Redefining American history painting / edited by Patricia M. Burnham, Lucretia Hoover Giese.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xvii, 409 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


Descriptive Terms

History in art.
Narrative painting, American.


Burnham, Patricia Mullan, 1935-
Giese, Lucretia H.


Introduction : History painting: how it works / Patrick M. Burnham and Lucretia Hoover Giese -- I. Historicity : The Hoop of history: Native American murals and the historical present / Francis V. O'Connor -- John Trumbull, historian: the case of the Battle of Bunker's Hill / Patricia M. Burnham -- Democracy, regionalism, and the saga of Major Andrâe / Ann Uhry Abrams -- "Harvesting" the Civil War: art in wartime New York / Lucretia Hoover Giese -- "A Stirring and crawling of the yeasty thing": evolution and misogyny in the art of Frederic Remington / Alexander Nemerov -- Hidden histories: the Chicano experience / Shifra M. Goldman -- Installing history / Lisa G. Corrin -- II. Narrativity : Washington Allston: great paintings as mute poetry / Diana Strazdes -- History in natural sequence: the Civil War polyptych of Frederic Edwin Church -- Joni L. Kinsey -- " of the most powerful, horrible, and yet fascinating pictures...": Thomas Eakins's The Gross clinic as history painting / Eric M. Rosenberg -- Abstract expressionism as historical myth / Stephen Polcari -- Revival, reflection, and parody: history painting in the postmodern era / Mark Thistlethwaite -- III. Didactic intent : History painting at the American Academy of the Fine Arts / Carrie Rebora -- History as ideology: or, "What you don't see can't hurt you, Mr. Bingham" / Bryan J. Wolf -- Imperiled ideals: British historical heroines in antebellum American history painting / Wendy Greenhouse -- Negotiating, nationalism, representing region: art, history, and ideology at the Minnesota and Texas capitols / Emily Fourmy Cutrer -- The Jersey homesteads mural: Ben Shahn, Bernarda Bryson, and history painting in the 1930's / Susan Noyes Platt -- May Stevens: painting history as lived feminist experience / Patricia Hills.


Cambridge ; New York :


xvii, 409 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-387) and index.


052146059X (hardback)

Call Number

Stacks ND1441.R43 1995