A Visitable Past: Views of Venice by American Artists, 1860-1915

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 13, 1989 - Art - 115 pages
In this ambitious and imaginative study, Margaretta M. Lovell analyzes the large body of accomplished, sometimes startling, often brilliant work of American artists drawn to Venice's ragged splendor in the last century. Including major works by such diverse and talented painters as James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, and Maurice Prendergast, these richly varied paintings portray sleepy canals, architectural monuments, and scenes of picturesque everyday life while they also reveal surprising aspects of American culture.
 

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Contents

The Splendid Common Domicile
1
The High
14
The Slide off the Monument
39
A Ghost upon the Sands of the Sea
47
The Unimportant
58
Apertures 69
79
Maurice
97
Selected Bibliography
108
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