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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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

Contents

Two Prayers in the Snow
8
Teatime at Valley Forge
25
Colonial History Domesticated
53
Copyright

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Karal Ann Marling is professor of art history and American studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of numerous books on topics including American mural painting of the Depression era, illustration of the 1940s, the architecture of theme parks, and the influence of television on visual culture in the 1950s.

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