A Companion to American Art

A Companion to American Art

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qA Companion to American Artq presents 35 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore the methodology, historiography, and current state of the field of American art history. Features contributions from a balance of established and emerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and other specialists Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debate between scholars on important contemporary issues in American art history Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in the writing of American art history, changing ideas about what constitutes qAmericanness, q and the relationship of art to public culture Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and current state of the field of American art history and suggests future directions of scholarshipcompeting currents within and adjoining ecocritical art history are already raising questions. One question concerns how to reconcile a nationala€”even hemispherica€” framework of American art history with the intrinsic global transnationalism of ecology. ... The last a€œstate of the fielda€ essay on American art history in Art Bulletin, written by John Davis in 2003 and entitled a€œThe End of the American Century, a€anbsp;...

Title:A Companion to American Art
Author:John Davis, Jennifer A. Greenhill, Jason D. LaFountain
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2015-07-13


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