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The Resource Narrating the landscape : print culture and American expansion in the nineteenth century, Matthew N. Johnston

Narrating the landscape : print culture and American expansion in the nineteenth century, Matthew N. Johnston

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Narrating the landscape : print culture and American expansion in the nineteenth century
Title
Narrating the landscape
Title remainder
print culture and American expansion in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Matthew N. Johnston
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The American nineteenth century saw a largely rural nation confined to the Eastern Seaboard conquer a continent and spawn increasingly dense commercial metropolises. This time of unprecedented territorial and economic growth has long been thought to find its most sweeping visual equivalent in the period's landscape paintings. But, as Matthew N. Johnston shows, the age's defining features were just as clearly captured in, and motivated by, visual material mass-produced through innovations in printing technology. Illustrated railroad and steamboat guidebooks, tourist literature, reports of geological surveys, ethnographic studies: all of these new print vehicles brought new meanings to the interplay of time, space, and place as American continental expansion peaked. Instrumental to that project of national and industrial growth, these commercial and scientific publications introduced readers, travelers, and citizens to a changing North American landscape made more accessible by new travel routes blazed between 1825 and 1875. More fundamentally, as Johnston shows in his nuanced analysis, by simulating new temporal frameworks through their presentation of landscape, these print materials established new models of consumption and new kinds of knowledge critical to expansion. Johnston relates these sources to traditional art historical subjects--the landscapes of the Hudson River school, luminist paintings by John Kensett and William Trost Richards, Native portraits painted by George Catlin, and photographs by Timothy O'Sullivan--to show how key discourses associated with expansion shifted away from picturesque strategies pairing imagery and narrative toward entirely new forms that gave temporal structure to viewers' experience of an emerging modernity."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1970-
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Johnston, Matt
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
NE954.2
LC item number
.J65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Charles M. Russell Center series on art and photography of the American West
Series volume
Volume 24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Landscapes in art
  • Landscape prints, American
  • Art and society
  • United States
  • United States
  • Druckgrafik
  • Bildpublizistik
  • Illustration
  • Landschaft
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • USA
Label
Narrating the landscape : print culture and American expansion in the nineteenth century, Matthew N. Johnston
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-232) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Landscape and Narrative in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture -- Reading the Past outside the Window : Competing Visions of History in Paintings and Railroad Guidebooks -- The Anatomy of Greed : Newport Tourist Literature and the Luminist Works of William Trost Richards and John Frederick Kensett -- 'Walking Statues' : Narrative and Landscape in Early American Ethnology -- The Figuration of Time in the Geological Surveys of the West
Control code
922970867
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780806152233
Lccn
2015037905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922970867
Label
Narrating the landscape : print culture and American expansion in the nineteenth century, Matthew N. Johnston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Landscape and Narrative in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture -- Reading the Past outside the Window : Competing Visions of History in Paintings and Railroad Guidebooks -- The Anatomy of Greed : Newport Tourist Literature and the Luminist Works of William Trost Richards and John Frederick Kensett -- 'Walking Statues' : Narrative and Landscape in Early American Ethnology -- The Figuration of Time in the Geological Surveys of the West
Control code
922970867
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780806152233
Lccn
2015037905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922970867

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