American Visual Cultures

American Visual Cultures

By: John Beck (editor), David Holloway (editor)Paperback

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A major new textbook for students of contemporary American art and media, and modern American history. American Visual Cultures analyses the role of painting, photography, film, television, advertising, journalism and other visual media in the historical development of the United States from the Civil War to the present day. It offers a chronology of major debates and developments in modern US history and traces the social, political and economic factors that have shaped the development of visual forms and practices across time. Illustrated throughout, the book combines a wide range of critical approaches and is made up of new essays by internationally renowned scholars. A General Introduction, in which the editors discuss the theoretical and pedagogical approaches shaping the contemporary study of visual culture, with particular reference to the United States, is followed by four sections, each covering a defined chronological period: 1861-1929; 1929-1963; 1963-1980; 1980 to the present. Each section opens with an introduction by the editors, giving historical and cultural context and highlighting thematic and pedagogical links between essays. An annotated bibliography of suggested further reading completes this invaluable and unique resource for the student and teacher of modern American art, media and culture.

About Author

David Holloway is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Derby. John Beck is Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle.


Editors' General Introduction Part One: 1861-1929 Part Two: 1929-1963 Part Three: 1963-1980 Part Four: 1980- the Present Annotated bibliography of further reading Editors' General Introduction (David Holloway, University of Derby, UK, and John Beck, University of Newcastle, UK). PART 1: 1861-1929 Editors' Introduction to Part 1 (David Holloway, University of Derby, UK, John Beck, University of Newcastle, UK) 1. Representation of Native-Americans in 'Manifest Destiny' Art and Photography (Mick Gidley, University of Leeds, UK) 2. Masculine Definitions of Public Womanhood in Visual Cultures of the Civil War (Cynthia Empen, Director of the Staelens Art History Slide Library, Augustana College, Illinois, USA) 3. Redefining Protestantism/Masculinity in post-Civil War Visual Imagery (David Morgan, Valparaiso University, USA) 4. Endorsing 'Empire' and Negotiating Race in Representation of the World's Columbian Exposition (Chris Gair, University of Birmingham, UK) 5. Silent-era Hollywood (African Americans) Charlene Regester (University of North Carolina, USA) 6. Debates about War-Intervention, and the End of Progressivism in Visual Propagandas of WW1(David Holloway, University of Derby, UK) 7. The Impact of Modernist Art on American Advertising in the 1920s (Don McComb, Upper lowa University, USA) PART 2: 1929-1963 Editors' Introduction to Part 2 (David Holloway, University of Derby, UK, and John Beck, University of Newcastle, UK). 1. The Federal Arts Project and the Democratizing of American Art (A Joan Saab, University of Rochester, USA) 2. Debating the New Deal in American Film (Michael Ryan, Northeastern University, USA) 3. The Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Cultural Politics of the New Deal Canon (Eric Margolis, Arizona State University, USA) 4. Newsreels, and American Foreign Policy During WW2 (Pennee Bender, City University of New York, USA) 5. Contesting Cold War Consensus-Culture in 1950s' Photography (Neil Campbell, University of Derby, UK) 6. McCarthyism and the Construction of American Televisual Spectatorship (Catherine Celebrezze, New School for Social Research, New York, USA) 7. Dissenting images in Cold War Hollywood (Tony Shaw, University of Hertfordshire, UK) 8. Abstract Expressionism (David Wragg, University College Northampton, UK) PART 3: 1963-1980 Editors' Introduction to Part 3 (David Holloway, University of Derby, UK, and John Beck, University of Newcastle, UK) 1. Representation of the Kennedy Assassination in 1960s' Visual Culture (John Beck, University of Newcastle, UK) 2. Consumerism, Cosmopolitan, and the 'New Femininity' in 1960s' America (Bill Osgerby, University of North London, UK) 3. Photography Visual Cultures of the Civil Rights Movement (Deborah Willis, New York University) 4. Photographing the Vietnam War (John Louis Lucaites, Indiana University, USA, and Robert Hariman, Drake University, USA) 5. Strategies of Political Resistance in 1970s' American Art (Francis Frascina, Keele University, UK) 6. 'New Holl

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  • ISBN13: 9780826464859
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780826464859
  • ISBN10: 0826464858

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