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Of arms and artists : the American Revolution through painters' eyes, Paul Staiti

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Of arms and artists : the American Revolution through painters' eyes
Title
Of arms and artists
Title remainder
the American Revolution through painters' eyes
Statement of responsibility
Paul Staiti
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The images accompanying the founding of the United States--of honored Founders, dramatic battle scenes, and seminal moments--gave visual shape to Revolutionary events and symbolized an entirely new concept of leadership and government. Since then they have endured as indispensable icons, serving as historical documents and timeless reminders of the nation's unprecedented beginnings. As Paul Staiti reveals in Of Arms and Artists, the lives of the five great American artists of the Revolutionary period--Charles Willson Peale, John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart--were every bit as eventful as those of the Founders with whom they continually interacted, and their works contributed mightily to America's founding spirit. Living in a time of breathtaking change, each in his own way came to grips with the history being made by turning to brushes and canvases, the results often eliciting awe and praise, and sometimes scorn. Ever since the passing of the last eyewitnesses to the Revolution, their imagery has connected Americans to 1776, allowing us to interpret and reinterpret the nation's beginning, generation after generation. The collective stories of these five artists open a fresh window on the Revolutionary era, making more human the figures we have long honored as our Founders, and deepening our understanding of the whirlwind out of which the United States emerged "--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 759.13
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
ND236
LC item number
.S73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Of arms and artists : the American Revolution through painters' eyes, Paul Staiti
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Art and the American Revolution -- Charles Willson Peale's War -- Philadelphia's Founding Artist -- Benjamin West's Peace -- John Singleton Copley's Patriots -- John Adams' Piece of Vanity -- John Trumbull's Martyrs -- Thomas Jefferson's Invitation -- Gilbert Stuart's Washington -- John Trumbull's Second Act
Control code
2016007703
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781632864659
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016007703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Of arms and artists : the American Revolution through painters' eyes, Paul Staiti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Art and the American Revolution -- Charles Willson Peale's War -- Philadelphia's Founding Artist -- Benjamin West's Peace -- John Singleton Copley's Patriots -- John Adams' Piece of Vanity -- John Trumbull's Martyrs -- Thomas Jefferson's Invitation -- Gilbert Stuart's Washington -- John Trumbull's Second Act
Control code
2016007703
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781632864659
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016007703
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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