Measure and Design in American Painting, 1760-1860

1st Edition

Lisa Fellows Andrus

Published November 28, 2018
Reference - 434 Pages
ISBN 9781138366138 - CAT# K396818
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Art and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

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First published in 1977. The purpose of this study is to locate the sources for the American style of painting characterised by measure and design – the representation of the specific and familiar according to principles of pictorial order. The reader shall see that there were a variety of conventions available to the artist and that his selection of one or another of them depended upon pragmatic, philosophical, and aesthetic considerations.

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