American Encounters

American Encounters : Art and Culture from the Beginning to the Present

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For survey courses in American art that span ancient Indian cultures to the present. American Encounters is a long-awaited dynamic new narrative of the history of American art that focuses on historical encounters among diverse cultures, upon broad structural transformations such as the rise of the middle classes and the emergence of consumer and mass culture, and on the fluid exchanges between "high" art and vernacular expression. The text emphasizes the intersections among cultures and populations, as well as the influences, borrowings, and appropriations that have enriched and vitalized our collective cultural heritage. There was a readily perceived need for an up-to-date survey of American art that addressed the thematic, cultural, and historical concerns of the field in the 21st century. American Encounters offers a new narrative of American art organized around the theme of cross-cultural exchanges. It locates America at the cross-roads of cultural encounters between Asia, Africa, Europe, and the New World, for over five centuries. The authors do not treat traditions separately, rather they explore how peoples and cultures encounter and influence each other and then evolve based on an exchange of ideas, materials more

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 33.02mm | 1,882.4g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130300047
  • 9780130300041
  • 2,008,737

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New-York Historical Society / BOOKS THAT MATTER (What Historians Are Reading Now - A Series) Sunday, December 9, 2007 Rebecca Zurier is reading: AMERICAN ENCOUNTERS: ART, HISTORY, AND CULTURAL IDENTITY By: Angela L. Miller, Janet C. Berlo, Bryan J. Wolf, and Jennifer L. Roberts The reach of this lavishly illustrated textbook extends beyond the classroom, as should its readership. A sweeping story of encounters between Native American and colonial artists, homegrown talent and cosmopolitans, builders and materials, and highbrows and lowbrows at the crossroads of five continents, it presents the bumptious pageant that has inspired a new generation of scholarship on the history of American art. Sidebars explain everything from Moundbuilders to Modernism but what shines are the original research and interpretive passages that bring to light dozens of lesser-known creators while helping us see old favorites anew. Rebecca Zurier is Associate Professor of the History of Art at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Picturing the City: Urban Vision and the Ashcan more

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Part 1: From Ancient Times to the Late Colonial Era Chapter 1: The Art of Indigenous Americans before 1500 c.e. The Art of the Eastern Woodlands Framing the Discourse: New World Origins Framing the Discourse: Names and Native Americans The Art of Archaic and Woodland Cultures Poverty Point Hopewell Culture Mississippian Culture Myths and Legends: Nineteenth-Century Myths of the Moundbuilders Moundville Spiro Cahokia Arctic Alaska Old Bering Sea Culture Ipiutak Stage Ancient Art of the Southwest From Basketmakers to Potters and Architects Anasazi or Ancestral Pueblo Chaco Canyon Mimbres Painted Pottery Art and Culture Change in the Proto-historic Period: Hopi, Zuni, and Acoma Conclusion Chapter 2: The Old World and the New: First Phases of Encounter, 1492 European Images of the New World: The First Century The Earliest Images Columbus Landing in the Indies Paradise and Hell The "Noble Savage" A Beckoning Princess Fast Forward: The Long History of the Feathered Headdress The Empirical Eye of Commerce John White De Bry's Great Voyages New World Maps Ceremonies of Possession The Spanish Requirimiento The French and the Timucua The English: Taking Possession of the Land Indigenous Eastern North America: Forging a Middle Ground New Materials and New Markets "Powhatan's Mantle" Horse Effigy Comb War Club Pipe Tomahawk A Pair of Ceremonial Pouches A Painted Hide Wampum: A Contract in Shells Fast Forward: The