The Resource Something coming : apocalyptic expectation and mid-nineteenth-century American painting, Gail E. Husch

Something coming : apocalyptic expectation and mid-nineteenth-century American painting, Gail E. Husch

Label
Something coming : apocalyptic expectation and mid-nineteenth-century American painting
Title
Something coming
Title remainder
apocalyptic expectation and mid-nineteenth-century American painting
Statement of responsibility
Gail E. Husch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This major contribution to the study of antebellum religious art offers a detailed case study of American postmillennialism and its many visual expressions. Treating paintings as "intersections of cultural expression," Gail E. Husch begins with a single painting to spin out an interpretation in many directions, from the specific aesthetic and social concerns of artist and patron to the wider political and cultural concerns of Americans in the mid-19th century. Arguing that "genuine apocalyptic faith" was fundamental to American Protestants, Husch shows how artists, patrons, and ordinary citizens actively engaged contemporary questions of peace and war, freedom and slavery, and the equality of human beings before God in their visual arts. Part of an emerging revaluation of the role of the religious in American art, Husch asks us to read ideas as they function in works, rather than see images merely as passive illustrations of ideas. Weaving images drawn from high and low culture, politics, and religion, she develops a complex cultural narrative of the times, thus showing the truth of one picture being worth a thousand words. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Husch, Gail E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1431.5
LC item number
.H87 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Beard, James Henry
  • Cropsey, Jasper Francis
  • Durand, Asher Brown
  • Rossiter, Thomas Prichard
  • Rothermel, Peter Frederick
  • Spencer, Frederick R
  • Apocalyptic art
  • Painting, American
  • Painting, Modern
  • Apocalyptic art
  • Painting, American
  • Christelijke kunst
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Apokalyptik
  • Malerei
  • Weltuntergang (Motiv)
  • Art apocalyptique
  • Peinture
  • Malerei
  • Apokalyptik
  • Geschichte 1840-1860
  • United States
  • USA
  • USA
Label
Something coming : apocalyptic expectation and mid-nineteenth-century American painting, Gail E. Husch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-290) 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
The apocalyptic context and the signs of the times -- Something coming: Frederick R. Spencer's Newsboy -- 1848/1849: Thomas P. Rossiter, Mirriam rejoicing and The return of the dove to the ark -- 1849: James H. Bear and The last victim of the deluge -- 1850: Peter F. Rothermel, Hector Tyndale, and The laborer's vision of the future -- 1851: Jasper F. Cropsey and The spirit of peace -- 1851/1852: Asher B. Durand, Jonathan Sturges, and God's judgment upon God -- 1853/1854: Epilogue: Rossiter's Babylonian captivity and Cropsey's Millennial age
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 305 p.
Isbn
9781584650058
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99036691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41621147
  • (OCoLC)ocm41621147
Label
Something coming : apocalyptic expectation and mid-nineteenth-century American painting, Gail E. Husch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-290) 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
The apocalyptic context and the signs of the times -- Something coming: Frederick R. Spencer's Newsboy -- 1848/1849: Thomas P. Rossiter, Mirriam rejoicing and The return of the dove to the ark -- 1849: James H. Bear and The last victim of the deluge -- 1850: Peter F. Rothermel, Hector Tyndale, and The laborer's vision of the future -- 1851: Jasper F. Cropsey and The spirit of peace -- 1851/1852: Asher B. Durand, Jonathan Sturges, and God's judgment upon God -- 1853/1854: Epilogue: Rossiter's Babylonian captivity and Cropsey's Millennial age
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 305 p.
Isbn
9781584650058
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99036691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41621147
  • (OCoLC)ocm41621147

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