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DISCOVERED LANDS, INVENTED PASTS: TRANSFORMING VISIONS OF THE AMERICAN WEST. Jules David Prown et al. Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, 1992. Organized by Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, in association with Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven. 234 pp. with 144 ills. (50 col.). 25 x 23 cm. LC 92-53537 ISBN 0300057229 In English.
Accompanying an exhibition of more than 75 paintings and some 50 drawings, prints and sculptures representing the work of Catlin, Moran, Bierstadt, Miller, Church, Remington, O'Keeffe and other noted artists, this catalogue features an interdisciplinary examination of the historical, art historical and cultural issues informing depictions of the American West. Six essays explore such topics as the narrative character of Western landscape paintings, the social and political values reflected in portrayals of frontier women and Native Americans, and the impact of book illustrations and large-edition prints on the formation of popular visions of the West.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1800-1900 — Painting
Plans: 01,06,07,17,22
Worldwide Number: 023566
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