Publisher description for American art : history and culture / Wayne Craven.


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Here is the most thorough, well-researched, and beautifully illustrated study ever to examine American art from a cultural perspective. The author presents art and artists within the context of their times, including insights into the styles, trends, and political climate that defined each important era.

He covers:
* Painting
* Sculpture
* Decorative arts
* Folk Art
* Architecture
* Photography

Highlighted by more than 750 magnificent illustrations (165 in full color), this reference surveys American art from its beginnings in the colonial period through contemporary works, and charts the growth of a distinctly American art culture.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Art, American.