Paper $39.00 ISBN: 9780932171207 Will Publish February 2020

Art of the United States, 1750–2000

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John Davis and Michael Leja

Art of the United States, 1750–2000

John Davis and Michael Leja

Distributed for Terra Foundation for American Art

544 pages | 70 color plates, 60 halftones | 7 3/4 x 8 3/4
Paper $39.00 ISBN: 9780932171207 Will Publish February 2020
Art of the United States is a landmark volume that presents three centuries of US art through a broad array of historical texts, including writings by artists, critics, patrons, literary figures, and other commentators. Combining a wide-ranging selection of texts with high-quality reproductions of artworks, it offers an unprecedented resource for the study and understanding of the visual arts of the United States. With contextual essays, explanatory headnotes, a chronology of US historical landmarks, maps, and full-color illustrations of key artworks, the volume will appeal to national and international audiences ranging from undergraduates and museum visitors to art historians and other scholars. Texts by a range of artists and cultural figures—including John Adams, Thomas Cole, Frederic Douglass, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Clement Greenberg, and Cindy Sherman—are grouped according to historical era alongside additional featured artists.

A sourcebook of unprecedented breadth and depth, Art of the United States brings together multiple voices throughout the ages to provide a framework for learning and critical thinking on US art.
 
Contents
Chapters
1750–1830: Building Patronage and Institutions                                          
       John Adams, Charles Willson Peale, John Trumbull, John James Audubon…
1830–1850: Landscape, Democracy, Race                                                      
            Thomas Cole, Samuel F. B. Morse, George Catlin, Frederick Douglass…
1850–1870: The Civil War and its Aftermath                                                          
            Asher B. Durand, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Hosmer, Oliver Wendell Holmes…
4.    1870–1885: The Gilded Age                                                                           
            J. Alden Weir, Henry James, Thomas Eakins, Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer…
5.     1885–1900: A New Internationalism                                                             
            Kenyon Cox, James McNeill, Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Booker T. Washington…
6.    1900–1918: Progressivism and Modernism                                                   
            Lewis Hine, Robert Henri, Theodore Roosevelt, Marcel Duchamp…
7.     1918–1939: Prosperity and Depression                                                          
            Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Langston Hughes, Romare Bearden... 
8.    1940–1960: War and Cold War, Anxiety and Affluence                                        
            Norman Rockwell, Jackson Pollock, Clement Greenberg, Louise Bourgeois…
9.     1960–1980: Political Polarization, Counterculture and Reaction                
            Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Smithson, Judy Chicago, Adrian Piper…
10.   1980–2000: Culture Wars and Postmodernism                                           
            Cindy Sherman, Maya Lin, Hans Haacke, Jean-Michel Basquiat…
 
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