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Coming of Age

American Art, 1850s to 1950s
by William C. Agee and Susan C. Faxon
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Pub Date: 2006
Format: Paperback with color illus.
Pages: 136 pp.
Size: 9.50 x 11.25 inches

ISBN: 9781885444332
TB Code: 1806088
Availability: 30 in stock

From the 1850s to the 1950s, American art and culture progressed from provincial status to international prominence, and American art transitioned from figurative depictions of the particular to abstract interpretations of universal ideals. This beautiful book chronicles this complex century of maturation through a selection of paintings from the extraordinary collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art. Coming of Age begins with Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church, and the Hudson River School landscapes that embody the new nationalism of mid-nineteenth-century America. Their successors, Luminists like Jasper Cropsey and Fitz H. Lane, infused their immediate surroundings with glowing light and crystalline clarity, while contemporary Barbizon-influenced tonalists, such as George Inness, sought to capture the American ethos through an emotional, atmospheric landscape language.