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American Views: Prospects and Vista Gloria-Gilda Deak

American Views: Prospects and Vista

Gloria-Gilda Deak

Published November 9th 1976
ISBN : 9780670120918
Hardcover
134 pages
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The growth of America and the burgeoning of its cities are splendidly documented in this rich selection of color prints and drawings which span the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries and represent the work of a venerable array of artists andMoreThe growth of America and the burgeoning of its cities are splendidly documented in this rich selection of color prints and drawings which span the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries and represent the work of a venerable array of artists and engravers - Havell, Bennett, Birch, Currier & Ives, Hill, LeMoyne, Marryat, Pelham, and Wall among them.Gloria-Gilda Deaks spirted essays amplify the historical background and artistic significance of each print, and, in the illuminating commentary he has contributed to this book, James Thomas Flexner focuses on the interplay of city and hinterland that shaped the character of American life.