American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America

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Beschrijving

Tekst: Robert Hughes

Uitvoering: Gebonden 

Aantal pagina’s: 636

Illustraties: Kleur en zwart-wit

Uitgever: The Harvill Press, 1997

Taal: Engels

Staat: Uitstekend

This is an exploration of America through the history of its art. It is a companion volume to the eight-part BBC-Television series. The book begins where American art itself began: five centuries ago, wth the Native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest through to the present. In between, it tells the story of how America’s artistic tradition was created: by public taste, by a landscape of great variety; by a culture that stretched into dozens of foreign lands; and by numerous painters, sculptors and architects. Biographies, critical commentaries and anecdotes all make up this volume.