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Winslow Homer : the nature of observation

Author: Elizabeth Johns
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, ©2002.
Series: Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With its close analysis of both Homer's art and the personal challenges the artist faced during his life, Winslow Homer: The Nature of Observation is the most comprehensive study to date of the relation between Homer's work and the psychological stages of his life. Elizabeth Johns, using theories advanced by Erik Erikson and Daniel Levinson, looks at Homer's evolution as a painter and a person experiencing the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer; Winslow Homer
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Johns
ISBN: 0520227255 9780520227255
OCLC Number: 48507977
Notes: "Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint."
Description: xxiv, 202 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Nature of Observation --
1. The Artist as a Young Man --
2. The Search for a Subject, the Search for a Career --
3. The Nature of Midlife --
4. "The Life That I Have Chosen"
Series Title: Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Johns.
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