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The West as America : reinterpreting images of the frontier, 1820-1920

Author: William H Truettner; Nancy K Anderson; National Museum of American Art (U.S.); Denver Art Museum.; St. Louis Art Museum.
Publisher: Washington : Published for the National Museum of American Art by the Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
West as America.
Washington : Published for the National Museum of American Art by the Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)643904431
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William H Truettner; Nancy K Anderson; National Museum of American Art (U.S.); Denver Art Museum.; St. Louis Art Museum.
ISBN: 1560980230 9781560980230 1560980249 9781560980247
OCLC Number: 22003579
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... organized by the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and shown at [the] National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., March 15-July 7, 1991, the Denver Art Museum, August 3-October 13, 1991, the Saint Louis Art Museum, November 9, 1991-January 12, 1992"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 389 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: An overview of westward expansion / Howard R. Lamar --
Ideology and image : justifying westward expansion / William H. Truettner --
Prelude to expansion : repainting the past / William H. Truettner --
Picturing progress in the era of westward expansion / Patricia Hills --
Inventing "the Indian" / Julie Schimmel --
Settlement and development : claiming the West / Elizabeth Johns --
"The kiss of enterprise" --
The western landscape as symbol and resource / Nancy K. Anderson --
"Doing the 'Old America'" : the image of the American West, 1880-1920 / Alex Nemerov.
Responsibility: edited by William H. Truettner ; with contributions by Nancy K. Anderson [and others].

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