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THE WEST AS AMERICA: REINTERPRETING IMAGES OF THE FRONTIER, 1820-1920. Ed. by William H. Truettner. National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1991. Published by Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 406 pp. with 331 ills. (109 col.). 26 x 26 cm. LC 90-41379 ISBN 1560980230 In English.
Documenting a thoughtful exhibition of 164 paintings, sculptures, prints and photographs by such artists as Bierstadt, Bingham, Moran, Catlin, Remington, Russell and Wimar, this catalogue offers a rigorous reassessment of the role of 19th- and early 20th-century artists in creating and perpetuating misconceptions concerning the Western frontier and Native Americans. Six substantial essays critically examine the aims of the artists and the interests of their patrons, emphasizing the ways in which depictions of Western themes served to promote national expansion and to disguise its troubling realities.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900 — Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,10,17,22
Worldwide Number: 022988
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