Repatriation of Wampum "Fond of Finery": Portraiture and Self-Display Hendrick and John: Eighteenth-century Gentlemen at the Boundaries of Cultures Northern New Spain: Crossroads of Cultures A "Bi-Ethnic" Society The Matachines Dance Pueblo and Mission in New Mexico Fast Forward: Santa Fe Fiesta-Reenacting the Conquest Acoma Adobe: Converging Traditions The Mission and Convent of San Esteban at Acoma Pueblo The Church of San Agustin at Isleta Pueblo The Mission Church and Convent of San Jose at Laguna Pueblo Pecos Pueblo and Mission: An Intercultural Zone The Segesser Hides: A Pictorial Record of Spanish and Pueblo Bravery on the Great Plains in 1720 Conclusion Chapter 3: Early Colonial Arts, 1632-1734 Designing Cities, Partitioning Land, Imaging Utopia Hispanic Patterns of Land Settlement in North America El Cerro de Chimayo British Patterns of Land Settlement in North America An engraved map of Savannah New Haven Organic, Grid, Radial Boston Myths and Legends: The Puritan Ideal New York City Philadelphia The Ordinance of 1785 The District of Columbia Seventeenth-Century Painting: Puritans in Kid Gloves Portraits The Freake Portraits The Mason Children Captain Thomas Smith's Self-Portrait Hispanic Village Arts The Santero Tradition Saint Joseph by Rafael Aragon Retablo Painting and the Santero Tradition Retablo at San Jose, Laguna Pueblo Santero Painting Fast Forward: The Virgin of Guadalupe: Transnational Icon Native Elements in Santero Painting Architecture and Memory The Spanish in the Southeast: Saint Augustine Castillo San Marcos, in Saint Augustine Building in New England and Virginia Hingham Meeting House, Hingham, Massachusetts Saint Luke's Church, Smithfield, Virginia Houses Myths and Legends: Myth of the Log Cabin Bacon's Castle, Surry County, Virginia Ward House, Salem, Massachusetts Fairbanks House, Dedham, Massachusetts Methods and Techniques: Reading Architectural Plans Style and Substance Design, Material Culture, and the Decorative Arts The Seventeenth-Century Interior The Chair Methods and Techniques: Theories of architectural preservation The Court Cupboard A Silver Sugarbox Textiles Embroidery A Native Basket The Carver's Art: Colonial New England Gravestones "The Charlestown Stonecutter" The Lamson Family Carvers Representing Race: Black in Colonial America The First Africans in America Colonoware The Descent into Race-Based Slavery in America Two African American Slave Sculptures Conclusion Chapter 4: Late Colonial Encounters: The New World, Africa, Asia, and Europe, 1735-1797 The African Diaspora Thomas Coram's View of Mulberry (House and Street) The Shotgun House Framing the Discourse: Diaspora and Creolization The African House Virginia: Eighteenth-Century Land Art Oak Alley Plantation (Vacherie, Louisiana) Mount Vernon Methods and Techniques: The Classical Orders Palladio and "Georgian" Building Palladio's Four Books Georgian Domestic Architecture Mount Airy, in Virginia Mount Pleasant, in Pennsylvania Whitehall, in Rhode Island Georgian Religious Architecture The Quaker Meeting House The Touro Synagogue Trinity Church The "Colonial Church" The Mission System in Texas, Arizona, and California Fast Forward: New England Meets Hawaii Texas Missions San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo Arizona Missions: San Xavier del Bac San Xavier del Bac California: The Mission Santa Barbara Mission Santa Barbara The Crafted Object Ben Franklin's Porringer Cultural Contexts: Colonial Money Paul Revere the Silversmith Sons of Liberty Bowl The Line of Beauty The Combination of Aesthetic Languages in Decorative Objects The Colonial Artisan John Goddard, Master Cabinetmaker The Cosmopolitan Wigwam Artists Painting Copley and West: Beacon Hill and the Academy Copley's Colonial Portraits West's History Paintings Painting, Portraiture and Race Justus Kuhn's Henry Darnall III as a Child Sea Captains Carousing at Surinam, by John Greenwood Watson and the Shark Conclusion Part 2: From Ancient Times to the Late Colonial Era Chapter 5: Art, Revolution, and The New Nation, 1776-1828 The American Revolution in Print, Paint, and Action Print Wars The Deplorable State of America The Bloody Massacre "Playing Indian" Reinterpreting the Revolution: John Trumbull Cultural Contexts: Festivals and Parades The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill, 17 June, 1775 Celebrating Franklin and Washington Franklin as Experimentalist The "Athenaeum Portrait" Fast Forward: Washington as Zeus The African American Enlightenment Scipio Morehead's portrait of Phyllis Wheatley Liberty Displaying the Arts and Sciences by Samuel Jennings Joshua Johnston Fast Forward: Two Versions of Education Classical America Thomas Jefferson's Western Prospect Monticello The Virginia State Capitol The University of Virginia Capitols in Stones and Pigment Charles Bulfinch, Architect The United States Capitol A Portrait of the Capitol: Morse's The House of Representatives Cultural Contexts: The White House Domestic Life Gore Place, a Neoclassical Home A Carved Mahogany Chair, attributed to Samuel McIntire Cultural Contexts: The China Trade Ladies' Furnishings Fast Forward: A Greek Revival Interior Women's Artistic Education Painting in the New Nation Portraiture and Commercial Life: Gilbert Stuart The Skater Painting and Citizenship: Charles Willson Peale The Staircase Group The Artist in his Museum Myth and Eroticism: John Vanderlyn Ariadne Asleep on the Isle of Naxos Early Romanticism: Washington Allston Elijah in the Desert Moonlit Landscape (Moonlight) Conclusion Chapter 6: The Body Politic, 1828-1865 The Language of Emotion Home and Family Lilly Martin Spencer "Sentimentalism in Nature" Sculpture Harriet Hosmer Edmonia Lewis Hiram Powers Gothic America Lyndhurst Architect, by Alexander Jackson Davis Moss Cottage, Oakland, California Gothic Revival Furnishings The American Woman's Home Egyptian Revival The Washington Monument A Silver Sauceboat Art of the People Quilts and Women's Culture, 1800-1860 Baltimore Album Quilts Friendship Quilts Raising Funds and Social Awareness Folk and Vernacular Traditions Rural Painters Silhouettes "Just for Pretty" 187 Fraktur 187 Native Imagery in Vernacular Art Shaker Art and Innovation Shaker Box Shaker Furniture Shaker Spiritual Visions The Cultural Work of Genre Painting Culture vs. Commerce: Allston, Morse, Mount The Poor Author and the Rich Bookseller The Gallery of the Louvre The Painter's Triumph: A Reply to Morse Woodville: the Pleasures and Perils of the Public Sphere War News from Mexico Politics in an Oyster House Street Scenes John Carlin Young Husband: First Marketing, by Lilly Martin Spencer Framing the Discourse: Hannah Stiles and the "Trade and Commerce Quilt" Mount: Abolitionism and Racial "Balance" Farmers Nooning Eel Spearing at Setauket Antebellum Anti-Sentimentalist: Blythe Slaves and Immigrants John Quidor Minstrel Shows Conclusion: Domesticity and the West Chapter 7: Native and European Arts at the Boundaries of Culture: The Frontier West and Pacific Northwest, 1820s-1850s Plains Cultures of the West: From Both Sides The Myth of the Frontier Setting Differences Aside on the New Frontier Native Plains Culture in the 1820s and 1830s The Vision Quest Picturing Prowess Chief Mah-to-toh-pa as Portrayed by George Catlin Mah-to-toh-pa's Depictions of his Own Heroic Exploits "Authentic" Indians Plains Women's Artistry in Quills and Beads Quillwork A Northern Plains Dress Trade Beads George Catlin's Indian Gallery William Fiske's Portrait of Catlin Documenting "A Dying Race" Fast Forward: The Indian as Spectacle Living Traditions and Icons of Defeat The "Vanishing" American Indian The "Good" Indian The "Bad" Indian George Bingham and the Domestication of the West Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers Through the Cumberland Gap Bingham's Aesthetic Fur Traders Descending the Missouri Framing the Discourse: Institutional Contexts: The American Art-Union The Bawdy West Native Arts of Alaska Tlingit Art: Wealth and Patronage on the Northwest Coast The Whale House of the Raven Clan Raven and the Sun Methods and Techniques: Formlines and Ovoids: The Building Blocks of Northwest Coast Design Trade Goods The Concept of at.oow Aleut, Yupik, and Inupiaq Arts: Hunters and Needleworkers Fast Forward: Tlingit Art, Ownership, and Meaning Across the Generations A