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 and periodicals




xiv, 389 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Frontier and pioneer life Exhibitions.
West (U.S.) in art Exhibitions.
Description and travel Exhibitions.
Territorial expansion Exhibitions.


Truettner, William H.
Anderson, Nancy K.
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Denver Art Museum.
St. Louis Art Museum.


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.


Washington : Published for the National Museum of American Art by the Smithsonian Institution Press


xiv, 389 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.


"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.


1560980230 (h-cover : alk. paper)
1560980249 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

Roth F596.W493 1991


West (U.S.)
United States