Art and the empire city : New York, 1825-1861 / edited by Catherine Hoover Voorsanger and John K. Howat.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xvi, 636 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Art, American 19th century


Voorsanger, Catherine Hoover.
Howat, John K.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)


Inventing the metropolis : civilization and urbanity in antebellum New York / Dell Upton -- Mapping the venues : New York City art exhibitions / Carrie Rebora Barratt -- Private collectors and public spirit : a selective view / John K. Howat -- Selling the sublime and the beautiful : New York landscape painting and tourism / Kevin J. Avery -- Modeling a reputation : the American sculptor and New York City / Thayer Tolles -- Building the empire city : architects and architecture / Morrison H. Heckscher -- The currency of culture : prints in New York city / Elliot Bostwick Davis -- "A palace for the sun" : early photography in New York City / Jeff L. Rosenheim -- "Ahead of th world" : New York city fashion / Caroline Rennolds Milbank -- The products of empire : shopping for home decorations in New York City / Amelia Peck -- "Gorgeous articles of furniture" : cabinetmaking in the empire city / Catherine Hoover Voorsanger -- Empire city entrepreneurs : ceramics and glass in New York City / Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen -- "Silver ware in great perfection" : the precious metals trades in New York City / Deborah Dependahl Waters.


New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ;
New Haven : Yale University Press


xvi, 636 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.


Exhibition held Sept. 19, 2000 through Jan. 7, 2001 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-617) and index.


0870999575 (hc. : alk. paper)
0870999583 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Call Number

Coll. N6535.N5 A28 2000

Material Type



New York (State) New York