Paperback / softback
March 3, 2015
9780692291382
English
68
25 color
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
.4 Pounds (US)
$24.95 USD, £15.99 GBP
v2.1 Reference

American Encounters

The Simple Pleasures of Still Life

Still life celebrates the commonplace. But in these simple objects we invest meaning—meaning that can be culturally specific but also universal. From the seventeenth century onward in Europe, a shared visual language developed around the practice of still life painting. In early nineteenth century America, artists adapted established formats to suit new circumstances. Drawing examples from three American and one French museum, this catalogue traces the development of American still life painting and its European precedents. American Enounters: The Simple Pleasures of Still Life is the final installment of the series, a collaborative project between Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Musée du Louvre, the High Museum of Art, and the Terra Foundation for American Art investigating four key genres in nineteenth century American art: landscape, genre, portraiture, and still life.

About the Author

Stephanie Mayer Heydt is Margaret and Terry Stent Curator of American Art at the High Museum of Art.
Marquand Books

9780692291382 : american-encounters-heydt
Paperback / softback
68 Pages
$24.95 USD

Other Titles by Stephanie Mayer Heydt

"Something Over Something Else"

Stephanie Mayer Heydt
Sep 2019 - University of Washington Press
$40.00 USD - Hardback

Rising Up

Stephanie Mayer Heydt
Jun 2012 - High Museum of Art
$45.00 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in ART / American / General

New Deal Art in the Northwest

Margaret E. Bullock
Apr 2020 - Tacoma Art Museum
$39.95 USD - Hardback

Fragile Earth

Jennifer Stettler Parsons
Nov 2019 - Wesleyan University Press
$32.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Shaker Vision

Joseph Manca
Nov 2019 - University of Massachusetts Press
$39.95 USD - Paperback / softback