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Painting religion in public : John Singer Sargent's Triumph of religion at the Boston Public Library

Author: Sally M Promey; Boston Public Library.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deftly interprets the imagery of John Singer Sargent's religious paintings at the Boston Public Library in the context of diverse social, religious, and cultural currents in America.
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Named Person: John Singer Sargent; John Singer Sargent; John Singer Sargent
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally M Promey; Boston Public Library.
ISBN: 0691015651 9780691015651
OCLC Number: 40693786
Description: x, 365 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: Painting Religion in Public --
The Subjectivity of Modern Religion --
Ritual Performances --
Cultural Selections --
Education for Democracy --
The Synagogue Controversy --
Synagogue, Church, and the Self Concealed --
The Many Publics of Sargent's Prophets --
Epilogue: Representing Religious Pluralism in Public.
Responsibility: Sally M. Promey.
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John Singer Sargent devoted many years at the height of his career to the Triumph of Religion, at the Boston Public Library. This text focuses on the work Sargent hoped to make his masterpiece.  Read more...

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"By addressing the importance of the visual, Promey's book makes a valuable contribution to an aspect of religion that is often neglected. Promey's integration of American history, art history, Read more...

 
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