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American iconology : new approaches to nineteenth-century art and literature

Author: David C Miller
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This overview of the "sister arts" of the nineteenth century by younger scholars in art history, literature, and American studies presents a startling array of perspectives on the fundamental role played by images in culture and society. Drawing on the latest thinking about vision and visuality as well as on recent developments in literary theory and cultural studies, the contributors situate paintings, sculpture,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Miller
ISBN: 0300054785 9780300054781 0300054793 9780300054798 0300065140 9780300065145
OCLC Number: 27266610
Description: vi, 344 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Peale's mammoth / Laura Rigal --
The Boston elite's resistance to Washington Allston's Elijah in the Desert / David Bjelajac --
On the cultural construction of landscape experience: Contact to 1830 / Kenneth John Myers --
Making a picture of the view from Mount Holyoke / Alan Wallach --
The protected witness: Cole, Cooper, and the tourist's view of the Italian landscape / Brigitte Bailey --
The mechanisms of the market and the invention of western regionalism: The example of George Caleb Bingham / Angela Miller --
Lilly Martin Spencer's domestic genre painting in antebellum America / David Lubin --
Words, monuments, beholders: The visual arts in Hawthorne's The Marble Faun / Robert H. Byer --
The iconology of wrecked or stranded boats in mid to late nineteenth-century American culture / David C. Miller --
The price of beauty: Art, commerce, and the late nineteenth-century American studio interior / Sarah Burns --
Mary Cassatt and the maternal body / Harriet Scott Chessman --
A pragmatic mode of seeing: James, Howells, and the politics of vision / Emily Fourmy Cutrer.
Responsibility: edited by David C. Miller.


This volume offers fresh and sometimes extended discussions of single works as well as re-evaluations of artistic and literary conventions and analyses of the economic, social and technological  Read more...


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