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Description - The Coast and the Sea by Linda S. Ferber

This colourful volume presents over 50 of the best American marine paintings and artefacts from the New-York Historical Society's impressive maritime art collection. The works range in date from 1750 to 1940, and include paintings by Thomas Birch, John Frederick Kensett and Charlton T. Chapman, and objects such as scrimshaws and navigational instruments. An essay by curator Linda S. Ferber places the works within their wider historical and cultural narrative. The works are arranged in nine thematic sections, covering a range of subjects, including the Anglo-Dutch tradition in American marine art; the War of 1812 with its great sea battles and heroes; romantic and idealised visions of the sea; the merchant marine and maritime trade; views of the Hudson River and the great Port of New York; Gilded Age nostalgia for the great age of sail, with its clipper ships and majestic wind-jammers; and maritime art and crafts. AUTHOR: Linda S. Ferber is vice president and senior art historian of the New York Historical Society. Her books include Making American Taste: Narrative Art For a New Democracy and the American Landscapes of Asher B. Durand. 60 colour illustrations

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781907804311
ISBN-10: 1907804315
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 229mm x 0mm)
Pages: 104
Imprint: D Giles Ltd
Publisher: D Giles Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Linda S. Ferber

Linda S. Ferber is vice president and senior art historian of the Museum at the New-York Historical Society. She is the author of, most recently, 'Making American Taste: Narrative Art for A New Democracy' ISBN: 9781904832768 (2011).

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