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The Resource A time to every purpose : the four seasons in American culture, Michael Kammen

A time to every purpose : the four seasons in American culture, Michael Kammen

Label
A time to every purpose : the four seasons in American culture
Title
A time to every purpose
Title remainder
the four seasons in American culture
Statement of responsibility
Michael Kammen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, Michael Kammen traces the appeal of the four seasons motif in American popular culture and fine arts from the seventeenth century to the present. Its symbolism has evolved through the years, Kammen explains, serving as a metaphor for the human life cycle or religious faith, expressing nostalgia for rural life, and sometimes praising seasonal beauty in the diverse American landscape as the most spectacular in the world
  • Kammen also highlights artists' and writers' shift in attention from the glories of seasonal peaks to the dynamics of seasonal transitions as American life continued to accelerate and change through the twentieth century."
  • "Few symbols have been as pervasive, meaningful, and symptomatic in the human experience as the four seasons, and as Kammen shows, in its American context the annual cycle has been an abundant and abiding source of inspiration in the nation's cultural history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kammen, Michael G
Dewey number
700/.4273
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.K295 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Seasons
  • Popular culture
  • Art, American
  • American literature
  • Seasons in art
  • Seasons in literature
  • Seasons
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A time to every purpose : the four seasons in American culture, Michael Kammen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52553978
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
336 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807828366
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
A time to every purpose : the four seasons in American culture, Michael Kammen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
52553978
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
336 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780807828366
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013734
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

Library Locations

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