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Seeing high & low : representing social conflict in American visual culture

Author: Patricia A Johnston
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Seeing High & Low' offers a sweeping view of the evolution of visual culture in the US. Case studies explore the engagement of visual culture with social controversy, including how the concepts of 'high' and 'low' art have developed.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia A Johnston
ISBN: 0520241878 9780520241879 0520241886 9780520241886
OCLC Number: 61362718
Notes: "An Ahmansona-Murphy fine arts book"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: vii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Educating for distinction? Art, hierarchy, and Charles Willson Peale's Staircase group / David Steinberg --
Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre: social tensions in an ideal world / Patricia Johnston --
Cartoons in color: David Gilmour Blythe's very uncivil war / Sarah Burns --
"Ain't I a woman?": Anne Whitney, Edmonia Lewis, and the iconography of emancipation / Melissa Dabakis --
Cultural racism: resistance and accommodation in the Civil War art of Eastman Johnson and Thomas Nast / Patricia Hills --
Custer's last stand: high-low on old and new frontiers / Patricia M. Burnham --
Reenvisioning "This well-wooded land" / Janice Simon --
At home with Mona Lisa: consumers and commercial visual culture, 1880-1920 / Katharine Martinez --
Gustav Stickley's designs for the home: an activist aesthetic for the upwardly mobile / Arlette Klaric --
Handicraft, Native American art, and modern Indian identity / Elizabeth Hutchinson --
Alone on the sidewalks of New York: Alfred Stieglitz's photography, 1892-1913 / Joanne Lukitsh --
The colors of modernism: Georgia O'Keeffe, Cheney brothers, and the relationship between art and industry in the 1920s / Regina Lee Blaszczyk --
The invisibility of race in modernist representation: Marsden Hartley's North Atlantic folk / Donna M. Cassidy --
Caricaturing the Gringo tourist: Diego Rivera's Folkloric and touristic Mexico and Miguel Covarrubias's Sunday afternoon in Xochimilco / Jeffrey Belnap --
The Norman Rockwell Museum and the representation of social conflict / Alan Wallach.
Other Titles: Seeing high and low
Responsibility: edited by Patricia Johnston.
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