Hardcover $55.00 ISBN: 9780892362462 Published July 1996
Paperback $35.00 ISBN: 9780892362479 Published July 1996

American Icons

Transatlantic Perspectives on Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century American Art

American Icons
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372 pages | 142 | 7.5 x 10.25 | © 1992
Hardcover $55.00 ISBN: 9780892362462 Published July 1996
Paperback $35.00 ISBN: 9780892362479 Published July 1996
Contents
Introduction, Thomas W. Gaehtgens and Heinz Ickstadt
American Genesis: The Landing of Christopher Columbus, Barbara Groseclose
Copley, West, and the Tradition of European High Art, Werner Busch
Self, Time, and Object in American Art: Copley, Lane, and Homer, Barbara Novak
Romantic Landscape Painting in America: History as Nature, Nature as History, Martin Christadler
Inventing the Myth of the American Frontier: Bingham’s Images of Fur Traders and Flatboatmen as Symbols of the Expanding Nation, Francoise Forster-Hahn
Fictions of Nationhood: Leutze’s Pursuit of an American History Painting in Dusseldorf, Barbara Gaehtgens
Kindred Spirits: Notes on Swiss and American Painting of the Nineteenth Century, William Hauptman
Strategies of Recognition: The Conditioning of the American Artist between Marginality and Fame, Ursula Frohne
Winslow Homer’s National Style, Nicolai Cikovsky, Jr.
The Senses of Illusion, Olaf Hansen
Resisting Modernism: American Painting in the Culture of Conflict, Kathleen Pyne
Urban Iconography in Nineteenth-Century American Painting: From Impressionism to the Ash Can School, Hubert Beck
Biographical Notes on the Authors
Index
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