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Picturing a nation : art and social change in nineteenth-century America

Author: David M Lubin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1994.
Series: Yale publications in the history of art.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Art historian David Lubin examines the work of six nineteenth-century American artists to show how their paintings both embraced and resisted dominant social values. Lubin argues that artists such as George Bingham and Lily Martin Spencer were aware of the underlying social conflicts of their time and that their work reflected the nation's ambivalence toward domesticity, its conflicting ideas about child rearing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Lubin
ISBN: 0300057326 9780300057324 9780300066371 0300066376
OCLC Number: 27974828
Description: xvii, 364 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: The politics of method --
Labyrinths of meaning in Vanderlyn's Ariadne --
Bingham's Boone --
Reconstructing Duncanson --
Lilly Martin Spencer's domestic genre painting in antebellum America --
Guys and dolls : framing femininity in post-Civil War America --
Masculinity, nostalgia, and the trompe l'oeil still-life paintings of William Harnett.
Series Title: Yale publications in the history of art.
Responsibility: David M. Lubin.

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Art historian David Lubin examines the work of six nineteenth-century American artists to show how their paintings both embraced and resisted dominant social values. Lubin argues that artists such as George Bingham and Lily Martin Spencer were aware of the underlying social conflicts of their time and that their work reflected the nation's ambivalence toward domesticity, its conflicting ideas about child rearing, its racial disharmony, and many other issues central to the formation of modern America.--From publisher description.

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