Coverart for item
The Resource Reading American art, edited by Marianne Doezema and Elizabeth Milroy

Reading American art, edited by Marianne Doezema and Elizabeth Milroy

Label
Reading American art
Title
Reading American art
Statement of responsibility
edited by Marianne Doezema and Elizabeth Milroy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This anthology brings together 20 works of scholarship on the history of the visual arts in the United States from the colonial period to 1945. The selected essays - all written within the last two decades - reflect the interdisciplinary character of art historiography in America and the variety of approaches that contribute to the dynamism in the field. The authors take up diverse subjects - from colonial portraits to 19th-century sculptures of women to photographic images of New York - and invite those with a general knowledge of the history of American art to think more deeply about art and culture. Employing many interpretive methodologies, including iconology, social history, structuralism, psychobiography and feminist theory, the contributors to this volume combine close analysis of specific art objects or groups of objects with discussion of how these works of art operated within their cultural contexts. The authors consider the works of such artists as John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale, Georgia O'Keeffe and Jackson Pollock as they assess how paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings and photographs have carried meaning within American society. And they investigate how the conceptualization, production and presentation of works of art both inform and are informed by prevailing attitudes towards the role of the arts and the artist in American culture
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709/.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N6505
LC item number
.R4 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Doezema, Marianne
  • Milroy, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Art, American
Label
Reading American art, edited by Marianne Doezema and Elizabeth Milroy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "A correct likeness" : culture and commerce in nineteenth-century rural America
  • David Jaffee
  • The Painter's Triumph : William Sidney Mount and the formation of a middle-class art
  • William T. Oedel and Todd S. Gernes
  • "Doomed to perish" : George Catlin's depictions of the Mandan
  • Kathryn S. Hight
  • Narratives of the female body : The Greek Slave
  • Joy S. Kasson
  • Ideal works of Edmonia Lewis : invoking and inverting autobiography
  • Kirsten P. Buick
  • Seventeenth-century New England mercantile image : social content and style in the Freake portraits
  • "Kiss of enterprise" : the Western landscape as symbol and resource
  • Nancy K. Anderson
  • Gross Clinic, or Portrait of Professor Gross
  • Elizabeth Johns
  • Winslow Homer in his art
  • Jules D. Prown
  • Mary Cassatt : painter of women and children
  • Griselda Pollock
  • Image and ideology : New York in the photographer's eye
  • Alan Trachtenberg
  • Wayne Craven
  • John Sloan's images of working-class women : a case study of the roles and interrelationships of politics, personality, and patrons in the development of Sloan's art, 1905
  • Patricia Hills
  • O'Keeffe and the masculine gaze
  • Anna C. Chave
  • Open window and the empty chair : Charles Sheeler's View of New York
  • Carol Troyen
  • Birth of a national icon : Grant Wood's American Gothic
  • Wanda M. Corn
  • Question of difference : Isabel Bishop's deferential office girls
  • Ellen Wiley Todd
  • Character and class : the portraits of John Singleton Copley
  • Jackson Pollock : representing the unconscious
  • Michael Leja
  • Paul Staiti
  • Charles Willson Peale's expressive design : The Artist in His Museum
  • Roger B. Stein
  • Thomas Cole and the aristocracy
  • Alan Wallach
Control code
37201166
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 470 pages
Isbn
9780300069983
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97018004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Reading American art, edited by Marianne Doezema and Elizabeth Milroy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "A correct likeness" : culture and commerce in nineteenth-century rural America
  • David Jaffee
  • The Painter's Triumph : William Sidney Mount and the formation of a middle-class art
  • William T. Oedel and Todd S. Gernes
  • "Doomed to perish" : George Catlin's depictions of the Mandan
  • Kathryn S. Hight
  • Narratives of the female body : The Greek Slave
  • Joy S. Kasson
  • Ideal works of Edmonia Lewis : invoking and inverting autobiography
  • Kirsten P. Buick
  • Seventeenth-century New England mercantile image : social content and style in the Freake portraits
  • "Kiss of enterprise" : the Western landscape as symbol and resource
  • Nancy K. Anderson
  • Gross Clinic, or Portrait of Professor Gross
  • Elizabeth Johns
  • Winslow Homer in his art
  • Jules D. Prown
  • Mary Cassatt : painter of women and children
  • Griselda Pollock
  • Image and ideology : New York in the photographer's eye
  • Alan Trachtenberg
  • Wayne Craven
  • John Sloan's images of working-class women : a case study of the roles and interrelationships of politics, personality, and patrons in the development of Sloan's art, 1905
  • Patricia Hills
  • O'Keeffe and the masculine gaze
  • Anna C. Chave
  • Open window and the empty chair : Charles Sheeler's View of New York
  • Carol Troyen
  • Birth of a national icon : Grant Wood's American Gothic
  • Wanda M. Corn
  • Question of difference : Isabel Bishop's deferential office girls
  • Ellen Wiley Todd
  • Character and class : the portraits of John Singleton Copley
  • Jackson Pollock : representing the unconscious
  • Michael Leja
  • Paul Staiti
  • Charles Willson Peale's expressive design : The Artist in His Museum
  • Roger B. Stein
  • Thomas Cole and the aristocracy
  • Alan Wallach
Control code
37201166
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 470 pages
Isbn
9780300069983
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97018004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...