Anglo-American : Artistic Exchange Between Britain and the USA


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For the first time, a set of distinguished American and British art historians consider the complex history of Anglo-American relations from the colonial period through to the 1960s * Features a transatlantic group of scholars considering the impact of this relationship on the history of art in both nations * Offers a set of new approaches, and much new material relating to the history of British and American art * Situates the history of British and American art in the context of recent scholarship, offering a new reading of this key artistic interaction

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 210.82 x 271.78 x 17.78mm | 907.18g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • ChicesterUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 1444351435
  • 9781444351439
  • 1,907,247

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David Peters Corbett is Professor of Art History and American Studies at the University of East Anglia, and Editor of Art History. He has written widely on English and American art between 1850 and 1950, and has published most recently on the Ashcan School and on the problem of the past in the work of Charles Sheeler. Sarah Monks is Lecturer in Art History in the School of World Art Studies and Museology at the University of East Anglia. The author of Marine Painting in Britain, 1650-1850, and co-editor of Living with the Royal Academy: Artistic Ideals and Experiences in England, 1768-1848, both forthcoming, she is currently working on a new book project concerning the relationship between British art and global commerce, experience and imperial ideology during the eighteenth century.

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"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates 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.

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