Charles Sheeler and the Cult of the Machine

Charles Sheeler and the Cult of the Machine

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Charles Sheeler (1886-1965) was one of the most noted American painters and photographers to embrace the iconography of the machine. But was he high priest or heretic in the religion of mass production and technology that dominated his era? Karen Lucic considers this intriguing question while telling us Sheeler's story, and showing us how Sheeler produced images of extraordinary aesthetic power that provocatively confirmed America's technological and industrial prestige in vivid detail.64 Home Sweet Home, 1931, oil (91.4 x 73.7). Detroit ... Gift of the Society for Contemporary American Art. 67 Self-Portrait, 1923, conte crayon, gouache and pencil (50.0 x 65.4). Museum of ... 69 Interior with Stove, 1932, conte crayon ( 72.39anbsp;...

Title:Charles Sheeler and the Cult of the Machine
Author:Karen Lucic
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1991


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