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Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery Helen A. Cooper

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery

Helen A. Cooper

Published October 28th 2008
ISBN : 9780300122893
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368 pages
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The American experience—from its colonial beginnings to the modern age—has captured the imagination of all Americans, including its artists. This richly illustrated book explores works from the renowned collections of American paintings, decorativeMoreThe American experience—from its colonial beginnings to the modern age—has captured the imagination of all Americans, including its artists. This richly illustrated book explores works from the renowned collections of American paintings, decorative arts, prints, and photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery and creates a vivid portrait of a young country defining itself culturally, politically, and geographically.Distinguished scholars shed new light on American history by examining some of the most familiar and revered objects in American art—paintings by Trumbull, Peale, Copley, Eakins, Church, and Homer- silver by Revere and Tiffany- furniture by Roux and Connelly- and photographs by Muybridge, among others. The authors discuss how issues of cultural heritage, patriotism, politics, and exploration shaped America’s art as well as its attitudes and traditions.