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Painting and Politics of George Caleb Bingham
Nancy Rash
January 1991

George Caleb Bingham: Missouri's Famed Painter and Forgotten Politician
Paul Nagel
March 2005

American Iconology: New Approaches to Nineteenth Century Art and Literature
David C. Miller
January 1993
Textbook Paperback
Book Description
This overview of the "sister arts" of the nineteenth century by younger scholars in art history, literature, and American studies presents a startling array of perspectives on the fundamental role played by images in culture and society. Drawing on the latest thinking about developments in literary theory and cultural studies, the contributors situate paintings, sculpture, monument art, and literary images within a variety of cultural contexts. A wide range of figures are reassessed, including the painters Charles Wilson Peale, George Caleb Bingham, and Mary Cassatt, and such writers as James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

Centennial History of the State Historical Society of Missouri, 1898-1998
Alan R. Havig
April 1998

Compass and Clock: Defining Moments in American Culture: 1800, 1850, 1900
John Wilmerding
September 1999
Book Review
As a professor at Princeton University, visiting curator at the Metropolitan Museum, and former deputy director of the National Gallery, John Wilmerding has established himself as a preeminent scholar of American art history. In his current work, Compass and Clock: Defining Moments in American Culture, Wilmerding steps beyond the parameters of the strictly art-historical and offers a fresh perspective on American intellectual history. Compass and Clock focuses on three turning points in American history, the years around 1800, 1850, and 1900, and examines how their literary, architectural, and art-historical forces synergize and embody the mood of the expanding and maturing nation.

Placing important works of literature, architecture, and visual arts in their cultural context, Wilmerding skillfully demonstrates how...

The Trail West
Alex Martin
July 2004
From School Library Journal
Grade 5-7 - Art and history meld with entertaining and successful results. Trailtakes readers through American westward expansion, from the 1840s to the introduction of railroads. The second title discusses knighthood, the peasantry, war, deer hunting, and so on. Throughout each book, a painting complements the topic under discussion. Then, the image is taken apart bit by bit. For example, the French 15th-century painter Jean Fouquet's Death of Clothar I and the Division of His Kingdom illustrates a fortified city. The entire composition is shown, with the dying king easy to overlook. On the next spread, where that section of the painting is viewed as a separate entity, the dagger in Clothar's neck is apparent. In both of these oversized books, framed sidebars offer biographical information about the...

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