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Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism: Folk, Land, Culture, and the Romantic Nation (Pelican History of Art)

Kelsall, Malcolm, Kelsall, M. M.

Editore: St. Martin's Press, 1999
ISBN 10: 0312222521 / ISBN 13: 9780312222529
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Titolo: Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism...

Casa editrice: St. Martin's Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1999

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Riassunto: This is the first full-length study of Jefferson's role in establishing an iconography for the newly emergent United States of America. He invented an idealised image of an originary American people, their relation to their homeland, and of the culture which defines the national being. He is, thus, both a founding father for the USA and for the development of subsequent romantic nationalism in Europe. His villa at Monticello especially was intended to act as a permanent model for the cultural ideals of the new nation. Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism explores in detail the national iconography of Monticello. It contextualises the villa in relation to Jefferson's earlier explorations of American identity; examines the attempt to establish at Monticello fixed signs of the myth of the fourth of July during the return of La Fayette in 1824; and, finally, shows how Monticello became a site of contention in the definition of what it is to be American.

L'autore: MALCOLM KELSALL is Professor of English, University of Wales, Cardiff; formerly Professor of English, University College, Cardiff, since 1975. Author Christopher Marlowe (1981), Congreve: The Way of the World (1981), Byron's Politics (1987, awarded the Elma Dangerfield Prize, 1991), The Great Good Place: The Country House and English Literature (1992)

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