ISBN13:978-0300065145 ISBN10: 0300065140 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0300054781 ISBN10: 0300054785
Summary: This overview of the "sister arts" of the nineteenth century by younger scholars in art history, literature, and American studies presents a startling array of perspectives on the fundamental role played by images in culture and society. Drawing on the latest thinking about developments in literary theory and cultural studies, the contributors situate paintings, sculpture, monument art, and literary images within a variety of cultural contexts. A wide range
of figures are reassessed, including the painters Charles Wilson Peale, George Caleb Bingham, and Mary Cassatt, and such writers as James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.
Summary: This overview of the "sister arts" of the nineteenth century by younger scholars in art history, literature, and American studies presents a startling array of perspectives on the fundamental role played by images in culture and society. Drawing on the latest thinking about developments in literary theory and cultural studies, the contributors situate paintings, sculpture, monument art, and literary images within a variety of cultural contexts. A wide range of figures are reassessed, including the painters Charles Wilson Peale, George Caleb Bingham, and Mary Cassatt, and such writers as James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.
Edition/Copyright:93 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Yale University Press Published: 08/28/1995 International: No
"This exciting anthology does a wonderful job of rethinking American painting of the nineteenth century and introducing new methods of scholarship to the field."
--Bryan Wolf, Yale University
"An exciting new departure in the study of American culture. Working from the premise that visual and verbal forms of representation require both distinct and connected modes of analysis, this book explores the intricate crossings of visual discursive codes in a variety of cultural practices. Essays ranging from tourism and the perception of landscape to public monuments and the politics of vision make it clear that whatever culture may be, it can no longer be understood in purely textual terms, but must be understood as a heterogeneous, conflicted field of representation and discourse."
--W. J. T. Mitchell, University of Chicago, and editor, Critical Inquiry
"This valuable essay collection should be of interest to serious students of American art and literature. . . . Highly recommended."
"Twelve highly original explorations of the relationship between American art, American literature, and American culture. . . . Miller's careful and concise definition of the concept "iconology" lends them coherence, and taken as a whole, the collection suggests an intriguing new way in which to approach American literature--as conjunct to American art."
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