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Author Lovell, Margaretta M.

Title Art in a season of revolution : painters, artisans, and patrons in early America / Margaretta M. Lovell.

Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2005.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    306.4709 LOV    Available
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Description x, 341 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
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Series Early American studies
Early American studies.
Note Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-321) and index.
Contents Painters and their customers -- The picture in the painting -- The empirical eye : Copley's women and the case of the blue dress -- The remembering eye : Copley's men and the case of Joshua Henshaw -- The family : painterly and social constructions -- The drawing in the painting -- Money, art, family, and the cabinetmakers of Newport.
Summary "Focusing on the rich heritage of art-making in the eighteenth century, this illustrated book positions both wall-known painters and unknown artisans within the framework of their economic lives, their families, and the geographies through which they moved as they created notable careers and memorable objects. In considering painting and decorative arts simultaneously, Art in a Season of Revolution departs from standard practice and resituates painters as artisans. Moreover, it gives equal play to the lives of the makers and the lives of the objects, studying both within the interdependent social and economic webs linking local and distant populations of workers, theorists, suppliers, and patrons throughout the mercantile Atlantic." "Art in a Season of Revolution illuminates the participation of pictures, objects, and makers in their cultures. It invites historians to look at the material world as a source of evidence in their pursuit of even very abstract concerns such as the nature of virtue, the uses of identity, and the experience of time. Arguing in favor of a more complex approach to research at the nexus of aesthetic and ideological concerns, this provocative book challenges established frameworks for understanding the production of art in British America during the tumultuous decades bracketing the Revolution."--Jacket.
Subject Art, American -- New England -- 18th century.
Art, Colonial -- New England.
Art patronage -- New England -- History -- 18th century.
Art and society -- New England -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 0812238427 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780812238426 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780812219913 (paperback)
0812219910 (paperback)

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