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The West as America : reinterpreting images of the frontier, 1820-1920 / edited by William H. Truettner ; with contributions by Nancy K. Anderson ... [et al.].

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Anderson, Nancy K.
Denver Art Museum.
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
St. Louis Art Museum.
Truettner, William H.
Publication
Washington : Published for the National Museum of American Art by the Smithsonian Institution Press
Contents
An overview of westward expansion / Howard R. Lamar -- Ideology and image : justifying westward expansion / William H. Truettner -- Prelude to expansion : repainting the past / William H. Truettner -- Picturing progress in the era of westward expansion / Patricia Hills -- Inventing "the Indian" / Julie Schimmel -- Settlement and development : claiming the West / Elizabeth Johns -- "The kiss of enterprise" -- The western landscape as symbol and resource / Nancy K. Anderson -- "Doing the 'Old America'" : the image of the American West, 1880-1920 / Alex Nemerov.
Date
c1991.
Description
xiv, 389 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Notes
"Published on the occasion of the exhibition ... organized by the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, and shown at [the] National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., March 15-July 7, 1991, the Denver Art Museum, August 3-October 13, 1991, the Saint Louis Art Museum, November 9, 1991-January 12, 1992"--T.p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-379) and index.
Rodris Roth Library.
ISBN
1560980230 (h-cover : alk. paper)
1560980249 (pbk. : alk. paper)
GUSN
153795
Call Number
Roth F596.W493 1991
Descriptive terms
Description and travel Exhibitions.
Frontier and pioneer life Exhibitions.
Territorial expansion Exhibitions.
West (U.S.) in art Exhibitions.
Places
United States
West (U.S.)

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