American Art and Architecture (World of Art)

By: Michael J. Lewis

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Professor Lewis integrates discussions of both buildings and works of visual art, revealing the shared social and aesthetic concerns that underlie the two. Vernacular, religious, secular, and corporate architecture appears alongside paintings, sculpture, photography, and new-media art. All the major American artists and works from the seventeenth century to today are included, such as epic history paintings by Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley; sublime landscapes by Thomas Cole, Albert Bierstadt, and Frederick Church; society portraits by John Singer Sargent; groundbreaking abstract expressionist and pop art by Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Andy Warhol; and challenging sculptural, installation, and video works from more recent years by Robert Gober, Fred Wilson, and Matthew Barney.

In architecture, dozens of different building types are illustrated and discussed, from the earliest colonial houses and churches to the most spectacular modernist and postmodernist houses, stations, museums, and iconic skyscrapers.

Title: American Art and Architecture (World of Art)

Author Name: Michael J. Lewis

Categories: Art,

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: June 2006

ISBN Number: 0500203911

ISBN Number 13: 9780500203910

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

Seller ID: 247271