Waterproof Parka of Seal Intestine A Hunting Visor Bending Wood and Bone Fast Forward: Intercultural Arts in Nome, Alaska, circa 1900 Conclusion Chapter 8: Why Paint Landscapes? Framing the Discourse: A Brief History of the Word "Landscape" Picturesque Beginnings Looking East from Denny Hill View Near Fishkill Picturesque Parks Mount Auburn Framing the Discourse: Memorializing Death Central Park Picturesque Architecture: Andrew Jackson Downing Rotch House The Anti-Picturesque: Functionalism and "Yankee Ingenuity" Mechanized Manufacture Balloon Frame Construction Interchangeable Parts The Sublime: The Formation and Development of the Hudson River School of Painting The Practice of Landscape Appreciation Catskill Mountain-House Niagara Falls Politics By Other Means: Thomas Cole Expulsion from the Garden of Eden The Course of Empire Democratizing the Landscape: Asher B. Durand Kindred Spirits The New National Landscape: Frederic Edwin Church The Influence of Claude Lorrain and the "Middle Landscape" Merging the Local with the National: New England Geology and Church's "Great Picture": Heart of the Andes Feminizing the Landscape: Luminism John Kensett Fitz Henry Lane Sanford R. Gifford Representing War Daguerreotypes and Early Photography Photographic Documents of Slavery Mathew Brady and his "Gallery of Illustrious Americans" The Photographic Image and the Civil War Images of the Fallen War and Peace Prisoners from the Front by Winslow Homer Two Versions of the Home Front Conclusion Part 3: From Ancient Times to the Late Colonial Era Chapter 9: Post-War Challenges: Reconstruction, the Centennial Years, and Beyond, 1865-1900 Representing "Race": From Emancipation to Jim Crow Thomas Nast: Racial Caricature and the Popular Press The Mixed Legacy of Emancipation: Monuments to Freedom The Freedman A Quilt by a Former Slaveowner Saint-Gaudens's Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw: Common and Uncommon Soldiers The Post-War South: Richard Brooke and Winslow Homer A Pastoral Visit Dressing for the Carnival The Gulf Stream The Turtle Pound Harriet Powers's Bible Quilts: Popular Religion and Black Emancipation Henry Ossawa Tanner The Banjo Lesson Facing Off: Divided Loyalties Compositional and Thematic Polarity The Morning Bell The Persistence of the Past: The Colonial Revival The Puritan The Shingle Style Quaint, Endearing, and Comforting Popular Prints and the Emergence of Cultural Hierarchies Chromolithography Methods and Techniques: Print Techniques The Post-War West: Expansion, Incorporation, and the Persistence of the Local, 1860-1900 Landscape Art, Photography, and Post-War National Identity "Booster Artwork": Yosemite and the Sierra Nevadas Cultural Contexts: Circulating the West "Disinterested Knowledge": Yellowstone and other Surveys of the West New Mexico and Arizona Territories: Local Cultures and Expanding Markets Pueblo Pottery and Carving Navajo Weaving and Worldview The Art of the Penitente Brotherhood The Clash of Cultures, From Both Sides Plains Ledger Drawings: Native Commemoration in an Era of Change Sitting Bull's Exploits as depicted by Four Horns Prison Drawings from Fort Marion Wohaw of Two Worlds Black Hawk's Vision of a Thunder Being The Noble Indian and the "Vanishing Race," Once Again The End of the Trail The Dawes Act The Song of the Talking Wire Myths and Legends: The Past as Spectacle: Buffalo Bill Cody's "Wild West" The North American Indian by Edward Curtis "Alaska Views" Conclusion Chapter 10: A New Internationalism: The Arts in an Expanding World, 1876-1900 The Cosmopolitan Spirit in American Art Generational Divisions The Artist and His Studio Breaking Home Ties Japonisme: The Meeting of East and West Framing the Discourse: Race and Class: "Highbrow" and "Lowbrow" American Impressionism Childe Hassam: Aestheticizing the City John Henry Twachtman: Beyond Impressionism American Expatriates: At Home Abroad John Singer Sargent James Abbott McNeill Whistler Methods and Techniques: The Fine Art Print Mary Cassatt and Henry Ossawa Tanner The Marketplace of Styles The Crazy Quilt Mania and the Philadelphia Exposition The New American Architecture The Influence