Visualizing Labor in American Sculpture: Monuments, Manliness, and the Work Ethic, 1880-1935 by Melissa DabakisVisualizing Labor in American Sculpture: Monuments, Manliness, and the Work Ethic, 1880-1935 by Melissa Dabakis

Visualizing Labor in American Sculpture: Monuments, Manliness, and the Work Ethic, 1880-1935

byMelissa Dabakis

Paperback | June 9, 2011

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This book focuses on representations of work in American sculpture, from the decade in which the American Federation of Labor was formed, to the inauguration of the federal works project that subsidized American artists during the Great Depression. Restoring a group of important monuments to the history of labor, gender studies and American art history, this book analyzes key monuments and small-scale works in which labor was often constituted as "manly" and where the work ethic mediated both production and reception.
Title:Visualizing Labor in American Sculpture: Monuments, Manliness, and the Work Ethic, 1880-1935Format:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.67 inPublished:June 9, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521283272

ISBN - 13:9780521283274

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Table of Contents

1. The work ethic ideology and American art; 2. The Haymarket affair; 3. The world's Columbian exhibition of 1893; 4. Douglas Tilden's mechanics fountain; 5. The Constantin Meunier exhibition; 6. American genre sculpture in the progressive era; 7. Capitalism, communism, and the politics of sculpture, 1917 to 1935; 8. The Samuel Gompers Memorial.

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"Offering a refreshing thematic approach to a study of American sculpture, this book connects the subject of American labor in both large- and small-scale sculpture to the context of history, gender roles, and even the dynamics of labor-management." Choice