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The Resource Visions of America : pioneer artists in a new land, Ron Tyler ; quotations compiled by Fred Erisman

Visions of America : pioneer artists in a new land, Ron Tyler ; quotations compiled by Fred Erisman

Label
Visions of America : pioneer artists in a new land
Title
Visions of America
Title remainder
pioneer artists in a new land
Statement of responsibility
Ron Tyler ; quotations compiled by Fred Erisman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
...[A]rtist-explorers like Mark Catesby in the 1720s, George Caitlin in the 1830s, and Richard Kern in the 1840s risked and sometimes lost their lives to depict the exotic wildlife, native peoples, and extraordinary landscape [of the New World.] Meanwhile, commerical artists began producing meticulous portraits of towns and cities. More sophisticated artists - Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran -- realized they were living through a unique experience and found original ways of looking at a new world. [These images are] accompanied by excerpts from accounts by travelers, novelists, and the artists themselves. ... The commentaries are themselves the raw material of history at its most vivid and entertaining. The result is a powerful first-person evocation of the United States up to about 1876, when the centennial prompted Americans to assess their past, while the spread of photography heralded a new pictorial tradition for the future. -- from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Ronnie C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8214.5.U6
LC item number
T95 1983 Oversize
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Erisman, Fred
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Art, American
  • United States
  • Art, American
  • Travel
  • United States
  • Art, American
  • United States in art
  • United States
Label
Visions of America : pioneer artists in a new land, Ron Tyler ; quotations compiled by Fred Erisman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm10201392
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780500013182
Lccn
83050014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Charles Z. Lawrence Collection
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)10201392
Label
Visions of America : pioneer artists in a new land, Ron Tyler ; quotations compiled by Fred Erisman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm10201392
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780500013182
Lccn
83050014
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Charles Z. Lawrence Collection
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)10201392

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