George Washington Slept Here: Colonial Revivals and American Culture, 1876-1986

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Harvard University Press, 1988 - History - 453 pages
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In her quest for the unhistorical George Washington, Marling has examined the subculture of American life--magazine fiction, historical romances, movies, and journalism. She traces the descent of high art into such popular forms as posters, billboards, and advertising packages. 224 halftones.

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George Washington slept here: colonial revivals and American culture, 1876-1986

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Marling has established herself as one of the most creative interpreters of American culture through her lively studies on post-office murals, roadside sculpture, the Vietnam Memorial, Thomas Hart ... Read full review


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Karal Ann Marling is Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota.

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