of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris Richard Morris Hunt Origins of the Skyscraper History and the Individual Talent: H. H. Richardson Trinity Church, Boston Architecture and the New Metropolis: Louis Sullivan The Department Store The Office Building The Transportation Building Reform and Innovation: Handcraft and Mechanization in the Decorative Arts, 1860-1910 Origins in Social Theory Herter Brothers Cultural Contexts: Inventions, Patents, and the (Non)Collapsible Chair Women Designers and Artistic Collaboration The Arts and Crafts Movement Cultural Contexts: Hawaiian Quilts and Cross-Cultural Collaborations California Baskets and the Arts and Crafts Movement Tiffany, American Indian Basketry Design, and the 1900 Paris Exposition Awakening the Senses: The Glasswork of Tiffany and Company and John La Farge Conclusion Chapter 11: Exploration and Retrenchment: The Arts in Unsettling Times, 1890-1900 Victorian into Modern: Exploring the Boundaries between Mind and World Framing the Discourse: Victorian The Antimaterialist Impulse: Symbolism and Tonalism George Inness Willard Metcalf Albert Pinkham Ryder Trompe l'Oeil: "The Real Thing"? Cultural Contexts: American Art and the New Perceptual Psychology John Haberle Late Homer, Early Modernism Right and Left Feminine/Masculine: Gender and Late-Nineteenth-Century Arts Women Artists and Professionalization A Woman's Self-Portrait Men Painting Women; Women Painting Themselves Getting Together for Tea The Life of Leisure The Female Experience The Artifice of Feminine Behavior Thomas Eakins: Restoring the (Male) Self Mechanization Sets the Terms Life of the Mind, Life of the Body Portrait of Frank Hamilton Cushing: Crossing Cultures Reasserting Cultural Authority The Universal Language of Art Monumental Architecture in the Age of American Empire The Library of Congress The Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893 Photography and Modernity Jacob Riis: "Capturing" the Slum How the Other Half Lives The People Take the Pictures: Democratizing Photography with the Kodak 'Modernizing Vision': Eadweard Muybridge and Instantaneous Photography Conclusion Part 4: From Ancient Times to the Late Colonial Era Chapter 12: The Arts Confront the New Century: Renewal and Continuity, 1900-1920 Early-Twentieth-Century Urban Realism Framing the Discourse: Modernism/Modernity/Modernization The Ashcan Artists Robert Henri: "The Art Spirit" George Bellows John Sloan and the Act of Looking Ethnic Caricature Gender and the Ashcan Artists Graphic Satire in The Masses The Social Documentary Vision: Lewis Hine The Road to Abstraction Cultural Nationalism/Aesthetic Modernism: Alfred Stieglitz Fast Forward: Disney's Fantasia: Middlebrow Modernism Stieglitz as Gallery Owner Stieglitz as Magazine Publisher Stieglitz's Equivalents Stieglitz and His Circle Cultural Contexts: The Lyrical Left Organic Abstraction: Arthur Dove Georgia O'Keeffe Stieglitz and O'Keeffe: "Love in the Machine Age" Fast Forward: Vision as Meditation An Organic Expressionist: John Marin Photography: From Pictorialism to "Straight" Establishing Photography as a Fine Art The Photo-Secession "Pictorialist" Photography The Beginnings of Photographic Modernism The Steerage Paul Strand Fast Forward: Modernist Photography in the 1930s and the f.64 Group Conclusion Chapter 13: Transnational Exchanges: Modernism and Modernity Beyond Borders, 1913-1940 American Apprenticeship to European Modernism Before the Armory Show An American in Paris The Armory Show Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 American Modernity, From Both Sides New York dada: A Transatlantic Collaboration Framing the Discourse: Winning the Public Over to Modernism Emigre Influence Gender Play The Primitive and the Modern Duchamp and the "Readymade" Alexander Calder: Reinventing the Gadget Expatriation and Internal Exile Between the Wars Ironic Distance: Gerald Murphy and Josephine Baker Homosexual Exiles: Romaine Brooks, Marsden Hartley, and Charles Demuth Comfortably at Home in the Not-at-Home: Stuart Davis Sculpture: The Primitive and the Modern Direct Carving: Modernist Primitivism in Sculpture William Zorach John Flannagan A Stylized