The Cultured Canvas

The Cultured Canvas

New Perspectives on American Landscape Painting

Book - 2011 | 1st ed
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Written from aesthetic, sociopolitical, cultural, and literary perspectives, The Cultured Canvas explores myriad ways in which American visual culture can be evaluated through newly conceived thematic and ideological approaches. This book moves beyond our accepted notion of the oil painting on canvas to consider the term as both a literal and figurative surface upon which artists construct or construe the landscape as an intellectual, cultural, or physical entity. It provides an innovative reevaluation of traditional thought concerning the Hudson River School, Luminism, and artists of the Civil War era.

As interdisciplinary emphases are employed with increasing frequency in arts and humanities courses, the breadth and depth of topics covered in this collection will provide a much-needed text for scholars in American art history, nineteenth-century American studies, and landscape studies, in addition to serving as a complement to courses in American literature and culture.
Publisher: Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press, ©2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781611681987
Branch Call Number: 758.10973 CULTURED
Characteristics: xx, 305 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Siegel, Nancy

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