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Marling, Karal Ann

Works: 105 works in 247 publications in 1 language and 14,981 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Classification  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs  Biography  Conference proceedings  Pictorial works  Popular works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: GT4985.A1, 759.13
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Publications about Karal Ann Marling
Publications by Karal Ann Marling
Most widely held works by Karal Ann Marling
Merry Christmas! : celebrating America's greatest holiday by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,701 libraries worldwide
Describes the outsize spectacle that Christmas has become, showing the provenance and significance of each of its essential parts: the decorated trees and holiday lights, the cards and gifts and wrapping papers, the toy villages and store displays and Macy's holiday parade, Bing Crosby and Santa Claus. Includes information on Dayton department stores' Santabear
As seen on TV : the visual culture of everyday life in the 1950s by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
Looking closely at a number of celebrated instances in which the principles of design dominated the public arena and captivated the popular imagination, Karal Ann Marling gives us a vivid picture of the taste and sensibility of the postwar era
The colossus of roads : myth and symbol along the American highway by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
A rich and lively examination of this curious and pervasive tradition. Karal Ann Marling visits dozens of roadside attractions, viewing them analytically, intellectually, and enthusiastically, tracing each one through folklore and literature. Heavily illustrated, this book takes the reader on the road to examine these treasures and all that they represent
Wall-to-wall America : a cultural history of post-office murals in the Great Depression by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
Iwo Jima : monuments, memories, and the American hero by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
George Washington slept here : colonial revivals and American culture, 1876-1986 by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 839 libraries worldwide
Tom Benton and his drawings : a biographical essay and a collection of his sketches, studies, and mural cartoons by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
Designing Disney's theme parks : the architecture of reassurance by Centre canadien d'architecture( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 750 libraries worldwide
"Uniting a roster of authors chosen from wide-ranging disciplines, this study is the first to examine the influence of Disneyland on both our built environment and our architectural imagination. Tracing the relationship of the Disney parks to their historical forebears, it charts Disneyland's evolution from one man's personal dream to a multinational enterprise, a process in which the Disney "magic" has moved ever closer to the real world. Editor Karal Ann Marling, Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of Minnesota, draws upon her pioneering work in the Disney archives to reconstruct and analyze the intentions and strategies behind the parks. She is joined by Marty Sklar, Vice Chairman and Principal Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, historian Neil Harris, art historian Erika Doss, geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, critic Greil Marcus, and architect Frank Gehry to provide a unique perspective on one of the great post-war American icons."--BOOK JACKET
Norman Rockwell by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) is, without question, the best-loved artist in American history, and yet this is the first book to seriously assess his achievement. It offers penetrating and enlightening readings of many of Rockwell's most popular paintings and promises to be a revelation to both fans and critics alike. In seven chapters, Marling examines the many forces that shaped Rockwell's artistic vision, among them his conception of the calling of the illustrator, his empathy with children, his role in the Colonial Revival of the 1920s and 1930s, his discovery of the narrative power of everyday details, his anxiety over his identity as an artist, and his ambition to create works that would change the world. She uncovers many fresh details about Rockwell, showing, for example, how his friendships with Erik Erikson and Robert Coles in the 1960s influenced his response to the Civil Rights Movement, eliciting paintings such as The Problem We All Live With and New Kids in the Neighborhood that helped to sway public opinion
Between home and heaven : contemporary American landscape photography from the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Collection of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution by National Museum of American Art (U.S.)( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
"From stunning panoramas and majestic bridges to nuclear waste dumpsites, Between Home and Heaven captures the compelling complexity of contemporary landscape photography. Featuring 90 works by 39 artists, along with illustrated essays by three prominent critics, this site helps redefine the nature of the American landscape
Graceland : going home with Elvis by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
Describes what Graceland, the home Elvis Presley built in Memphis, tells about the late singer's life and personality
