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The Resource A seamless web : transatlantic art in the nineteenth century, edited by Cheryll L. May and Marian Wardle, (electronic resource)

A seamless web : transatlantic art in the nineteenth century, edited by Cheryll L. May and Marian Wardle, (electronic resource)

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A seamless web : transatlantic art in the nineteenth century
Title
A seamless web
Title remainder
transatlantic art in the nineteenth century
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edited by Cheryll L. May and Marian Wardle
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eng
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CaPaEBR
Dewey number
709
LC call number
N5300
LC item number
.S436 2014eb
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  • May, Cheryll L
  • Wardle, Marian
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  • Art
  • Art, Modern
  • Art, Modern
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  • In recent years, American art scholars have increasingly focused on the importance of cross-cultural exchanges during the nineteenth century. As essayist Fran├žois Brunet puts it, mid-nineteenth century landscapes were "transnational . . permeated by complex transactions where 'American' originality produced itself not only in imitation of or reaction against 'European' influences, . . but as critical mirroring and incorporating of 'European' images." Articles in this collection make clear that the "conversation of cultures" went both ways, with American artworks and culture also affecting European artistic and literary practice. Essays explore the transnational origin of many types of American artworks, from stained glass windows, which usually copied their European originals with great exactitude, to paintings and sculptures using distinctly American motifs, such as the Puritan and the cowboy, to distinguish American art students from their Parisian masters. It also examines American cultural icons, particularly the American Indian, appropriated by European writers, artists, and philosophers to embody primeval wisdom. A distinguished international group of scholars, including Brunet, Robert Rydell, and Peter Gibian, offer valuable perspectives on the ever-broadening field of transnational cultural studies
  • In recent years, American art scholars have increasingly focused on the importance of cross-cultural exchanges during the nineteenth century. As essayist Fran├žois Brunet puts it, mid-nineteenth century landscapes were "transnational . permeated by complex transactions where 'American' originality produced itself not only in imitation of or reaction against 'European' influences, . but as critical mirroring and incorporating of 'European' images." Articles in this collection make clear that the "conversation of cultures" went both ways, with American artworks and culture also affecting European artistic and literary practice. Essays explore the transnational origin of many types of American artworks, from stained glass windows, which usually copied their European originals with great exactitude, to paintings and sculptures using distinctly American motifs, such as the Puritan and the cowboy, to distinguish American art students from their Parisian masters. It also examines American cultural icons, particularly the American Indian, appropriated by European writers, artists, and philosophers to embody primeval wisdom. A distinguished international group of scholars, including Brunet, Robert Rydell, and Peter Gibian, offer valuable perspectives on the ever-broadening field of transnational cultural studies
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A seamless web : transatlantic art in the nineteenth century, edited by Cheryll L. May and Marian Wardle, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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OCM1bookssj0001212868
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unknown
Isbn
9781443850346
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Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001212868
Label
A seamless web : transatlantic art in the nineteenth century, edited by Cheryll L. May and Marian Wardle, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001212868
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781443850346
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001212868

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