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GLOBAL TRADE AND VISUAL ARTS IN FEDERAL NEW ENGLAND. Ed. by Patricia Johnston and Caroline Frank. University of New Hampshire Press, Durham, 2014. New England in the World. Published in association with University Press of New England, Lebanon. 352 pp. with 139 ills. (27 col.). 25 x 17 cm. LC 2014-934745 ISBN 9781611685848 In English.
Paperbound edition available; see Worldwide 158552. Publisher's description: A highly original and much-needed collection that explores the impact of Asian and Indian Ocean trade on the art and aesthetic sensibilities of New England port towns in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This diverse, interdisciplinary volume adds to our understanding of visual representations of economic and cultural changes in New England as the region emerged as a global trading center, entering the highly prized East Indies trades. Examining a wide variety of commodities and forms including ceramics, textiles, engravings, paintings, architecture, and gardens, the contributors highlight New Englanders' imperial ambitions in a wider world. This book will appeal to a broad audience of historians and students of American visual art, as well as scholars and students of fine and decorative arts.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — United States, New England — 1600-1800, 1800-1900 — Several Media
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 158551
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