The End of Landscape in Nineteenth-Century America examines the dissolution of landscape painting in the late nineteenth-century United States.
Maggie M. Cao explores the pictorial practices that challenged, mourned, or revised the conventions of landscape painting, a major cultural project for nineteenth-century Americans.
Through rich analysis of artworks at the genre's unsettling limits-landscapes that self-destruct, masquerade as currency, or even take flight-Cao shows that experiments in landscape played a crucial role in the American encounter with modernity.
Landscape is the genre through which American art most urgently sought to come to terms with the modern world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 280 pages, 105 color illustrations
- Publisher: University of California Press
- Publication Date: 01/07/2018
- Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9780520291423