The Resource Compass and clock : defining moments in American culture : 1800, 1850, 1900, John Wilmerding

Compass and clock : defining moments in American culture : 1800, 1850, 1900, John Wilmerding

Label
Compass and clock : defining moments in American culture : 1800, 1850, 1900
Title
Compass and clock
Title remainder
defining moments in American culture : 1800, 1850, 1900
Statement of responsibility
John Wilmerding
Title variation
Compass & clock
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book a prominent art historian offers a new approach to the study of American intellectual history. By analyzing masterworks of literature as well as art and architecture within their cultural context, he vividly demonstrates how America expressed itself at various crucial stages in the nineteenth century as it evolved into a nation."--Jacket
  • "John Wilmerding focuses on three turning points - around 1800, when America began to find its identity as a republic; 1850, a self-confident period of prosperity and growth; and 1900, a time of anxiety over profound changes in the psychological as well as the physical dimension
  • The author provides stimulating discussions of the great works of these three periods - from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Charles Willson Peale's Staircase Portrait to Thoreau's Walden and George Caleb Bingham's Fur Traders Descending the Missouri to The Education of Henry Adams and the late paintings of Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer - finding common threads and complementary expressions in the images that writers and visual artists alike drew upon to convey the mood and vision of each distinctive era."--Jacket
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committed to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilmerding, John
Dewey number
973.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.1
LC item number
.W528 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Space and time
  • Space and time in literature
  • Space and time in art
  • United States
  • United States
  • American literature
  • Art, American
  • Architecture
Label
Compass and clock : defining moments in American culture : 1800, 1850, 1900, John Wilmerding
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Paradoxes of Tension and Calm
  • The Painters' Illuminations: Lane, Bingham, and Church
  • The Writers' Renaissance: Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman
  • The Architect's Abstractions: Robert Mills
  • Circa 1900: Disorientation
  • Memoirs, Music, and Meditations
  • Inner Sight: Saint-Gaudens, Homer, Peto, and Eakins
  • The Self as History and Literature: Henry Adams
  • The New Century's New Energies
  • Epilogue: Circa 2000
  • Introduction: Clockwise America
  • Prologue: Articulating Independence
  • Circa 1800: Expanding Horizons
  • Ideas, Individuals, and Issues
  • Jefferson's Visions
  • The Peales: Painting and Science
  • Noah Webster and American Language
  • Circa 1850: Apex and Apogee
Control code
ocm40453117
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780810940963
Lccn
98054103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)40453117
Label
Compass and clock : defining moments in American culture : 1800, 1850, 1900, John Wilmerding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Paradoxes of Tension and Calm
  • The Painters' Illuminations: Lane, Bingham, and Church
  • The Writers' Renaissance: Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman
  • The Architect's Abstractions: Robert Mills
  • Circa 1900: Disorientation
  • Memoirs, Music, and Meditations
  • Inner Sight: Saint-Gaudens, Homer, Peto, and Eakins
  • The Self as History and Literature: Henry Adams
  • The New Century's New Energies
  • Epilogue: Circa 2000
  • Introduction: Clockwise America
  • Prologue: Articulating Independence
  • Circa 1800: Expanding Horizons
  • Ideas, Individuals, and Issues
  • Jefferson's Visions
  • The Peales: Painting and Science
  • Noah Webster and American Language
  • Circa 1850: Apex and Apogee
Control code
ocm40453117
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780810940963
Lccn
98054103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)40453117

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