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The Railroad in American art : representations of technological change

Author: Susan Danly; Leo Marx; Wellesley College. Museum.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays on paintings, prints, and photographs explore the wealth of railroad imagery in American art - from Thomas Cole's pastoral landscapes to the industrial muscle of works by Bellows, Luks,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Illustrated works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Railroad in American art.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)567977757
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Danly; Leo Marx; Wellesley College. Museum.
ISBN: 0262231263 9780262231268 0262540592 9780262540599
OCLC Number: 14213889
Notes: "This book has its origin in an exhibition and symposium, The Railroad in the American Landscape, 1850-1950, held at the Wellesley College Museum in April 1981"--Preface.
Description: [xi], 218 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Contents: Aser B. Durand's Progress: the advance of civilization and the vanishing American / Kenneth W. Maddox --
George Inness's The Lackawanna Valley: "type of the modern"/ Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr. --
Andrew Joseph Russell's The Great Wall Illustrated / Susan Danly --
Man-made mountain: "gathering and governing" H.H. Richardson's design for the Ames monument in Wyoming / James F. O'Gorman --
City railways/Modernist visions / Dominic Ricciotti --
Charles Sheeler's rolling power / Susan Fillin-Yeh --
Edward Hopper's railroad imagery / Gail Levin --
The railroad-in-the-landscape: and iconological reading of a theme in American art / Leo Marx.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Danly and Leo Marx.
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