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    Art of the United States, 1750-2000 : primary sources / John Davis, Michael Leja ; edited by Francesca Rose ; with contributions by Lacey Baradel.
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    Chicago, Illinois : Terra Foundation for American Art, [2020]
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  • Art, American -- Sources.
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    9780932171689
    0932171680
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    543 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
    Contents: 
    Introduction -- 1. Building patronage and institutions 1750-1830 -- 2. Landscape, democracy, race 1830-1850 -- 3. The Civil War and its aftermath 1850-1870 -- 4. The Gilded Age 1870-1885 -- 5. A new internationalism 1885-1900 -- 6. Progressivism and modernism 1900-1918 -- 7. Prosperity and Depression 1918-1939 -- 8. War and Cold War, anxiety and affluence 1939-1960 -- 9. Political polarization, counterculture and reaction 1960-1980 -- 10. Culture wars and postmodernism 1980-2000.
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    Art of the United States is a landmark volume that presents three centuries of US art through a broad array of historical texts, including writings by artists, critics, patrons, literary figures, and other commentators. Combining a wide-ranging selection of texts with high-quality reproductions of artworks, it offers a unique resource for the study and understanding of the visual arts of the United States. With contextual essays, explanatory headnotes, a chronology of historical landmarks, maps, and full-color illustrations of key artworks, the volume will appeal to national and international audiences ranging from undergraduates and museum visitors to art historians and other scholars. Texts by a range of artists and cultural figures-from Benjamin West to Kara Walker-are grouped according to historical era alongside works by many of the artists featured. A sourcebook of unprecedented breadth and depth, Art of the United States brings together multiple voices throughout the ages to provide a framework for learning and critical thinking on US art. (Publisher)
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