The Resource Lure of Italy : American artists and the Italian experience, 1760-1914, Theodore E. Stebbins ; with essays by William H. Gerdts ... [et al.]

Lure of Italy : American artists and the Italian experience, 1760-1914, Theodore E. Stebbins ; with essays by William H. Gerdts ... [et al.]

Label
Lure of Italy : American artists and the Italian experience, 1760-1914
Title
Lure of Italy
Title remainder
American artists and the Italian experience, 1760-1914
Statement of responsibility
Theodore E. Stebbins ; with essays by William H. Gerdts ... [et al.]
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Language
eng
Summary
American Artists have been inspired by Italy since the 1760s, when Benjamin West, the first American painter to travel there, was drawn to the ancient Roman ruins and magnificent Renaissance architecture, statuary, and frescoes. This intriguing, superbly illustrated book is the first to explore the fascination Italy held for the American artist from West's time to the eve of World War I. The unique sense of the past found in Italy, where tangible evidence exists of a continual civilization from antiquity to the present, lured countless American artists to its cities, towns, and countryside. Painters from West and Copley in the eighteenth century to Cole, Inness, Whistler, Sargent, and Prendergast in the nineteenth century were inspired to create many of their finest works in Italy, as were American sculptors such as Hiram Powers and Harriet Hosmer and writers from Washington Irving to Henry James. This in-depth study includes 319 illustrations, of which 113 are reproduced in full color, many of works that have not previously been published. Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., John Moors Cabot Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Professor of Art History at Boston University, provides a broad overview of the American perception of Italy and the unique role that Italy played in the formation of American art. Further insights into this new area in the study and appreciation of American art are offered in four essays by such leading art historians as William H. Gerdts, City University of New York; Erica E. Hirshler, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fred S. Licht, Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, and Boston University; and William L. Vance, Boston University. Individual commentaries on each of the paintings, sculpture, and watercolors have been written by the curatorial staff of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Lure of Italy accompanies a major exhibition of the same name, organized by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., and Erica E. Hirshler that opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and travels to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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Stebbins, Theodore E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N6507
LC item number
.S74 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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  • Art, American
  • Boston
  • Cleveland
  • Houston
  • Peintres expatriés
  • Peintres
  • Sculpteurs expatriés
  • Sculpteurs
  • Peinture américaine
  • Sculpture américaine
  • Italie dans l'art
  • Art moderne
  • Italy
  • Italie
Label
Lure of Italy : American artists and the Italian experience, 1760-1914, Theodore E. Stebbins ; with essays by William H. Gerdts ... [et al.]
Link
https://archive.org/details/lureofitalyameri00steb
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Publication
Note
Catalogue of the exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Sept. 16-Dec. 13, 1992, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Feb. 3-Apr. 11, 1993, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, May 23-Aug. 9, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 452-454) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American Painters and the Lure of Italy / Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. -- Celebrities of the Grand Tour: The American Sculptors in Florence and Rome / William H. Gerdts -- Seeing Italy: The Realistic Rediscovery by Twain, Howells, and James / William L. Vance -- "Gondola Days": American Painters in Venice / Erica E. Hirshler -- American Artists in Twentieth Century Italy / Fred S. Light -- Catalogue of the Exhibition. I: Joining the Grand Tour. II: Dream of Arcadia. III: Americans in Rome. IV: Decline and Fall. V: Views Afoot. VI: Florence and Tuscany. VII: Renaissance Revival. VIII: Venetian Life. IX: Related Works
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
470 p.
Isbn
9780810935617
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92054163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26646082
  • (OCoLC)ocm26646082
Label
Lure of Italy : American artists and the Italian experience, 1760-1914, Theodore E. Stebbins ; with essays by William H. Gerdts ... [et al.]
Link
https://archive.org/details/lureofitalyameri00steb
Publication
Note
Catalogue of the exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Sept. 16-Dec. 13, 1992, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Feb. 3-Apr. 11, 1993, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, May 23-Aug. 9, 1993
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 452-454) 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
American Painters and the Lure of Italy / Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. -- Celebrities of the Grand Tour: The American Sculptors in Florence and Rome / William H. Gerdts -- Seeing Italy: The Realistic Rediscovery by Twain, Howells, and James / William L. Vance -- "Gondola Days": American Painters in Venice / Erica E. Hirshler -- American Artists in Twentieth Century Italy / Fred S. Light -- Catalogue of the Exhibition. I: Joining the Grand Tour. II: Dream of Arcadia. III: Americans in Rome. IV: Decline and Fall. V: Views Afoot. VI: Florence and Tuscany. VII: Renaissance Revival. VIII: Venetian Life. IX: Related Works
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
470 p.
Isbn
9780810935617
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
92054163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26646082
  • (OCoLC)ocm26646082

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