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By Barbara Novak

during this uncommon paintings, which Hilton Kramer in The ny instances booklet Review referred to as "surely the easiest ebook ever written at the subject," Barbara Novak illuminates what's basically American approximately American paintings. She highlights not just these facets that seem indigenously in our artwork works, but in addition these good points that regularly 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 in regards to the function in American artwork of spiritualism and arithmetic, conceptualism and the article, and Transcendentalism and the actual fact. She analyzes not just the work yet nineteenth-century aesthetics in addition, reaching a distinct synthesis of artwork 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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