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Author/Artist Burns, Sarah.
Title Inventing the modern artist : art and culture in Gilded Age America / Sarah Burns.
Publisher/Date New Haven : Yale University Press, c1996.
Description viii, 380 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Brooklyn Stacks  N1236 Un3 B93    AVAILABLE
 Frick Book Stacks  103 B937    AVAILABLE
 MoMA Offsite Stacks  N6510 .B87 1996    AVAILABLE
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction: Templates for Modernity 
Pt. 1The Traffic in Images 
 1Finding the "Real" American Artist19
 2The Artist in the Age of Surfaces: The Culture of Display and the Taint of Trade46
Pt. 2Sickness and Health 
 3Fighting Infection: Aestheticism, Degeneration, and the Regulation of Artistic Masculinity79
 4Painting as Rest Cure120
Pt. 3Gender on the Market 
 5Outselling the Feminine159
 6Being Big: Winslow Homer and the American Business Spirit187
Pt. 4The Artist in the Realm of Spectacle 
 7Performing the Self221
 8Performing Bohemia247
Pt. 5Oculus Populi 
 9Dabble, Daub, and Dauber: Cartoons and Artistic Identity277
 10Populist versus Plutocratic Aesthetics300
 Notes329
 Index373
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-371) and index.
Note Frick: Press release inserted.
LC subject Art, American.
Artists -- Psychology.
Art and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Art and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Local subject Brooklyn Museum object 13.50 In the Studio (Chase, William Merritt)
Brooklyn Museum object 78.151.1 End of the Portage (Homer, Winslow)
Genre/Form Press releases.
ISBN 0300064454 (alk. paper)
WorldCat no. 34474299

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