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CURRIER & IVES' AMERICA: FROM A YOUNG NATION TO A GREAT POWER. Second edition. Walton Rawls. Abbeville Press, Inc., New York, 2015. Original edition published 1979 as The Great Book of Currier & Ives' America. 488 pp. with 435 ills. (345 col.). 31 x 25 cm. ISBN 9780789212580 In English.
Publisher's description: In the 1800s -- long before the days of photojournalism and cable news -- vibrant, contemporary depictions of news events, portraits of prominent political and social figures, and scenic views of the American wilderness were circulated throughout the growing nation. From the beginning of the exciting century that saw a small nation expand into a mighty world power, the famous lithographic firm of Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives produced over 7,000 prints, capturing scenes of American life in vivid detail. Currier & Ives prints were each colored individually, by hand, and collectors have prized their skilled craftsmanship and keen sense of composition for generations. This timeless collection, complete with more than three hundred illustrations in full color and a masterful text by historian Walton Rawls, captures a beloved piece of Americana. With festive holiday scenes, watershed historical moments, and idyllic depictions of the American countryside, this book will hold perennial appeal for lovers of history, art, and a classic take on the American experience.
Artist(s):Currier and Ives (firm); Currier, Nathaniel; Ives, James Merritt
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900 — Graphic Arts (Prints)
Plans: 70,54
Worldwide Number: 171226
Hardcover $45.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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