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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, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2001, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A brilliant painter of society portraits, John Singer Sargent devoted many years at the height of his career to a project of an entirely different order: an ambitious, multi-media decoration titled  Read more...

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Named Person: John Singer Sargent
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally M Promey; Boston Public Library.
ISBN: 0691089507 9780691089508
OCLC Number: 49192275
Awards: Winner of American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Historical Studies 2000
Description: x, 365 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS viii INTRODUCTION PAINTING RELIGION IN PUBLIC 2 CHAPTER 1 THE SUBJECTIVITY OF MODERN RELIGION 10 CHAPTER 2 RITUAL PERFORMANCES 62 CHAPTER 3 CULTURAL SELECTIONS 104 CHAPTER 4 EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY 144 CHAPTER 5 THE SYNAGOGUE CONTROVERSY 174 CHAPTER 6 SYNAGOGUE, CHURCH, AND THE SELF CONCEALED 226 CHAPTER 7 THE MANY PUBLICS OF SARGENT'S PROPHETS 272 EPIL0GUE REPRESENTING RELIGIOUS PLURALISM IN PUBLIC 306 ABBREVIATI0NS 317 N0TES 318 SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 349 INDEX 356
Responsibility: Sally M. Promey.

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