Framing America: a social history of American art

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Thames & Hudson, 2008 - Art - 600 pages
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This enlarged vision of American art draws together the many strands of North America's history and visual culture. A tradition once assumed to be mainly European and oriented toward painting and sculpture has been enriched by the inclusion of other media such as ceramics and needlework, as well as the work of previously marginalized groups such as Native Americans, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans.

For the second edition, the author has updated and expanded the text, and has significantly increased the coverage of architecture.

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Framing America: a social history of American art

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Eschewing the conventional genesis story of American art, one that locates its origins in the portrait work of anonymous colonial itinerants, Pohl (art history, Pomona Coll.; In the Eye of the ... Read full review

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I really enjoy this book as a teacher of art history but I think the language and amount of reading would be too much for most high school students. I like reading about each topic myself for more ... Read full review


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Frances K. Pohl is Professor of Art History at Pomona College.

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