American Art: History and Culture

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McGraw-Hill, 2003 - Art - 687 pages
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Here is the most thorough, well-researched, and beautifully illustrated study ever to examine American art from a cultural perspective. The author presents art and artists within the context of their times, including insights into the styles, trends, and political climate that defined each important era.

He covers:
* Painting
* Sculpture
* Decorative arts
* Folk Art
* Architecture
* Photography

Highlighted by more than 750 magnificent illustrations (165 in full color), this reference surveys American art from its beginnings in the colonial period through contemporary works, and charts the growth of a distinctly American art culture.

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User Review  - Kara - Goodreads

used as jumping off point for american art and architecture class. pretty thorough. i'm so desperate i'm putting textbooks on my list but i enjoyed it and i'm not ashamed to say it. Read full review

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User Review  - Tina Gauthier - Goodreads

I have reviewed a few American Art History books for teaching the subject to high school students. This is the best book I have found for that purpose. It is very comprehensive in touching upon different styles, movements and artists and understandable to the average high school reader. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Wayne Craven (Newark, DE) is the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Professor of Art History, Emeritus, at the University of Delaware, where he has taught for forty years. Mr. Craven is the author of several other art-related titles and has curated exhibitions at the White House.

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