American Pantheon: Sculptural and Artistic Decoration of the United States Capitol

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Like the ancient Roman Pantheon, the U.S. Capitol was designed by its political and aesthetic arbiters to memorialize the virtues, events, and persons most representative of the nation's idealsan attempt to raise a particular version of the nation's founding to the level of myth. "American Pantheon "examines the influences upon not only those virtues and persons selected for inclusion in the American pantheon, but also those excluded. Two chapters address the exclusion of slavery and African Americans from the art in the ...

American Pantheon: Sculptural and Artistic Decoration of the United States Capitol 2004, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821414422

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