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by William H. Truettner,Roger Stein


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Picturing Old New England book. Then William Truettner, Roger Stein, and Bruce Robertson turn more directly to New England images and discuss a variety of artistic efforts to historicize the past.

Picturing Old New England book. They show that paintings of the Revolutionary War, of harvest scenes, or of genteel old New England towns served, for example, to provide reassurance to urban dwellers after the Civil War, to counteract the effects of modernism, and to encourage a sense of community during the Depression.

This beautiful book examines images of Old New England created between 1865 and .

The book begins with an introduction by Dona Brown and Stephen Nissenbaum that provides a historical background to the era. Truettner, William H; Stein, Roger B; National Museum of American Art (.

William H. Truettner, Roger Stein. When we think of New England, we envision village greens surrounded by neat, white-framed houses; tall elms and church spires; country stores; Yankee farmers; sailing ships; rocky coastlines; brilliant autumn foliage. Despite the fact that there is a New England of cities, factories, and an increasingly diverse ethnic population, it is the Old New England that Americans have always treasured, finding in it a kind of "national memory bank.

Picturing Old New England Image and Memory William H. Truettner . Picturing Old New England explores the power of the image over the evidence presented to our senses. Truettner and Roger B. Stein (eds), Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory. New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1999. Michael C. Batinski (a1).

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When we think of New England, we envision village greens surrounded by neat, white-framed houses; tall elms and church spires; country stores; Yankee farmers; sailing ships; rocky coastlines; brilliant autumn foliage. Despite the fact that there is a New England of cities, factories, and an increasingly diverse ethnic population, it is the Old New England that Americans have always treasured, finding in it a kind of “national memory bank.” This beautiful book examines images of Old New England created between 1865 and 1945, demonstrating how these images encoded the values of age and tradition to a nation facing complex cultural issues during the period. The book begins with an introduction by Dona Brown and Stephen Nissenbaum that provides a historical background to the era. Then William Truettner, Roger Stein, and Bruce Robertson turn more directly to New England images and discuss a variety of artistic efforts to historicize the past. They show that paintings of the Revolutionary War, of harvest scenes, or of genteel old New England towns served, for example, to provide reassurance to urban dwellers after the Civil War, to counteract the effects of modernism, and to encourage a sense of community during the Depression. They also examine paintings of coastal New England and favorite haunts of tourists and artists such as Winslow Homer and Marsden Hartley. The many images of Old New England, say the authors, represent shared cultural beliefs―ways of seeing the present in terms of a mythical past.This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., from April 2 to August 22, 1999.

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grand star
A treasure to read and look at. And delivered quickly too.
Cordantrius
This is a remarkable book. It could not exist but for cultural studies and postmodernism. The time frame is 1865 to 1945. By 1865 New England was the most highly urbanized area in the U.S. By 1875 more than half of the Massachusetts residents lived in cities.

Maine's greatest period of industrialization occurred between 1880 and 1910. In the last quarter of the century New England seemed to be thriving, but it was no longer in the economic vanguard. Also, growth for the cities meant crisis for the countryside. Rural isolated areas became vacation sites and artistic destinations. In the 1920's Massachusetts lost jobs in textiles and shoes.

From the 1870's and on vast numbers of scenic-rural paintings were produced. In the early 1870's APPLETON'S JOURNAL ran a series entitled picturesque America. Chapters included the coast of Maine, Providence, the White Mountains. A wealth of images were created by artists and writers. New England became a national memory bank.

The pilgrims and the Revolutionary War were historicized. After the Civil War antiquarianism was evident at all levels of society. The chapter on yankee modernism encompassing John Marin, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Charles Demuth is delightful. Artist biographies appear at the back of the book. The pictures are splendid.
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Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory download epub
History & Criticism
Author: William H. Truettner,Roger Stein
ISBN: 0300079389
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press/Smithsonian (March 11, 1999)
Pages: 255 pages