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Thomas Eakins and the cultures of modernity

Author: Alan C Braddock
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thomas Eakins and the Cultures of Modernity is the first book to situate Philadelphia's greatest realist painter in relation to the historical discourse of cultural difference. In this study Alan C. Braddock reveals that modern anthropological perceptions of "culture," which many art historians attribute to Eakins, did not become current until after the artist's death in 1916. Braddock finds in the work of Thomas  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Braddock, Alan C., 1961-
Thomas Eakins and the cultures of modernity.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2009
(OCoLC)609911646
Named Person: Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins; Thomas Eakins
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan C Braddock
ISBN: 9780520255203 0520255208
OCLC Number: 262694289
Notes: "Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint"--Prelim. p.
Description: x, 291 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction: "This current confusion" : Thomas Eakins before cultures --
"Amongst strangers" : studies in character abroad --
"What kind of people are there" : local color, cosmopolitanism, and the limits of civic realism --
"To learn their ways that I might paint some" : cowboys, Indians, and evolutionary aesthetics --
Coda: "Distinctly American art" : Thomas Eakins, national genius --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
List of illustrations --
Index.
Responsibility: Alan C. Braddock.

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