American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America
Random House, 20 aug. 1999
Beginning where American art itself began - five centuries ago, with the native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest - this book travels through to the late 1990s. It tells the story of how American artistic tradition was created: by public taste; by a landscape of unparalleled variety and richness; by a culture that stretched into dozens of foreign lands; and by a gallery of brilliant and idiosyncratic painters, sculptors and architects. Biographies, critical commentaries and anecdotes are included.
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - questbird - LibraryThing
A well-written overview of the history of American art, from Puritan origins through civil war, growing prosperity, modernism, depression, war, and rampant capitalism at the end of the twentieth ... Volledige review lezen
AMERICAN VISIONS: The Epic History of Art in AmericaGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
The ever voluble Hughes tackles 350 years of history with irony and gusto in this eminently readable handbook on American art. We live in a country shaped by colonization and immigration. This means ... Volledige review lezen