Nature and Culture

Nature and Culture : American Landscape and Painting, 1825-75

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This is a broad intellectual and cultural study of a main theme in 19th-century American art - landscape painting. It examines the ways - popular, philosophical, ethical and aesthetic - in which Americans of that period saw their landscape, with emphasis on the importance of science, spiritualism, evangelism, the sublime and transcendentalism. This edition is updated with a new preface.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 180.34 x 248.92 x 10.16mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 colour plates, numerous halftones, bibliography
  • 019510188X
  • 9780195101881

About Barbara Novak

About the Author: Barbara Novak is Altschul Professor of Art History at Barnard College and Columbia University and the author of numerous books on American art and culture, including American Painting in the Nineteenth Century.show more

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*Praise for the first edition: Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the American Book Award, and the Los Angeles Times Nonfiction Award. Chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one the year's ten best books"An impressive achievement."--The New York Times Book Reviewshow more

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