American Faces : A Cultural History of Portraiture and Identity

By: Saunders, Richard HMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Lebanon, NH : University Press of New England, 2016Description: 1 online resource (258 p.)ISBN: 9781611688931Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American Faces : A Cultural History of Portraiture and IdentityDDC classification: 704.9420973 LOC classification: N7593.S28 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 | The Rich -- 2 | Portraits for Everyone -- 3 | Fame -- 4 | Propaganda -- 5 | Self &Audience -- 6 | Rituals, Power, & Memory -- 7 | The Gallery -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary: A sweeping exploration of why and how we look at ourselves through art
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Cover -- Title Page -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 | The Rich -- 2 | Portraits for Everyone -- 3 | Fame -- 4 | Propaganda -- 5 | Self &Audience -- 6 | Rituals, Power, & Memory -- 7 | The Gallery -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

A sweeping exploration of why and how we look at ourselves through art

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Covering the span of US history (and prehistory), this attractive book presents artistic renderings of a wide range of Americans--the known and the less familiar--providing a kaleidoscopic vision of the US through portrait images. Saunders (history of art and architecture, Middlebury College; director, Middlebury College Museum of Art) presents the portraits in seven thematic groups: "The Rich," "Portraits for Everyone," "Fame," "Propaganda," "Self and Audience," "Rituals, Power, and Memory," and "The Gallery." The last reviews the variety of portrait media, including paintings, prints, political ephemera, sculpture (in the round and in relief), photographs, and so on. The subjects are carefully chosen, and the illustrations (all of high quality) are accompanied by details that include each subject's name, portraitist, date of composition, location of display or present collection, and other pertinent information about purpose. In providing this survey of "American faces," Saunders does not attempt a deeper analysis of the particular American "faciality" of the images. This is an intriguing treatment of portraiture and nationality identity. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers. --Richard Brilliant, Columbia University

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RICHARD H. SAUNDERS is director of the Middlebury College Museum of Art and professor of history of art and architecture. He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.

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