Internationalizing the History of American Art: Views by Barbara GrosecloseInternationalizing the History of American Art: Views by Barbara Groseclose

Internationalizing the History of American Art: Views

EditorBarbara Groseclose, Jochen Wierich

Paperback | September 8, 2009

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American art history is a remarkably young, but rapidly growing, discipline. Membership in the Association of Historians of American Art, founded in 1979, now totals nearly 600. As a result of this growth, geographical and cultural borders no longer contain the field. American art history has become “internationalized,” represented by scholars and exhibitions around the globe. While this international transmission and exchange of ideas will certainly prove to be valuable, it has been left largely unexamined. Internationalizing the History of American Art begins a critical examination of this exchange, showing how it has become part of the maturation of American art history.

In this volume, a distinguished group of scholars considers the shaping and dissemination of the history of American art domestically and internationally, past and present, theoretically and practically, from a variety of intellectual positions and experiences. To do so, they draw on a literature that, collectively, constitutes a bibliography for the future of the field. Three sections—“American Art and Art History,” “Display and Exposition,” and “Post-1945 Investments”—provide the structure in which the contributors examine the existing narrative framework for the history of American art. This examination indicates a direction for the field and a future historiography that is shaped by international dialogue.

Barbara Groseclose is Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of the History of Art at Ohio State University. She was a Distinguished Chair of American Studies in Utrecht (1994) and in Florence (2001) and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (2006). Her major publications are Nineteenth-Century American Art (20...
Title:Internationalizing the History of American Art: ViewsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.71 inPublished:September 8, 2009Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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Barbara Groseclose and Jochen Wierich

I. American Art and Art History

1. Newness, Flatness, and Other Myths: Looking for National Identity in European (and a Few British) Histories of American Art

Rebecca Zurier

2. Mutual Seduction: German Art History and American Art

Jochen Wierich

3. American Art Pre-1940 and the Problem of Art History's Object

Andrew Hemingway

4. Beyond the Borders: Nineteenth-Century British and American Art in Comparative Perspective

David Peters Corbett

II. Display and Exposition

5. The Absolute Past: Your Version or Ours? Canadian Constructions of Pre-1945 American Art History

Marylin McKay

6. An Artistic Tradition in the Making: Looking at American Art in French Nineteenth-Century Criticism

Veerle Thielemans

7. Ceci n'est pas un musée: Distance and Resistance in Franco-American Cultural Displays

Derrick R. Cartwright

8. Transatlantic Complexities: A Traveling Exhibition About Traveling Artists

Sophie Levy

III. Post-1945 Investments

9. Ménage à trois: Paris, New York, São Paolo, and the Love of Modern Art

Serge Guilbaut

10. The “Triumph” of American Art? Pop Art in the Postwar World

Christin J. Mamiya