Anglo-American: Artistic Exchange Between Britain and the USA

Anglo-American: Artistic Exchange Between Britain and the USA

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Edited by David Peters Corbett, Edited by Sarah Monks


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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 272mm x 18mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 21 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1444351435
  • ISBN 13: 9781444351439
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,873,886

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For the first time, a set of distinguished American and British arthistorians consider the complex history of Anglo-American relationsfrom the colonial period through to the 1960s * Features a transatlantic group of scholars considering theimpact of this relationship on the history of art in bothnations * Offers a set of new approaches, and much new material relatingto the history of British and American art * Situates the history of British and American art in thecontext of recent scholarship, offering a new reading of this keyartistic interaction

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Author information

David Peters Corbett is Professor of Art History andAmerican Studies at the University of East Anglia, and Editor ofArt History. He has written widely on English and Americanart between 1850 and 1950, and has published most recently on theAshcan School and on the problem of the past in the work of CharlesSheeler. Sarah Monks is Lecturer in Art History in the Schoolof World Art Studies and Museology at the University of EastAnglia. The author of Marine Painting inBritain, 1650-1850, and co-editor of Livingwith the Royal Academy: Artistic Ideals and Experiences in England,1768-1848, both forthcoming, she is currently working on a newbook project concerning the relationship between British art andglobal commerce, experience and imperial ideology during theeighteenth century.

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Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-divisionundergraduates through researchers/faculty. (Choice, 1 May 2013)

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A distinguished line-up of scholars from America and the UK consider the complex history of artistic relations between Britain and the USA, covering the years from the colonial period to the 1960s. The book presents a series of significant essays on artists including Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, Frederic Church, Georgia O'Keeffe and David Hockney, and addresses subjects such as the First World War, Pop Art, the Camden Town Group and Ashcan School, the legacies of slavery, and transatlantic travel. In the introduction, the editors analyse the nature and transformation of Anglo-American artistic interactions, and situate the relationship in the context of recent scholarship on comparative global art histories. Taking a comparative view of the shifting Anglo-American artistic relationship, this book opens new avenues of research in the art history of both Britain and America.

Table of contents

6 Notes on Contributors 8 Chapter 1 Anglo-American: Artistic Exchange between Britainand the USA David Peters Corbett and Sarah Monks 30 Chapter 2 The Wolfe Man: Benjamin West s Anglo-AmericanAccent Sarah Monks 52 Chapter 3 Failure to Deliver: Watson and the Shark and theBoston Tea Party Jennifer L. Roberts 74 Chapter 4 Picturesque Nostalgia as Ironic Dislocation: JoshuaShaw s Disruptive Visions of the Old New World Kenneth Haltman 92 Chapter 5 Details of Absence: Frederic Church and theLandscape of Post-Emancipation Jamaica Jennifer Raab 110 Chapter 6 Troubled Abstraction: Whiteness in Charles DanaGibson and George Du Maurier Jennifer A. Greenhill 132 Chapter 7 In seen and unseen places : The HenryG. Marquand House and Collections in England and America Melody Barnett Deusner 152 Chapter 8 Camden Town and Ashcan: Difference, Similarity andthe Anglo-American in the Work of Walter Sickert andJohn Sloan David Peters Corbett 174 Chapter 9 Losing Sight: War, Authority, and Blindness inBritish and American Visual Cultures, 1914-22 David M. Lubin 196 Chapter 10 The Madness of Art: Georgia O Keeffe andVirginia Woolf Alexander Nemerov 216 Chapter 11 Strange Encounters : ClaesOldenburg s Proposed Colossal Monuments for NewYork and London Jo Applin 236 Chapter 12 David Hockney: A Taste for Los Angeles Cecile Whiting 253 Index