Modernism: European Emigres and American Sources Elie Nadelman Gaston Lachaise Alexander Archipenko Architectural Encounters: Transnational Circuits The Early Career of Frank Lloyd Wright American Architecture Abroad "Silo Dreams": American Industrial Architecture and European Modernism The Modern American Industrial Factory Conclusion Chapter 14: The Arts and the City, 1913-1940 The Skyscraper in Architecture and the Arts Designing for Modernity: The "Moderne" Style Luxury Interiors Glamorous Garments Cubism in the American Grain The View from the Top Cubistic Camerawork The Skyscraper City Imaginary Skyscrapers and Visionary Artists Y.T.T.E. Simon Rodia's Watts Towers The Urban/Industrial Image in 1910-30 From Fragmentation to Unity Max Weber Joseph Stella Precisionism: Modernist Classicism and the Aesthetics of Immobility Charles Sheeler "Tombstones of Capitalism" The Commercial Landscape of the Everyday "Modern Vernacular" Stuart Davis Photography and Advertising: Modernism Allied to Commerce Steichen as Ad Artist The Painter, the Poet, and the City: Charles Demuth's Poster Portrait of William Carlos Williams The City and Popular Media: Comics and Animation Little Nemo George Herriman's Krazy Kat A Comic Strip by a Modernist Artist The Beginnings of Animation: "Felix the Cat" The Human City: Spectacle, Memory, Desire The City as Spectacle: Reginald Marsh Quiet Absorption: Isabel Bishop's Women The Emergence of Urban Black Culture Archibald Motley, Jr. The Margins of the Modern: Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield Edward Hopper Charles Burchfield The Dream-life of Popular Culture Joseph Cornell Henry Darger Conclusion Chapter 15: Searching for Roots, 1918-1940 The Rediscovery of America Forging Continuities with the Nineteenth-century Craft Tradition Framing the Discourse: The Usable Past Sheeler's Barns Folk Art Revival The Dark Side of the "Folk" The Regionalist Philosophy "Commodification" of Folk and Native Art The Politics of Artistic Regionalism John Steuart Curry Thomas Hart Benton Art Colonies and the Anti-modern Impulse Romantic Regionalism in California and New Mexico "Mission Revival" Style "Pueblo Revival" or "Santa Fe" Style The Biography of a Building Norman Rockwell: Illustrator for the American People? Preservation, Tradition, and Reinvention in the Twentieth Century Potters, Painters and Patrons: The Market for Pueblo Arts Pueblo Watercolors and Awa Tsireh Maria Martinez and the Marketing of Pueblo Pottery The Reinvention of Tradition: Twentieth-Century Santero Art Festivals: Invented Traditions and Ancestral Memories Fast Forward: The Late-Twentieth-Century Santero Revival "Fiestas Patrias" Hispanic Ethnic Festivals "Days of the Dead" Carnival Mardi Gras "Tribes" The "New Negro" Movement and Versions of a Black Art The Black Artist and the Folk Sargent Johnson William Johnson Vernacular Black Artists of the Twentieth Century Horace Pippin William Edmondson Bill Traylor James Hampton Fast Forward: Lonnie Holley: A Contemporary Vernacular Artist Conclusion 515 Chapter 16: Social Visions: The Arts in the Depression Years, 1929-91 The Depression and the Narrative Impulse Mexican Muralists and Their Influence on Public Art Framing the Discourse: Taylorization and the Assembly Line "Speed-up" Diego Rivera in Detroit Jose Clemente Orozco at Dartmouth Charles White Social Realism Ben Shahn Fast Forward: The Continuing Relevance of Mexican Art Philip Evergood Epics of Migration Jacob Lawrence Aaron Douglas Dis-Articulating Identity: Isamu Noguchi Anti-Fascism and the Democratic Front: Abstraction and Social Surrealism Federal Patronage: Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA) A Fresco for a Garment Workers' Community A Native American Muralist at the Department of the Interior A Typical Post Office Mural A New Deal for Indians The Renovation of Chief Shakes's House Archaism in Public Sculpture The Varieties of Photographic Documentary The "File": The Farm Security Administration and "the Camera with a Purpose" Dorothea Lange Margaret Bourke-White and Walker Evans: Documentary Extremes You Have Seen Their Faces Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Design