Coverart for item
The Resource Coming of age : American art, 1850s to 1950s, William C. Agee and Susan C. Faxon

Coming of age : American art, 1850s to 1950s, William C. Agee and Susan C. Faxon

Label
Coming of age : American art, 1850s to 1950s
Title
Coming of age
Title remainder
American art, 1850s to 1950s
Statement of responsibility
William C. Agee and Susan C. Faxon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Host institution
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the 1850s to the 1950s, American art and culture progressed from provincial status to international prominence, and American art transitioned from figurative depictions of the particular to abstract interpretations of universal ideals. This beautiful book chronicles this complex century of maturation through a selection of paintings from the extraordinary collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art. Coming of Age begins with Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, and the Hudson River School landscapes that embody the new nationalism of mid-nineteenth-century America. Their successors, Luminists like Jasper Cropsey and Fitz H. Lane, infused their immediate surroundings with glowing light and crystalline clarity, while contemporary Barbizon-influenced tonalists, such as George Inness, sought to capture the American ethos through an emotional, atmospheric landscape language. In the later 19th century, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Eastman Johnson depicted native subjects through the lens of realism. Childe Hassam and Maurice Prendergast brought Impressionist aesthetics to America, while expatriates including John Singer Sargent and James McNeil Whistler established themselves in European art capitals. In New York, turn-of-the-century Ashcan school painters captured the gritty cityscape that would later host champions of modernism Alfred Stieglitz, Man Ray, and Marsden Hartley. In the 1930s, European-trained artist Josef Albers introduced a generation of American painters to new theories of color and space from which emerged the breakthrough Abstract Expressionists. By the 1950s, American art had come of age, as Americans securely held the vanguard position in the international art world."--Publisher's website
  • "From the 1850s to the 1950s, American art and culture progressed from provincial status to international prominence, and American art transitioned from figurative depictions of the particular to abstract interpretation of universal ideals. This book chronicles this complex century of maturation through a selection of paintings from the collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover Massachusetts."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Agee, William C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6510
LC item number
.A44 2006 Oversize
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Faxon, Susan C.
  • Addison Gallery of American Art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Addison Gallery of American Art
  • Art, American
  • Art, American
  • Art
  • Addison Gallery of American Art
  • Art
  • Art, American
  • Massachusetts
Label
Coming of age : American art, 1850s to 1950s, William C. Agee and Susan C. Faxon
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published in conjuction with an exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, and at other venues beginning in 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-133) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The search for an American Expression, 1850-1917
  • Susan C. Faxon
  • American art, 1910-1950s: themes, traditions, continuities
  • William C. Agee
Control code
ocm63660262
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9781885444332
Lccn
2006003137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300115239
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63660262
Label
Coming of age : American art, 1850s to 1950s, William C. Agee and Susan C. Faxon
Link
Publication
Note
Published in conjuction with an exhibition at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, and at other venues beginning in 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-133) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The search for an American Expression, 1850-1917
  • Susan C. Faxon
  • American art, 1910-1950s: themes, traditions, continuities
  • William C. Agee
Control code
ocm63660262
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
136 pages
Isbn
9781885444332
Lccn
2006003137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780300115239
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)63660262

Library Locations

    • Swedenborg Library, Bryn Athyn CollegeBorrow it
      2925 College Drive, Bryn Athyn, PA, 19009, US
      40.1343319 -75.0607419
Processing Feedback ...