Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic

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Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic
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A bold and richly illustrated survey of the traditions and stylistic evolution of landscape painting in the Americas

As nations in the Americas gained independence in the early 19th century, a pictorial landscape tradition emerged. By 1840, landscape painting had become the primary medium for articulating conceptions of land and nation in the development of North and South American cultural identities. Picturing the Americas offers the first comprehensive treatment of this genre on both American continents, bringing into dialogue the landscape traditions of artists practicing between 1840 and 1940.

Featuring 260 full-colour images, Picturing the Americas includes works by artists such as George Beaver, Fred Kabotie, Albert Bierstadt, Georgia O'Keeffe, Frances Anne Hopkins, Lawren Harris, José María Velasco, Joaquín Torres-García, and Tarsila do Amaral. Accompanying the reproductions are essays by leading scholars (including Jolene Rickard, Ihor Holubizky, and Natalia Majluf) that offer a Pan-American perspective on the emergence of modernism, landscape art's role in colonization, and how the development of landscape imagery reflects the intricately intertwined geographies and sociopolitical histories of peoples, nations, regions, and diasporas.

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9780300211504
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Hardcover
Publication Date: 
August 11, 2015