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Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness : American art from the Yale University art gallery

Author: David G McCullough; Jon Butler; Helen A Cooper; Yale University. Art Gallery.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Art Gallery in association with Yale University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Distinguished scholars shed new light on American history by examining some of the most familiar and revered objects in American art - paintings by John Trumbull, Charles Willson Peale, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Frederic Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Winslow Homer; silver by Paul Revere and Tiffany & Co.; furniture by Alexander Roux and Henry Connelly; and photographs by William Henry Jackson and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
History
Ausstellung
Louisville (Ky., 2008)
Exhibitions
utställningar
In art Exhibitions
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G McCullough; Jon Butler; Helen A Cooper; Yale University. Art Gallery.
ISBN: 9780300122893 0300122896 9780894679667 089467966X
OCLC Number: 86172839
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Yale University Art Gallery and other venues.
Description: xv, 368 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 x 31 cm
Contents: An introduction / David McCullough --
American art history: the development of a discipline / Jules David Prown --
Section I: Expressions of heritage. The artistic creation of American heritage / Jon Butler ; Catalogue entries: Religious diversity, Converging cultures --
Section II: Citizenship and democracy. America coming of age / Joanne B. Freeman ; Catalogue entries: The making of a nation, Class, race, and conflict --
Section III: Cultural and material aspirations. A changing America and the emergence of a modern democratic nation / Howard R. Lamar ; Catalogue entries: Ambition and display, Education and discovery, Changing landscape and the rise of industry, Transportation and moving west, The gilded age.
Responsibility: introduction by David McCullough ; essays by Jon Butler [and others] ; exhibition and catalogue organized by Helen A. Cooper [and others].
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The American experience, from its colonial beginnings to the modern age, has captured the imagination of all Americans, including its artists. This book explores works from the collections of  Read more...

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