Art as evidence : writings on art and material culture / Jules David Prown.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xii, 304 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Art, American 18th century.
Art, American 19th century.
Material culture


Prown, Jules David.


An Anatomy book by John Singleton Copley -- John Singleton Copley in New York -- The art historian and the computer : an analysis of Copley's patronage, 1753-1774 -- Style as evidence -- Mind in matter : an introduction to material culture theory and method -- The expedition against the Ohio Indians in 1764 under Colonel Bouquet : two early drawings by Benjamin West -- Benjamin West's family picture : a nativity in Hammersmith -- Charles Willson Peale in London -- John Trumbull as history painter -- Winslow Homer in his art -- Thomas Eakins' Baby at play -- Raphaelle Peale : Fruit in a silver basket -- The truth of material culture : history or fiction? -- Material/culture : can the farmer and the cowman still be friends? -- The promise and perils of context -- In pursuit of culture : the formal language of objects -- Benjamin West and the use of antiquity -- A course of antiquities at Rome, 1764.


New Haven, CT : Yale University Press


xii, 304 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-297) and index.


0300084315 (cloth : alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks N6507.P745 2001


United States.