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The Resource Nocturne : night in American art, 1890-1917, Hélène Valance, translated by Jane Marie Todd

Nocturne : night in American art, 1890-1917, Hélène Valance, translated by Jane Marie Todd

Label
Nocturne : night in American art, 1890-1917
Title
Nocturne
Title remainder
night in American art, 1890-1917
Statement of responsibility
Hélène Valance, translated by Jane Marie Todd
Title variation
Night in American art, 1890-1917
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The turn of the twentieth century witnessed a surge in the creation and popularity of nocturnes and night landscapes in American art. In this original and thought-provoking book, Hélène Valance investigates why artists and viewers of the era were so captivated by the night. Nocturne examines works by artists such as James McNeill Whistler, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Edward Steichen, and Henry Ossawa Tanner through the lens of the scientific developments and social issues that dominated the period. Valance argues that the success of the genre is connected to the resonance between the night and the many forces that affected the era, including technological advances that expanded the realm of the visible, such as electric lighting and photography; Jim Crow-era race relations; America's closing frontier and imperialism abroad; and growing anxiety about identity and social values amid rapid urbanization. This absorbing study features 150 illustrations encompassing paintings, photographs, prints, scientific illustration, advertising, and popular media to explore the predilection for night imagery as a sign of the times"--Book jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valance, Hélène,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
N8233.N53
LC item number
V3513 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Todd, Jane Marie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Night in art
  • Light and darkness
  • Vision
  • Art, American
  • Art, American
  • Art, American
  • Light and darkness
  • Night in art
  • Vision
Label
Nocturne : night in American art, 1890-1917, Hélène Valance, translated by Jane Marie Todd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Nuits américaines: l'art du nocturne aux États-Unis, 1890-1917"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Antivisions: the redefinition of vision by science and technology -- A paradoxical aesthetics -- The image in crisis: vision questioned by science and technology -- The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction -- Visions of the mind and spirit -- Heart of darkness: the nocturne as metaphor for racial difference -- Inverted light: the nocturne in the age of imperialism -- Vanishing Indians: nostalgic reminiscence and haunting presence -- A blueblood landscape: the nocturne as white art in Jim Crow America -- Landscape reconfigured: urban nocturnes -- Contrast, confrontation, and spectacle: the alterity of urban nights -- Shadow presences: the figure in the urban landscape -- The urban nocturne and the redefinition of the American landscape
Control code
1005106160
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780300223996
Lccn
2017961776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1005106160
Label
Nocturne : night in American art, 1890-1917, Hélène Valance, translated by Jane Marie Todd
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Nuits américaines: l'art du nocturne aux États-Unis, 1890-1917"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Antivisions: the redefinition of vision by science and technology -- A paradoxical aesthetics -- The image in crisis: vision questioned by science and technology -- The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction -- Visions of the mind and spirit -- Heart of darkness: the nocturne as metaphor for racial difference -- Inverted light: the nocturne in the age of imperialism -- Vanishing Indians: nostalgic reminiscence and haunting presence -- A blueblood landscape: the nocturne as white art in Jim Crow America -- Landscape reconfigured: urban nocturnes -- Contrast, confrontation, and spectacle: the alterity of urban nights -- Shadow presences: the figure in the urban landscape -- The urban nocturne and the redefinition of the American landscape
Control code
1005106160
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9780300223996
Lccn
2017961776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1005106160

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