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Author ANDRUS, LISA FELLOWS

Title MEASURE AND DESIGN IN AMERICAN PAINTING, 1760-1860
Published [Place of publication not identified] ROUTLEDGE, 2018
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Series Routledge library editions. Art and culture in the nineteenth century
Contents <P>Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction: The Practical and Philosophical Background for Design and Measure 2. Out of the Craft Tradition 3. The Influence of Academic Instruction Books 4. The Role of the Academic Tradition 5. The Development of a Practical Basis for Institutionalized Art Education 6. The Role of Tools and Books in the Development of American Landscape Painting 7. The Aesthetic of Perspective; Afterword; Selected Bibliography; List of Illustrations; Illustrations</P>
Summary First published in 1977. The purpose of this study is to locate the sources for the American style of painting characterised by measure and design - the representation of the specific and familiar according to principles of pictorial order. The reader shall see that there were a variety of conventions available to the artist and that his selection of one or another of them depended upon pragmatic, philosophical, and aesthetic considerations
Subject Composition (Art)
Painting, American -- 18th century
Painting, American -- 19th century.
Visual perception.
American Art.
American History.
Art History.
Composition (Art)
Nineteenth-Century.
Painting, American.
Painting.
Visual perception.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429430353
042977270X
0429772718
0429772726
9780429430350
9780429772702
9780429772719
9780429772726