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Title New York, art and cultural capital of the Gilded Age / edited by Margaret R. Laster, Chelsea Bruner
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Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Series Routledge research in art history
Contents Introduction -- Margaret R. Laster and Chelsea Bruner -- Part I. Creating the Art and Cultural Capital -- 1. Looking West from the Empire City: National Landscape and Visual Culture in Gilded Age New York -- David Scobey -- 2. The Franois Premier Style in New York: The William K. and Alva Vanderbilt House -- Kevin D. Murphy -- 3. Aestheticizing Tendencies in Hudson River School Landscape Painting at the Beginning of the Gilded Age -- Alan Wallach -- -- Part II. Institutionalizing Art and Culture in the Capital -- 4. The Lenox Library: New Yorks Lost Treasure House -- Sally Webster -- 5. Publishing and Promoting a New York City Art World: Scribners Illustrated Monthly, 18701881 -- Page Knox -- 6. An Unsung Hero: Henry Gurdon Marquand and His 1889 Gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Esme Quodbach -- -- 7. Metropolitan, Inc.: Public Subsidy and Private Gain at the Genesis of the American Art Museum -- John Ott -- 8. Un-Domesticating the Ideal: William Wetmore Story and The Metropolitan Museum of Art -- Lauren Lessing -- -- Part III. Depicting the Capital in Art and Culture -- -- 9. Before the Farragut: Who Was Augustus Saint-Gaudens? -- Thayer Tolles -- 10. Crossing Broadway: New York and the Culture of Capital in the Late Nineteenth Century -- David Jaffee -- 11. Bulls, Bears, and Buildings: William Holbrook Beards Wall Street -- Ross Barrett -- Afterword -- Joshua Brown
Introduction Margaret R. Laster and Chelsea Bruner Part I. Creating the Art and Cultural Capital 1. Looking West from the Empire City: National Landscape and Visual Culture in Gilded Age New York David Scobey 2. The François Premier Style in New York: The William K. and Alva Vanderbilt House Kevin D. Murphy 3. Aestheticizing Tendencies in Hudson River School Landscape Painting at the Beginning of the Gilded Age Alan Wallach Part II. Institutionalizing Art and Culture in the Capital 4. The Lenox Library: New York's Lost Treasure House Sally Webster 5. Publishing and Promoting a New York City Art World: Scribner's Illustrated Monthly, 1870-1881 Page Knox 6. An Unsung Hero: Henry Gurdon Marquand and His 1889 Gift to The Metropolitan Museum of Art Esmée Quodbach 7. Metropolitan, Inc.: Public Subsidy and Private Gain at the Genesis of the American Art Museum John Ott 8. Un-Domesticating the Ideal: William Wetmore Story and The Metropolitan Museum of Art Lauren Lessing Part III. Depicting the Capital in Art and Culture 9. Before the Farragut : Who Was Augustus Saint-GaudensThayer Tolles 10. Crossing Broadway: New York and the Culture of Capital in the Late Nineteenth Century David Jaffee 11. Bulls, Bears, and Buildings: William Holbrook Beard's Wall Street Ross Barrett ; Afterword; Joshua Brown
Summary Fueled by a flourishing capitalist economy, undergirded by advancements in architectural design and urban infrastructure, and patronized by growing bourgeois and elite classes, New York's built environment was dramatically transformed in the 1870s and 1880s. This book argues that this constituted the formative period of New York's modernization and cosmopolitanism--the product of a vital self-consciousness and a deliberate intent on the part of its elite citizenry to create a world-class cultural metropolis reflecting the city's economic and political preeminence. The interdisciplinary essays in this book examine New York's late nineteenth-century evolution not simply as a question of its physical layout but also in terms of its radically new social composition, comprising the individuals, institutions, and organizations that played determining roles in the city's cultural ascendancy
Subject Arts and society -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century
1870s.
1880s.
ARCHITECTURE -- History -- General.
ART -- Art & Politics.
American history.
Arts and society.
Civilization.
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richard Morris Hunt.
Wall Street.
antebellum.
architectural history.
art history.
bourgeois.
capitalism.
cosmopolitanism.
economic history.
economy.
finance.
historic preservation.
history of collecting.
material culture.
modernization.
nineteenth-century.
patronage.
urban infrastructure.
urban studies.
visual culture.
New York (N.Y.) -- Civilization -- 19th century
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898.
New York (State) -- New York.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bruner, Chelsea, editor.
Laster, Margaret R., editor.
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