By Barbara Novak

ISBN-10: 0195309421

ISBN-13: 9780195309423

ISBN-10: 0195309499

ISBN-13: 9780195309492

during this distinctive paintings, which Hilton Kramer in The manhattan occasions ebook Review known as "surely the easiest publication ever written at the subject," Barbara Novak illuminates what's primarily American approximately American artwork. She highlights not just these elements that seem indigenously in our artwork works, but in addition these positive factors that continually reappear over the years. Novak examines the work of Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Fitz H. Lane, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. She attracts provocative and unique conclusions in regards to the position in American artwork of spiritualism and arithmetic, conceptualism and the item, and Transcendentalism and the very fact. She analyzes not just the work yet nineteenth-century aesthetics to boot, reaching a different synthesis of paintings and literature.
Now to be had with a brand new preface and an up-to-date bibliography, this lavishly illustrated volume--featuring multiple hundred black-and-white illustrations and 16 full-color plates--remains one of many seminal works in American paintings history.

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