Twenty-first-century Perspectives on Nineteenth-century Art: Essays in Honor of Gabriel P. Weisberg

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Petra ten-Doesschate Chu, Laurinda S. Dixon
Associated University Presse, 2008 - Art - 287 pages
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This book presents an interdisciplinary and inclusive view of nineteenth-century art, observed from the vantage point of the new twenty-first century. The areas of expertise represented by the thirty essays herein span the full range of nineteenth-century studies, and include discussions of such artistic styles as realism, impressionism, romanticism, and art nouveau, as well as early twentieth-century movements that owe their formative influence to the nineteenth century. Topics span the historical gamut from revivalism to the roots of modernism, considering along the way such themes as the depiction of women, Orientalism, art criticism, evolutionary theory, political propaganda, history painting, landscape, and national identity. Aspects of art display, public monuments, and international exhibitions shed light on the roles of government and individuals in the dissemination of artistic styles and subject matter. Unique in this collection is an emphasis on the marketing of art, both in America and abroad, which considers the important financial and commercial issues that continue to influence viewers' beliefs and perceptions. Most important, this book demonstrates that the rich field of nineteenth-century studies continues to inspire discovery and creativity. Petra ten-Doesschate Chu is Professor of Art History at Seton Hall University. Laurinda Dixon is Professor of Art History at Syracuse University.
  

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Contents

Rookwood Pottery at
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The United States National Pavilion at the Paris
29
National Image and Joseph Maria Olbrichs Design
39
The Origins of the Minnesota Museum of American
49
Paris to Minneapolis
56
From Vienna to Savannah
64
Marketing Salon Painting in the Late Nineteenth Century
77
William Mead Ladd and Print
85
Empress Eugénie and the Musée chinois
153
The Art of Bringing Zen to the West
162
The Histories of Some FarEastern Objects from
171
Negotiating the Business of Victorian Respectability
183
Locating the NineteenthCentury Cocotte in Popular Literature
193
Beauty the Beast
204
Modernism and Nationalist Architecture in Estonia
215
The Monument to General
222

The Making Unmaking and Remaking of an Academic
93
John Ruskin and the Ethics of the Picturesque
103
Daubigny Courbet and the Sluice Gate at Optevoz
110
Max Ernst and J J Grandville
116
Goyas Ambiguous Saturn
127
The Many Faces of New Art
133
An Arrangement in Olive Green
141
A Unique Voice in the Crowd
231
Epic Naturalism in NineteenthCentury History
238
The PreRaphaelites Modernism and FindeSiecle France
249
Buffalos NineteenthCentury
263
A Note on Aviation Architecture
270
Notes on Contributors
277
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Petra ten-Doesschate Chu" is a leading authority on nineteenth-century art. She is a professor in the Department of Art and Music at Seton Hall University, and author of many articles and book essays. Managing Editor of "Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide," she is also President of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art. Chu is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including two National Endowment for the Humanities Research grants, a Jane and Morgan Whitney Art History Fellowship, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Her other books include "French Realism and the Dutch Masters" and "Courbet in Perspective."

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