Click to enlargeNature and Culture:
American Landscape and Painting 1825-1875
©1980 Barbara Novak

"The most important contribution to the understanding of Nineteenth-Century American art that has been written in our generation" John I.H.Baur, Whitney Museum of American Art.

CONTENTS:

PART ONE

I. Introduction: The Nationalist Garden and the Holy Book
II. Grand Opera and the Still Small Voice
III.Sound and Silence: Changing Concepts of the Sublime

PART TWO

IV. The Geological Timetable: Rocks
V. The Meterogical Vision: Clouds
VI. The Organic Foreground: Plants

PART THREE

VII. The Primal Vision: Expeditions
VIII. Man's Traces: Axe, Train, Figure

PART FOUR

IX. Arcady Revisited: Americans in Italy
X. America and Europe: Influence and Affinity

Notes
Selected Bibliography
List of Illustrations
Index


Barbara Novak's Essay On Divers Themes from Nature was part of the writings selected for the 1976 Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York...

  • The Natural Paradise: Painting in America 1800-1950 EXHIBITION at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976


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