The Italian Presence in American Art, 1760-1860

The Italian Presence in American Art, 1760-1860

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Annotation Sixteen essays examine aspects of American art that owe a debt to Italy and Italian artists. A central theme is the tension between perceptions of Italy as a mythic presence, the visual incarnation of spirit, and a contrasting ambivalence felt by many Americans about the cultural ties binding them to Europe despite their political independence. With some 200 illustrations, 36 in color. Not indexed. Pre-publication price, $49.95, until 12-31-90. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press ; Roma : Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 1989
ISBN: 9780585199177
Branch Call Number: 709.73 It
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 249 pages, 36 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)


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