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By Barbara Novak

during this exotic paintings, which Hilton Kramer in The ny occasions ebook Review referred to as "surely the easiest e-book ever written at the subject," Barbara Novak illuminates what's primarily American approximately American paintings. She highlights not just these elements that seem indigenously in our artwork works, but in addition these gains that always reappear over the years. Novak examines the work of Washington Allston, Thomas Cole, Asher B. Durand, Fitz H. Lane, William Sidney Mount, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Albert Pinkham Ryder. She attracts provocative and unique conclusions concerning the position in American artwork of spiritualism and arithmetic, conceptualism and the item, and Transcendentalism and the actual fact. She analyzes not just the work yet nineteenth-century aesthetics besides, attaining a distinct synthesis of paintings and literature.
Now to be had with a brand new preface and an up to date bibliography, this lavishly illustrated volume--featuring multiple hundred black-and-white illustrations and 16 full-color plates--remains one of many seminal works in American paintings history.

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