The end of landscape in nineteenth-century America / Maggie M. Cao
Cao, Maggie M. 1983-
Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902 Criticism and interpretation
Heade, Martin Johnson 1819-1904 Criticism and interpretation
Church, Frederic Edwin 1826-1900 Criticism and interpretation
Blakelock, Ralph Albert 1847-1919 Criticism and interpretation
Thayer, Abbott Handerson 1849-1921 Criticism and interpretation
Sargent, John Singer 1856-1925 Criticism and interpretation
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xi, 261 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
ND1351.5 .C27 2018
AAPG copy 39088019785666 Purchased from the Arts Libraries Endowment.
Preface : What end? -- Introduction : inventions and failures -- Closure : Albert Bierstadt's last pictures -- Sabotage : Martin Johnson Heade and Frederic Church -- Insolvency : Ralph Blakelock's economic accretion -- Camouflage : Abbott Thayer and John Singer Sargent -- Afterword : un-landing landscape
"The End of Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America examines the dissolution of landscape painting in the late nineteenth-century United States. Focusing on the unorthodox artworks of four painters--Albert Bierstadt, Martin Johnson Heade, Ralph Blakelock, and Abbott Thayer--Maggie M. Cao proposes a new way of thinking about these artists' unexpected interventions and how they challenged, mourned, or revised the conventions of landscape painting, a major cultural project for nineteenth-century Americans. Through rich analysis of artworks at the genre's unsettling limits, Cao shows that landscape played a crucial role in the American encounter with modernity and was the genre through which American art most urgently sought to come to terms with the modern world"--Provided by publisher.