Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age (BOK)

Jennifer A. Greenhill

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"Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age" offers a stunning new look at late-nineteenth-century American art, and demonstrates the profound role humor played in determining the course of culture in the Gilded Age. By showing how complex humorous strategies such as deadpan and burlesque operate in a range of media - from painting and sculpture to chromolithography and architectural schemes - Greenhill examines how ambitious artists like Winslow Homer and Augustus Saint-Gaudens rethought the place of humor in their work and devised strategies to both conform to and slyly undermine developing senses of "serious" culture. Exhibiting an awareness of the emerging requirements of serious art but maintaining an investment in humor, they played it straight.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Jennifer A. Greenhill
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520272453
Antall sider 256 Dimensjoner 18,7cm x 26cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 771 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900