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Julia B. Rosenbaum - Visions of Belonging - 9780801444708 - V9780801444708
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Visions of Belonging

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Description for Visions of Belonging hardcover. Num Pages: 216 pages, 69. BIC Classification: 1KBBE; 3JH; ACVT; HBJK; HBLL. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 254 x 178 x 5. Weight in Grams: 714.

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries depictions of New England flooded the American art scene. Childe Hassam, Willard Metcalf, Theodore Robinson, and Julian Weir, and other well-known artists produced images of quaint villages, agricultural labor, scenic rural churches, and the distinctive New England landscape. Julia B. Rosenbaum asks why and how a range of artists—including Impressionist and Modernist painters and sculptors—and exhibitors fashioned this particular vision of New England in their work.

Against the backdrop of industrialization, immigration, and persistent post-Civil War sectionalism, many Americans yearned for national unity and identity. As Rosenbaum finds, New England emerged ... Read more

Beautifully illustrated with color plates and almost sixty halftones, Visions of Belonging explores the interplay between art objects and the shaping of loyalties and identities in a formative phase of American culture. It will appeal not only to art historians but also to anyone with an interest in nineteenth-century studies, the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, American studies, New England history and culture, and American cultural and intellectual history.

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Cornell University Press United States
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Ithaca, United States
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About Julia B. Rosenbaum
Julia B. Rosenbaum is Assistant Professor of Art History at Bard College.

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"Faced with rapid industrialization, burgeoning social conflict, and massive immigration, late-nineteenth-century New England elites embarked upon the construction of a national identity rooted in the imagined past of their own region. Julia Rosenbaum brilliantly charts how painters and sculptors, writers and intellectuals, economic elites and political players worked to define this identity, and how their imperial project eventually faltered on ... Read more

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