Views Of American Landscapes by Mick GidleyViews Of American Landscapes by Mick Gidley

Views Of American Landscapes

EditorMick Gidley, Robert Lawson-Peebles

Paperback | February 12, 2007

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This collection of essays addresses the ways in which American and British writers, painters and photographers have represented the American environment. Focusing on such figures as Jefferson, Crèvecoeur, John Neal, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Thomas Cole, Samuel Morse, Fanny Kemble, Dickens, Hawthorne, Clarence King and Edward Curtis, the authors explore the preconceptions, ideologies, and rhetorical and aesthetic conventions that shaped attitudes to the North American continent. With its numerous illustrations, including early photographs of the American West, this book will appeal to both scholars and students with an interest in American literature, history and culture.
Title:Views Of American LandscapesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:February 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521033934

ISBN - 13:9780521033930

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Foreword Leo Marx; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction Mick Gidley and Robert Lawson-Peebles; Part I. Prospects: 2. 'Gilded backgrounds': reflections on the perception of space and landscape in America Clive Bush; 3. The impermanent sublime: nature, photography and the Petrarchan tradition Olaf Hansen; 4. American landscape and the figure of anticipation: paradox and recourse Stephen Fender; 5. Trails of topographic notions: expeditionary photography in the American West Philip Stokes; Part II. Anglo-American Perspectives: 6. The absent landscape of America's eighteenth century Robert Clark; 7. Ecriture and landscape: British writing on post-revolutionary America Christopher Mulvey; 8. Dickens goes west Robert Lawson-Peebles; Part III. American Illustrations: 9. The old world and the new in the national landscapes of John Neal Francesca Orestano; 10. Landscape painting and the domestic typology of post-revolutionary America Graham Clarke; 11. Winter landscape in the early Republic: survival and sentimentality Bernard Mergen; 12. The dark view of things: the isolated figure in the American landscapes of Cole and Bryant Allen J. Koppenhaver; 13. The figure of the Indian in photographic landscapes Mick Gidley; Index.