After the Civil War many artists, inc. Homer, Church and Moran, created images of America's scenic wonders and landscape icons, which, along with ars objects, literature, photos and other ephemera, helped make the landscape a source of national pride. Hotel owners, railroads, advertisers and landscape developers also used art objects and mass-produced images to promote tourism. This established the US landscape as the source of national character traits like innocence, independence, ingenuity and pragmatism, forging a unique American identity. The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will showcase, for the first time in more than 20 years, their collection of more than 2000 paintings and drawings inc. the largest number of Homer and Church objects in the world. 5 essays accompany more than 200 illustrations, showing how these artists' depictions of America helped create a notion of America as a land of purity and beauty, harmony and opportunity. Recent events at home and abroad have shown that the identity of the US as a nation is especially relevant today and this book sheds new light on the genesis and evolution of the national character through iconic imagery.
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Companion to the Cooper-Hewitt exhibition of America's scenic wonders and most beautiful landscapes, seen through the eyes of its greatest 19th-century artistsL'autore:
Barbara Bloemink is Cooper-Hewitt's Curatorial Director; Gail Davidson is Head of Cooper-Hewitt's Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design; Floramae McCarron-Cates is Associate Curator of Drawings, Prints, and Graphc Design
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Descrizione libro Bulfinch, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1ST. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0821257862
Descrizione libro Bulfinch, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110821257862
Descrizione libro Bulfinch, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0821257862
Descrizione libro Bulfinch. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0821257862 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0508256
Descrizione libro Bulfinch Press, New York, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: new. First edition. Exhibit Catalogue. ISBN: 0821257862. [4to] xii.180p. ill. (some col.) notes. biblio. index. New in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. Published for the exhibition at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, May 19-October 29, 2006. Codice libro della libreria 105431