Measure and Design in American Painting, 1760-1860

Measure and Design in American Painting, 1760-1860

by Lisa Fellows Andrus

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First published in 1977. The purpose of this study is to locate the sources for the American style of painting characterised by measure and design – the representation of the specific and familiar according to principles of pictorial order. The reader shall see that there were a variety of conventions available to the artist and that his selection of one or another of them depended upon pragmatic, philosophical, and aesthetic considerations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780429772719
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/07/2018
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Art and Culture in the Nineteenth Century , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 434
File size: 12 MB
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements;  Preface;  1. Introduction: The Practical and Philosophical Background for Design and Measure  2. Out of the Craft Tradition  3. The Influence of Academic Instruction Books  4. The Role of the Academic Tradition  5. The Development of a Practical Basis for Institutionalized Art Education  6. The Role of Tools and Books in the Development of American Landscape Painting  7. The Aesthetic of Perspective;  Afterword;  Selected Bibliography;  List of Illustrations;  Illustrations

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