Designs on the heart : the homemade art of Grandma Moses by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: It is a story that has gone down in the annals of American art history: a New Yorker visiting upstate Hoosick Falls is entranced by four pictures hanging in the window of a drugstore. Investigating further, he learns they are the handiwork of a 78-year-old widow. Thus begins the rise to fame of Grandma Moses-farmwife, painter, and unlikely celebrity. In this book Karal Ann Marling, distinguished observer of American visual culture, looks at Grandma Moses as a cultural phenomenon of the postwar period and explores the meaning of her subject matter-and her astonishing fame. What did the "Greatest Generation" see in her simple renderings of people, young and old, tapping maple trees for syrup, making apple butter, gliding across snowy fields on sleighs? Why did Bob Hope, Irving Berlin, and Harry Truman all love her-and the art czars of New York openly despise her? Through the flood of Moses merchandise-splashed across Christmas cards, dishware, yard goods, and gewgaws of every kind-Marling traces the resonances that these "primitive" images struck in an America awkwardly adjusting to a new era of technology, suburbia, and Cold War tensions. Between the cultural ephemera, folklore, song, and history embedded in Moses' paintings and the potent advertising shorthand for Americana that her images rapidly became, this book reveals the widespread longing for the memories, comforts, and small victories of a mythic, intimate American past tapped by the phenomenon-in art and commerce alike-of Grandma Moses
The Arts and the American home, 1890-1930 ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Between 1890 and 1930, the domestic arts, as well as the daily life of the American family, began to reflect rapid advances in technology, aesthetics, and attitudes about American culture. Pictorial, literary, musical, and decorative arts from this era all reveal a shift from clutter to clarity and from profusion to restraint as modern conveniences, ranging from pre-stamped needlework patterns to central heat, were introduced into the domestic environment. However, the household arts were also affected by an enduring strain of conservatism reflected in the popularity of historically inspired furnishing styles
Debutante : rites and regalia of American debdom by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
"Debutante presents a penetrating and entertaining look at American debdom from the colonial era to the present day. Debbing has always been a performance art, created by and for women. In its heyday in the nineteenth century, the debut signified the formal presentation to elite society of a young woman of substance who was eligible for marriage. During the twentieth century, it evolved from the glamour girl galas of the Great Depression to the charity bashes of the 1980s after the "Deb Drought" of the 1960s and 1970s. Karal Ann Marling reviews this colorful history, documenting changes in debdom right up to our own day, when the sisterhood of debs includes African Americans, Latinas, and members of other ethnic groups once carefully excluded: now even economically disadvantaged young women have their coming out, where the emphasis of the event is on community." "In these pages, aspiring debs and curious readers alike will be taken from teas and cotillions to cafe society and discover the rich material culture of debdom, with its flowers and favors, gowns and pearls. They'll also meet famous debs of the 1930s like Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton and glamour girl Brenda Duff Frasier; experience black American high society at the debut of Nat King Cole's daughter Cookie; and attend such civic spectacles as Kansas City's Jewel Ball and St. Louis's Veiled Prophet Ball."--BOOK JACKET
Ice : great moments in the history of hard, cold water by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
"Cultural historian Karal Ann Marling considers the history of ice, "hard, cold water." What better place to start than with dessert? The pleasure of ice cream on a hot day has been known since the sixteenth century, although it wasn't until a few hundred years later that refrigeration made the treat available to the masses. From this sweet beginning, Marling expands her icy explorations to the realm of fiction - the ice crossing in Uncle Tom's Cabin, the frozen wasteland of Frankenstein, the utopias reached through imagined holes in the polar ice - and to the movies and Broadway, with their treatment of extreme landscapes. The study of ice by a true aficionado yields fascinating insights and may just inspire readers to embrace winter - or to make their way to the nearest ice cream shop."--BOOK JACKET
Edward Hopper by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in Undetermined and English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Briefly describes Hopper's life and career, shows fourteen of his major paintings, and includes comments on their composition
Norman Rockwell painting America ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and work of painter/illustrator Norman Rockwell. Features interviews with historians, critics, family, friends, and admirers
Norman Rockwell, 1894-1978 : America's most beloved painter by Karal Ann Marling( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Features a biographical sketch of the American illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), presented by Illustration House. Notes that Rockwell became famous for his covers of "The Saturday Evening Post."
The Age of anxiety ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
An eight part series presenting American history through its visual art, painting, sculpture, architecture and monuments. In this second segment early settlers in the "Promised land" strive to carve out an identity in a virgin land while in the West, Spanish missions use art to convert the natives. In the East, plain Protestant settlers are suspicious of art's pleasures while in Virginia, an exiled aristocracy, strives to recreate its ideal of England
Using history by Greta Pratt( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Photographs of Americans celebrating their lives in the context of their view of history--Rennard Strickland
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Alternative Names
Marling, Karal A.
マーリング, カラル・アン
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