Jefferson's America & Napoleon's France: An Exhibition for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial

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New Orleans Museum of Art, 2003 - History - 286 pages
Featuring a wealth of high quality color photographs, this catalogue describes the materials displayed in a 2003 exhibition organized by the New Orleans Museum of Art in commemoration of the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase. The cultural politics and special relationship between Thomas Jefferson's America and Napoleon Bonaparte's France are explored through paintings, sculptures, prints, documents, furniture, and decorative arts. Ten essays address such topics as Jefferson's Monticello and the indigenous cultures of the southeast. Oversize: 9.25x12.25". Distributed by the U. of Washington Press. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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Napoleon Egypt and the Birth of Orientalism
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Public and Private Images
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The State of American Art
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