RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 262694289 LA English T1 Thomas Eakins and the cultures of modernity A1 Braddock, Alan C.,, PB University of California Press PP Berkeley, Calif. YR 2009 SN 9780520255203 0520255208 AB "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 Eakins a lifelong engagement with aesthetic and social currents that extended well beyond his native city of Philadelphia, indicating the persistence of a worldly sensibility long after he had concluded his formative studies in Europe during the 1860s. Braddock shows how Eakins developed a localized cosmopolitanism all his own, based in Philadelphia but tapped into a global field of visual production."--BOOK JACKET.