RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 56682751 LA English T1 Marsden Hartley : race, region, and nation A1 Cassidy, Donna., PB University Press of New England PP Hanover, NH YR 2005 SN 1584654465 9781584654469 AB "At the vanguard of renewed interest in Maine's influential early modernist Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), author Donna M. Cassidy appraises the contemporary social, political, and economic realities that shaped Hartley's landmark later art. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Hartley strove to represent the distinctive subjects of his native region - the North Atlantic folk, the Maine coast, and Mount Katahdin - producing work that demands an interpretive approach beyond art history's customary biographical, stylistic, and thematic methodologies." "In Marsden Hartley, Cassidy, sensitive to the psychological and gender analysis traditionally central to interpretations of Hartley, becomes the first scholar to reassess his late work in light of contemporary American perceptions of race, ethnicity, place, and history. This new book resonates not only as a seminal Hartley study and a complex art and cultural history, but as an example of applied early twentieth-century American intellectual history informed by an impressive command of primary and secondary interdisciplinary literature. Numerous rich illustrations, as well as transcriptions of several key essays by Hartley - some never before published, including "This Country of Maine" (1937-38) - round out this revolutionary treatment."--Jacket.