American Icons: Transatlantic Perspectives on Eighteenth- And Nineteenth-Century American Art

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American painters and graphic artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries sought inspiration for their work in the uniquely American experience of history and nature. The result was a transformation of the conventional Old World visual language into an indigenous and populist New World syntax. The twelve essays in this volume explore the development of a frontier mythology, a democratic style depicting common people and objects, and an American artistic consciousness and identity. Conceived and written from the ...

American Icons: Transatlantic Perspectives on Eighteenth- And Nineteenth-Century American Art 1996, Getty Publications

ISBN-13: 9780892362462

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