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Author Naeem, Asma, author.

Title Out of earshot : sound, technology, and power in American art, 1860-1900 / Asma Naeem.

Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.0407 NAE    Available
Description xi, 236 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Cultural and class distance in Homer's soundscapes -- Thomas Eakins, the musical sounds of progress, and the silencing of technological labor -- Thomas Wilmer Dewing, the gendering of listening, and Gilded Age elitism -- Epilogue.
Summary "How can sound invoke a collective memory or community? What does progress sound like? What does power sound like? How should painting relate to the masses? Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Thomas Wilmer Dewing considered these questions and took on the burden of picturing sound in the mute medium of painting with substantial urgency. This book considers the aural dimension of their pictures--both in terms of the sounds that they depict and the sounds occurring in front of them--as ideological products of period class, gender, cultural, racial, and technological discourses, and transports these overlooked sensorial conditions into the discipline of art history"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Homer, Winslow, 1836-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dewing, Thomas Wilmer, 1851-1938 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sound in art.
Painting -- United States -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780520298989 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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