 
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