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Redefining American History Painting

Redefining American History Painting

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Patricia M. Burnham, Lucretia Hoover Giese, Francis V. O'Connor, Ann Uhry Abrams, Alexander Nemerov, Shifra M. Goldman, Lisa G. Corrin, Diana Strazdes, Joni L. Kinsey, Eric M. Rosenberg, Stephen Polcari, Mark Thistlethwaite, Carie Rebora, Bryan J. Wolf, Wendy Greenhouse, Emily Fourmy Cutrer, Susan Noyes Platt, Patricia Hills
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  • Date Published: November 1995
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print April 2007
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521460590

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  • Redefining American History Painting reassesses an important genre within the history of American painting, from prehistoric times to the present. By broadening the parameters of history painting to include works by previously marginalized groups, this anthology collectively extends the genre's traditional time frame well beyond the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to which it has traditionally been confined. The essays recapture the importance of history painting for contemporary readers, decode meanings of significant works in new ways, and demonstrate the ongoing and vital role of the genre. Situating the enterprise of history painting within a theoretical framework that analyzes how it actually functions, this collection includes eighteen essays that range from investigations of individual paintings, to patronage and reception studies which incorporate diverse methodological approaches.

    • Number, diversity, and inclusivity of topics covered
    • Currency of material in that the book extends the practice of history painting to the present
    • Variety of scholarly approaches
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    • Date Published: November 1995
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521460590
    • length: 427 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 183 x 25 mm
    • weight: 1.105kg
    • contains: 96 b/w illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print April 2007
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: history painting: how it works Patricia M. Burnham and Lucretia Hoover Giese
    Part I. Historicity:
    1. The hoop of history: native American murals and the historical present Francis V. O'Connor
    2. John Trumbull historian: the case of the Battle of Bunker's Hill Patricia M. Burnham
    3. Democracy, regionalism, and the saga of Major André Ann Uhry Abrams
    4. 'Harvesting' the Civil War: art in wartime New York Lucretia Hoover Giese
    5. 'A stirring and crawling of the yeasty thing': evolution and misogyny in the art of Frederick Remington Alexander Nemerov
    6. Hidden histories: the Chicano experience Shifra M. Goldman
    7. Installing history Lisa G. Corrin
    Part II. Narrativity:
    8. Washington Allston: great painting as mute poetry Diana Strazdes
    9. History in natural sequence: the Civil War polyptych of Frederic Edwin Church Joni L. Kinsey
    10. '… one of the most powerful horrible and yet fascinating pictures …': Thomas Eakins' The Gross Clinic as history painting Eric M. Rosenberg
    11. Abstract expressionism as historical myth Stephen Polcari
    12. Revival, reflection, and parody: history painting in the postmodern era Mark Thistlethwaite
    Part III. Didactic Intent:
    13. History painting at the American Academy of the Fine Arts Carrie Rebora
    14. History as ideology
    or 'What You Don't See Can't Hurt You Mr. Bingham' Bryan J. Wolf
    15. Imperiled ideals: British historical heroines in antebellum American history painting Wendy Greenhouse
    16. Negotiating nationalism representing region: art history and ideology at the Minnesota and Texas capitols Emily Fourmy Cutrer
    17. The Jersey Homesteads mural: Ben Shahn, Bernarda Bryson, and history painting in the 1930s Susan Noyes Platt
    18. May Stevens: painting history as lived feminist experience Patricia Hills.

  • Editors

    Patricia M. Burnham, University of Texas, Austin

    Lucretia Hoover Giese, Rhode Island School of Design

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    Patricia M. Burnham, Lucretia Hoover Giese, Francis V. O'Connor, Ann Uhry Abrams, Alexander Nemerov, Shifra M. Goldman, Lisa G. Corrin, Diana Strazdes, Joni L. Kinsey, Eric M. Rosenberg, Stephen Polcari, Mark Thistlethwaite, Carie Rebora, Bryan J. Wolf, Wendy Greenhouse, Emily Fourmy Cutrer, Susan Noyes Platt, Patricia Hills

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