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A Companion to American Art

by John Davis, Jennifer A Greenhill
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Book Details

Publication date:

Jun 2016

Publisher

John Davis, Jennifer A Greenhill

Pages

680

ISBN

0470671025
About this book

A Companion to American Art presents 35 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore the methodology, historiography, and current state of the field of American art history.

- Features contributions from a balance of established and emerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and other specialists
- Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debate between scholars on important contemporary issues in American art history
- Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in the writing of American art history, changing ideas about what constitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of art to public culture
- Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and current state of the field of American art history and suggests future directions of scholarship

CONTENTS
List of Figures xi
Notes on Contributors xvii
Acknowledgments xxiii
Introduction: American Art History Now: A Snapshot 1
John Davis, Jennifer A. Greenhill, and Jason D. LaFountain
Part I Writing American Art History 13
Part II Geographies: Rethinking Americanness 191
Part III Subjectivities 357
Part IV Art and Public Culture 487
Index 637