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American Icons

American Icons

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About the Book

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 perspectives of both cultural and art historians, American Icons
initiates an interdisciplinary discussion on the complex relationships between American and European art.

Contributors are Herbert Beck, Werner Busch, Martin Christadler, Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr., Françoise Forster-Hahn, Ursula Frohne, Barbara Gaehtgens, Thomas W. Gaehtgens, Barbara Groseclose, Olaf Hansen, William Hauptman, Heinz Ickstadt, Barbara Novak, and Kathleen Pyne.
About the Author:
Thomas W. Gaehtgens is professor of art history at the Institute for Art History of the Free University, Berlin. Heinz Ickstadt is professor of American literature at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies of the Free University, Berlin.

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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780892362462
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • Publisher Imprint: Getty Publications
  • Height: 267 mm
  • No of Pages: 372
  • Series Title: Issues and Debates
  • Weight: 1268 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0892362464
  • Publisher Date: 11 Jul 1996
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 33 mm
  • Width: 198 mm

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