Seeing High and Low

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Juni 2006



This novel anthology explores the historic boundaries between "high" (elite) art and other media traditionally defined as "low" by presenting thirteen case studies on visual culture's engagement with social controversies throughout American history.


Acknowledgments Introduction Patricia Johnston
1. Educating for Distinction? Art, Hierarchy, and Charles Willson Peale's Staircase Group David Steinberg
2. Samuel F.B. Morse's Gallery of the Louvre: Social Tensions in an Ideal World Patricia Johnston
3. Cartoons in Color: David Gilmour Blythe's Very Uncivil War Sarah Burns
4. Ain't I a Woman?": Anne Whitney, Edmonia Lewis, and the Iconography of Emancipation Melissa Dabakis
5. Cultural Racism: Resistance and Accommodation in the Civil War Art of Eastman Johnson and Thomas Nast Patricia Hills
6. Custer's Last Stand: High-Low on Old and New Frontiers Patricia M. Burnham
7. Reenvisioning This Well-Wooded Land" Janice Simon
8. At Home with Mona Lisa: Consumers and Commercial Visual Culture, 1880 1920 Katharine Martinez
9. Gustav Stickley's Designs for the Home: An Activist Aesthetic for the Upwardly Mobile Arlette Klaric
10. Handicraft, Native American Art, and Modern Indian Identity Elizabeth Hutchinson
11. Alone on the Sidewalks of New York: Alfred Stieglitz's Photography, 1892 1913 Joanne Lukitsh
12. The Colors of Modernism: Georgia O'Keeffe, Cheney Brothers, and the Relationship between Art and Industry in the 1920s Regina Lee Blaszczyk
13. The Invisibility of Race in Modernist Representation: Marsden Hartley's North Atlantic Folk Donna M. Cassidy
14. Caricaturing the Gringo Tourist: Diego Rivera's Folkloric and Touristic Mexico and Miguel Covarrubias's Sunday Afternoon in Xochimilco Jeffrey Belnap
15. The Norman Rockwell Museum and the Representation of Social Conflict Alan Wallach Contributors List of Illustrations Index


Patricia Johnston, Professor of Art History at Salem State College, is author of Real Fantasies: Edward Steichen's Advertising Photography (1997). She has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History at Harvard University.

EAN: 9780520241886
ISBN: 0520241886
Untertitel: Representing Social Conflict in American Visual Culture. 120 b/w photographs. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of California Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2006
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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