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Title The West as America : reinterpreting images of the frontier, 1820-1920 / edited by William H. Truettner ; with contributions by Nancy K. Anderson ... [et al.].

Imprint Washington : Published for the National Museum of American Art by the Smithsonian Institution Press, c1991.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  978.02074 W52 1991    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xiv, 389 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Note "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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-379) and index.
Contents 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 -- "Kiss of enterprise" : Western landscape as symbol and resource / Nancy K. Anderson -- "Doing the 'Old America'" : the image of the American West, 1880-1920 / Alex Nemerov.
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Exhibitions.
West (U.S.) -- In art -- Exhibitions.
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel -- Exhibitions.
United States -- Territorial expansion -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Truettner, William H.
Anderson, Nancy K.
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
Denver Art Museum.
St. Louis Art Museum.
ISBN 1560980249 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1560980230 (h-cover : alk. paper)

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