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

  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 177.8 x 256.54 x 25.4mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 8 colour plates, numerous halftones, bibliography
  • 0195103521
  • 9780195103526

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*Praise for the first edition: "The most important contribution to the undertanding of nineteenth-century American art that has been written in our generation."--John I.H. Baur, Whitney Museum of American Art"It's a thinker's book, as much as a looker's, and it could be read with pleasure and enlightenment even by people who have never looked at a painting and have no intention of starting now."--John Russell, The New York Review of Books"An impressive achievement."--The New York Times Book Review"Probes the crucial area of cultural ideas with both a depth and breadth that are bound to affect our thinking afresh."--John Wilmerding, National Gallery of Art *Praise for the first edition: "The most important contribution to the undertanding of nineteenth-century American art that has been written in our generation."--John I.H. Baur, Whitney Museum of American Art"It's a thinker's book, as much as a looker's, and it could be read with pleasure and enlightenment even by people who have never looked at a painting and have no intention of starting now."--John Russell, The New York Review of Books"An impressive achievement."--The New York Times Book Review"Probes the crucial area of cultural ideas with both a depth and breadth that are bound to affect our thinking afresh."--John Wilmerding, National Gallery of Art *Praise for the first edition: "The most important contribution to the undertanding of nineteenth-century American art that has been written in our generation."--John I.H. Baur, Whitney Museum of American Art "It's a thinker's book, as much as a looker's, and it could be read with pleasure and enlightenment even by people who have never looked at a painting and have no intention of starting now."--John Russell, The New York Review of Books "An impressive achievement."--The New York Times Book Review "Probes the crucial area of cultural ideas with both a depth and breadth that are bound to affect our thinking afresh."--John Wilmerding, National Gallery of Art *Praise for the first edition: "The most important contribution to the undertanding of nineteenth-century American art that has been written in our generation."--John I.H. Baur, Whitney Museum of American Art "It's a thinker's book, as much as a looker's, and it could be read with pleasure and enlightenment even by people who have never looked at a painting and have no intention of starting now."--John Russell, The New York Review of Books "An impressive achievement."--The New York Times Book Review "Probes the crucial area of cultural ideas with both a depth and breadth that are bound to affect our thinking afresh."--John Wilmerding, National Gallery of Art *Praise for the first edition: "The most important contribution to the undertanding of nineteenth-century American art that has been written in our generation."--John I.H. Baur, Whitney Museum of American Art"It's a thinker's book, as much as a looker's, and it could be read with pleasure and enlightenment even by people who have never looked at a painting and have no intention of starting now."--John Russell, The New York Review of Books"An impressive achievement."--The New York Times Book Review"Probes the crucial area of cultural ideas with both a depth and breadth that are bound to affect our thinking afresh."--John Wilmerding, National Gallery of Artshow more

About Barbara V. Novak

About the Author: Barbara Novak is 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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