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The Resource The Civil War and American art, Eleanor Jones Harvey

The Civil War and American art, Eleanor Jones Harvey

Label
The Civil War and American art
Title
The Civil War and American art
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Jones Harvey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The American Civil War was arguably the first modern war. Its grim reality, captured through the new medium of photography, was laid bare. American artists could not approach the conflict with the conventions of European history painting, which glamorized the hero on the battlefield. Instead, many artists found ways to weave the war into works of art that considered the human narrative--the daily experiences of soldiers, slaves, and families left behind. Artists and writers wrestled with the ambiguity and anxiety of the Civil War and used landscape imagery to give voice to their misgivings as well as their hopes for themselves and the nation.This important book looks at the range of artwork created before, during, and following the war, in the years between 1859 and 1876. Author Eleanor Jones Harvey examines the implications of the war on landscape and genre painting, history painting, and photography, as represented in some of the greatest masterpieces of 19th-century American art. The book features extensive quotations from men and women alive during the war years, alongside text by literary figures including Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman, among many others"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
740.973/074753
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6510
LC item number
.H37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
The Civil War and American art, Eleanor Jones Harvey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., from November 16, 2012 through April 28, 2013, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, from May 21-September 2, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [274]-293) and index
Control code
BUL-4864
Dimensions
33 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780937311981
Isbn Type
(soft cover)
Lccn
2012029342
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Civil War and American art, Eleanor Jones Harvey
Publication
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., from November 16, 2012 through April 28, 2013, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, from May 21-September 2, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [274]-293) and index
Control code
BUL-4864
Dimensions
33 cm.
Extent
xvii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780937311981
Isbn Type
(soft cover)
Lccn
2012029342
Other physical details
ill.

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