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The Resource Visual art and the urban evolution of the New South, Deborah C. Pollack

Visual art and the urban evolution of the New South, Deborah C. Pollack

Label
Visual art and the urban evolution of the New South
Title
Visual art and the urban evolution of the New South
Statement of responsibility
Deborah C. Pollack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Visual Art and the Urban Evolution of the New South recounts the enormous influence of artists in the evolution of six southern cities -- Atlanta, Charleston, New Orleans, Louisville, Austin and Miami -- from1865 to 1950. In the decades following the Civil War, painters, sculptors, photographers and illustrators in these municipalities employed their talents to articulate concepts of the New South, aestheticism and Gilded Age opulence and to construct a visual culture far beyond providing pretty pictures in public buildings and statues in city squares. As Deborah C. Pollack investigates New South proponents such as Henry W. Grady of Atlanta and other regional leaders, she identifies "cultural strivers"--Philanthropists, women's organizations, entrepreneurs, writers, architects, politicians and dreamers -- who united with visual artists to champion the arts both as a means of cultural preservation and as mechanisms of civic progress. Aestheticism, made popular by Oscar Wilde's southern tours during the Gilded Age, was another driving force in art creation and urban improvement. Specific art works occasionally precipitated controversy and incited public anger, yet for the most part artists of all kinds were recognized as providing inspirational incentives for self-improvement, civic enhancement and tourism, art appreciation and personal fulfillment through the love of beauty. Each of the six New South cities entered the late 19th century with fractured artistic heritages. Charleston and Atlanta had to recover from wartime devastation. The infrastructures of New Orleans and Louisville were barely damaged by war, but their social underpinnings were shattered by the end of slavery and postwar economic depression. Austin was not vitalized until after the Civil War and Miami was a post--Civil War creation. Pollack surveys these New South cities with an eye to understanding how each locale shaped its artistic and aesthetic self-perception across a spectrum of economic, political, gender and race issues. She also discusses Lost Cause imagery, present in all the studied municipalities. While many art history volumes concerning the South focus on sultry landscapes outside the urban grid, Visual Art and the Urban Evolution of the New South explores the art belonging to its cities, whether exhibited in its museums, expositions and galleries, or reflective of its parks, plazas, marketplaces, industrial areas, gardens and universities. It also identifies and celebrates the creative urban humanity who shaped the cultural, social and, at times, architectural framework for the modern Southern city
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Pollack, Deborah C
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Art, American
  • Art, American
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • ART
  • ART
  • Art, American
  • Art and society
  • Social conditions
  • Southern States
  • HISTORY
  • United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
  • Visual Arts
  • Art, Architecture & Applied Arts
  • Visual Arts - General
  • Art, Architecture & Applied Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Arts
Label
Visual art and the urban evolution of the New South, Deborah C. Pollack
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Atlanta : New South brilliance ascending from embers of Civil War -- Charleston : refined enchantment within a New South framework -- New Orleans : lofty art soaring above shallow ground -- Louisville : intertwining roots at the portal of North and South -- Austin : aesthetic mélange of grit, history, and Old South remembrance -- Miami, Miami Beach, and Coral Gables : Southern civilization of Northern dreams
Control code
ocn899265124
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611174335
Lccn
2014023117
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 2054851
  • 22573/ctv6vs1qw
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899265124
Label
Visual art and the urban evolution of the New South, Deborah C. Pollack
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Atlanta : New South brilliance ascending from embers of Civil War -- Charleston : refined enchantment within a New South framework -- New Orleans : lofty art soaring above shallow ground -- Louisville : intertwining roots at the portal of North and South -- Austin : aesthetic mélange of grit, history, and Old South remembrance -- Miami, Miami Beach, and Coral Gables : Southern civilization of Northern dreams
Control code
ocn899265124
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611174335
Lccn
2014023117
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 2054851
  • 22573/ctv6vs1qw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)899265124

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