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Description - Picturing the Americas by Peter John Brownlee

A bold and richly illustrated survey of the traditions and stylistic evolution of landscape painting in the Americas

As nations in the Americas gained independence in the early 19th century, a pictorial landscape tradition emerged. By 1840, landscape painting had become the primary medium for articulating conceptions of land and nation in the development of North and South American cultural identity. Picturing the Americas offers the first comprehensive treatment of this genre on both American continents, bringing into dialogue the landscape traditions of artists practicing between 1840 and 1940.

The catalogue is brilliantly illustrated with 260 color images, including works by U.S. artists Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, and Georgia O'Keeffe; Canadian artists Joseph Legare, Frances Anne Hopkins, and Lawren Harris; Mexico's Jose Maria Velasco, Uruguay's Joaquin Torres-Garcia, and Brazil's Tarsila do Amaral, among many others. Leading scholars offer a Pan-American perspective on these landscape traditions: essays consider the emergence of modernism, as well as how the development of landscape imagery reflects the intricately intertwined geographies and sociopolitical histories of the peoples, nations, regions, and diasporas of the two continents. ]]>

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300211504
ISBN-10: 0300211503
Format: Hardback
(286mm x 236mm x 27mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter John Brownlee

Peter John Brownlee is associate curator, Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago. Valeria Piccoli is chief curator, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil. Georgiana Uhlyarik is associate curator of Canadian art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

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