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The Resource Abandoned New England : landscape in the works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop, Priscilla Paton

Abandoned New England : landscape in the works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop, Priscilla Paton

Label
Abandoned New England : landscape in the works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop
Title
Abandoned New England
Title remainder
landscape in the works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop
Statement of responsibility
Priscilla Paton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Abandoned New England focuses on five modern American visual artists and poets - Winslow Homer, Robert Frost, Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth, and Elizabeth Bishop - who portrayed the stark traditional beauty of New England landscape. According to Priscilla Paton, their paintings and poetry of abandoned terrain ask: What does a landscape represent? What meaning can it have when nature's power appears supplanted by urban or technological forces and when the observing eye is no longer emblematic of an enlightened viewer?" "Abandoned New England pursues these inquiries by discussing shifting and conflicting cultural attitudes toward the wild, the rural, and the domestic. In her readings of texts and images, Paton explores landscape as the synthesis of the human and nonhuman, as a place simultaneously reflecting and resisting desire, as the setting for social dilemmas, as the scene of encounters with otherness and a past both lost and inescapable, and as an integral part of creating and limiting identity."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paton, Priscilla
Dewey number
700/.92/274
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NX653.N48
LC item number
P37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Revisiting New England
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscapes in art
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Arts, American
  • New England
Label
Abandoned New England : landscape in the works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop, Priscilla Paton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-267) 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
Contents
Introduction : lost prospects -- Rustic sophistication : lionizing Winslow Homer, defending Robert Frost -- Power and impotence : the black figure and the prey in Winslow Homer's Outdoors -- The hick on the hillside, the woman at the window : Frost's rustics -- Gothic loneliness : the different cases of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth -- The landscape of desire : Elizabeth Bishop and the feminine earth -- The vernacular ruin and the ghost of self-reliance-- Epilogue
Control code
51304032
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781584653134
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Abandoned New England : landscape in the works of Homer, Frost, Hopper, Wyeth, and Bishop, Priscilla Paton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-267) 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
Contents
Introduction : lost prospects -- Rustic sophistication : lionizing Winslow Homer, defending Robert Frost -- Power and impotence : the black figure and the prey in Winslow Homer's Outdoors -- The hick on the hillside, the woman at the window : Frost's rustics -- Gothic loneliness : the different cases of Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth -- The landscape of desire : Elizabeth Bishop and the feminine earth -- The vernacular ruin and the ghost of self-reliance-- Epilogue
Control code
51304032
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781584653134
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002156136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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