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The Resource Night vision : nocturnes in American art, 1860-1960, Joachim Homann ; with essays by Avis Berman, Daniel Bosch, Linda J. Docherty, Alexander Nemerov, Hélène Valance

Night vision : nocturnes in American art, 1860-1960, Joachim Homann ; with essays by Avis Berman, Daniel Bosch, Linda J. Docherty, Alexander Nemerov, Hélène Valance

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Night vision : nocturnes in American art, 1860-1960
Title
Night vision
Title remainder
nocturnes in American art, 1860-1960
Statement of responsibility
Joachim Homann ; with essays by Avis Berman, Daniel Bosch, Linda J. Docherty, Alexander Nemerov, Hélène Valance
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Language
eng
Summary
"Spanning a century from the introduction of electric light to the dawn of the Space Age, this first major survey of American night scenes by artists such as Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, and Joseph Cornell proposes the central importance of nocturnal images in the development of modern art. This...book investigates how leading American artists of diverse aesthetic convictions responded in a range of media--including paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs--to the unique challenges of picturing the night. Retooling their palette and reconsidering their techniques, artists cherished the night as a time of heightened alertness and active imagination. Mysterious and provocative, the darkness was experienced as liberating, both on an aesthetic and personal level--allowing artists to become invisible, turn inward, and express personal truths in unique and poetic ways. Night Vision expands the conversation on American art and the rise of modernism, as it demonstrates how the theme of the night inspired artists who sought to leave behind established styles and traditions to better reflect the broader societal and technological shifts as well as a new understanding of the value of art as personal expression." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
709.73/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8233.N53
LC item number
N548 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Label
Night vision : nocturnes in American art, 1860-1960, Joachim Homann ; with essays by Avis Berman, Daniel Bosch, Linda J. Docherty, Alexander Nemerov, Hélène Valance
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Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by Joachim Homann, on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Lost Horizons : Nocturnes and the Crisis of Images at the Turn of the Twentieth Century / Hélène Valance -- Nocturnal Reflections : Images of the Moon in the Age of Electric Light / Linda J. Docherty -- City Lights : Urban Perceptions of Night / Avis Berman -- Plates -- Attuned to the Night : The Nocturne and American Modernism / Joachim Homann -- Winslow Homer's Dream / Alexander Nemerov -- Poetry and the Fearful Symmetry / Daniel Bosch
Control code
ocn903248159
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9783791354668
Lccn
2015005292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903248159
  • (Sirsi) a1932575
Label
Night vision : nocturnes in American art, 1860-1960, Joachim Homann ; with essays by Avis Berman, Daniel Bosch, Linda J. Docherty, Alexander Nemerov, Hélène Valance
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of the exhibition organized by Joachim Homann, on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Lost Horizons : Nocturnes and the Crisis of Images at the Turn of the Twentieth Century / Hélène Valance -- Nocturnal Reflections : Images of the Moon in the Age of Electric Light / Linda J. Docherty -- City Lights : Urban Perceptions of Night / Avis Berman -- Plates -- Attuned to the Night : The Nocturne and American Modernism / Joachim Homann -- Winslow Homer's Dream / Alexander Nemerov -- Poetry and the Fearful Symmetry / Daniel Bosch
Control code
ocn903248159
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9783791354668
Lccn
2015005292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)903248159
  • (Sirsi) a1932575

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