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Visualizing labor in American sculpture : monuments, manliness, and the work ethic, 1880-1935

Author: Melissa Dabakis
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge studies in American visual culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of American sculpture with themes of labour and manliness.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Dabakis
ISBN: 0521461472 9780521461474
OCLC Number: 40073979
Description: xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: From craftsman to operative: the work ethic ideology and American art --
Martyrs and monuments: The Haymarket affair --
The spectacle of labor: the world's Columbian Exposition of 1893 --
The erotics of the laboring body: Douglas Tilden's Mechanics Fountain --
A museological tribute to the work ethic: the Constantin Meunier Exhibition --
The stoker, the ragpicker, and the striker: American genre sculpture in the Progressive Era --
Icons of labor: capitalism, communism, and the politics of sculpture, 1917 to 1935 --
Conclusion: organized labor and the politics of representation: The Samuel Gompers Memorial.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American visual culture.
Responsibility: Melissa Dabakis.

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"Dabakis' study illuminates the contributions of both public monuments and genre sculptures to contemporary understandings of the value of labor. It is important and innovative in its insistence Read more...

 
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