The Resource The American school : artists and status in the late colonial and early national era, Susan Rather

The American school : artists and status in the late colonial and early national era, Susan Rather

Label
The American school : artists and status in the late colonial and early national era
Title
The American school
Title remainder
artists and status in the late colonial and early national era
Statement of responsibility
Susan Rather
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating book is the first comprehensive art-historical study of what it meant to be an American artist in the 18th- and early 19th-century transatlantic world. Susan Rather examines the status of artists from different geographical, professional, and material perspectives, and delves into topics such as portrait painting in Boston and London; the trade of art in Philadelphia and New York; the negotiability and usefulness of colonial American identity in Italy and London; and the shifting representation of artists in and from the former British colonies after the Revolutionary War, when London remained the most important cultural touchstone. The book interweaves nuanced analysis of well-known artists--John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart, among others--with accounts of non-elite painters and ephemeral texts and images such as painted signs and advertisements. Throughout, Rather questions the validity of the term "American," which she sees as provisional--the product of an evolving, multifaceted cultural construction. "--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rather, Susan
Dewey number
709.73/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N 6507 .R38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • ART / American / General
  • ART / European
  • HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • Art and society
  • Artists
  • United States
Label
The American school : artists and status in the late colonial and early national era, Susan Rather
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780300214611
Lccn
2015025662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910504269
  • (OCoLC)ocn910504269
Label
The American school : artists and status in the late colonial and early national era, Susan Rather
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780300214611
Lccn
2015025662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)910504269
  • (OCoLC)ocn910504269

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