American Art: History and Culture, Revised First Edition

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McGraw-Hill Education, Nov 8, 2002 - Art - 672 pages
American Art set the standard for American art survey courses for the last decade by providing a thorough and engaging chronology of American art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, photography, folk art, and graphic arts. Wayne Craven presents art and artists within the context of their times, including insights into the intellectual, spiritual, and political environment. Along the way, Craven charts the growth of a distinctly American art culture. The resulting book is as much a history of American culture as of American art.

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Contents

Preface
13
Architecture in New Spain 15001700
20
New England Interiors
35
Merchant Architecture in the North
59
Church Design in the North
65
Painting in the South
74
GentlemanAmateur Architects and Architectural
79
Architecture in the South
89
Shaker Simplicity
274
THE AGE OF CAPITALISM
280
Domestic Architecture
286
Chicago and the Rise of the Skyscraper
308
A Last Hurrah
393
The California School
404
BeauxArts and Arts and Crafts
413
Bauhaus Design comes to America
419

Immigrant Portraitists
95
Portraiture in the South
103
An International Movement
111
THE TRADITION OF THE GRAND
135
John Vanderlyn and the Grand Manner
146
Samuel F B Morse
150
Symbolic Still Life
156
THE AGE OF ROMANTICISM
172
Gothic Revival
180
Native Americans
213
GENRE NARRATIVE STILL LIFE
221
The Heroic Narrative
231
THE EARLY YEARS
237
NEOCLASSICISM AND NATURALISM
248
The Appropriate National Style
253
Folk Landscape
268
Bauhaus Design comes to America
504
Alternatives to the International Style
516
Postmodern Architecture
522
A New Kind of Interior
530
Surrealism
551
The New Realism
578
OLD TRADITIONS AND
585
FEMINISM FOUND OBJECTS POP MINI
595
Site Sculptures and Earthworks
608
The Surrealistic Image
629
Postmodernism and the Camera
639
BIBLIOGRAPHY
646
NOTES
664
INDEX
672
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