and Architecture in the 1930s: Corporate Patronage and Individual Genius Mass-Marketing the Modern: Industrial Design The Streamlined Style The Machine Art Show at the Modern Lewis Hine's Men at Work Corporate Utopias: The World's Fairs of the 1930s Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s Fallingwater Conclusion Chapter 17: Cold War and the Age of the Atom, 1945-1960: Consensus and Anxiety in the Arts The Crisis of the Subject: From Narrative to Myth and Symbol in the 1940s "Magic Realism" Andrew Wyeth Henry Koerner "Modern Man" and "Primitive" Ritual Arshile Gorky: Abstraction and Memory The Origins of Abstract Expressionism Early Jackson Pollock Pollock's Drip Paintings Methods and Techniques: Jackson Pollock and Navajo Sand Painting The Abstract Expressionist Movement Color Field Painting The Abstract Expressionist Sculptor: David Smith Cultural Contexts: Abstract Art and American Quilts Framing the Discourse: Abstract Expressionism and the Rhetoric of Nature The "Triumph" of Abstract Expressionism and Beyond The Contradictions of Success Helen Frankenthaler and the "Soak-Stain" Method Pacific Rim Influences Mark Tobey All-Over Composition and the Break from Hierarchy Image Culture, Gender Crisis, and Identity in the 1950s "The Girl Back Home" Willem de Kooning's Woman George Tooker's Waiting Room Beyond Abstract Expressionism Jasper Johns Robert Rauschenberg Photography: From Photojournalism to the Eccentric Eye Photojournalism Robert Capa Eugene Smith The Family of Man New York Photographers Diane Arbus Post-war Design and the Domestication of Modernism Museums and the Marketing of "Good Design" Cultural Contexts: Communities of Taste Charles and Ray Eames Machines to Bodies: Biomorphic Design The International Style: Architecture as Icon Mies van der Rohe and the Corporate Building Organic Design: Architecture as Sculpture Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal Conclusion Part 5: From Ancient Times to the Late Colonial Era Chapter 18: Art into Life: 1960-1980 The Space and Objects of Everyday Life: Performance, Pop, and Minimalism Performance Happenings Fluxus Pop Art, Consumerism, and Media Culture The Store and The Factory The Commercial Unconscious Warhol's Disaster Series War and Consumption: F-111 Minimalism Precursors of Minimalism in Painting Donald Judd and Carl Andre Critical Debates about Minimalism Framing the Discourse: The Politics of Assemblage Sol LeWitt and Dan Flavin: the Role of the Viewer The Figure in Crisis Bodily Dispersions: Postminimalism, Dance, and Video Eva Hesse and Postminimalism Yvonne Rainer and a New Choreography Video and the new-media body The Subject and the System: Conceptual Art and Body Art Defining Conceptual Art Contractual Procedures Information and its Failures The Artist's Body: Eleanor Antin and Chris Burden Figures of Resistance T. C. Cannon and Betye Saar: Reanimated Stereotypes Murals, on and off the wall American Spaces Revisited Challenging the Museum Hans Haacke and Vito Acconci Mierle Laderman Ukeles The Mediated Landscape Robert Smithson Christo and Jeanne-Claude Ana Mendieta Broken Homes Womanhouse Gordon Matta-Clark Framing the Discourse: Art and Feminism in the 1970s Conclusion Chapter 19: American Art in Flux, 1980-present "The Death of the Artist" in Postmodernism Film Stills by Cindy Sherman Sherrie Levine's Rephotographs Framing the Discourse: 1970s Feminism vs 1980s Feminism Postmodern Theories of Reference Postmodern Pastiche in Architecture Art and Language Jenny Holzer Guerrilla Girls Glenn Ligon Consumption, Critique, and Complicity Haim Steinbach Jeff Koons David Hammons Krzysztof Wodiczko Jaune Quick-To-See Smith The Culture Wars Andres Serrano's Piss Christ Controversies over Public Funding The AIDS Crisis The New Arts of Memory Monuments and Memorials Redefined Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Memory and the Museum James Luna Fred Wilson Craft Anachronism Samplers by Elaine Reichek Clay Figures by Roxanne Swentzell Silhouettes by Kara Walker Contemporary American Art and Globalization Nomads Cyborgs Hybrids Conclusionshow more

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