A Companion to American Art presents 35newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars that explore themethodology, historiography, and current state of the field ofAmerican art history.
- Features contributions from a balance of established andemerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and otherspecialists
- Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debatebetween scholars on important contemporary issues in American arthistory
- Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in thewriting of American art history, changing ideas about whatconstitutes “Americanness,” and the relationship of artto public culture
- Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and currentstate of the field of American art history and suggests futuredirections of scholarship
Keywords: Art History & Theory, Art history
Companions to Art History, art and culture, art and identity, American visual culture, American visual art, American visual heritage
Art history, American art, U.S. art, American artists, U.S. artists, American art history, early American art, early American artists, colonial art, colonial artists, Modern art, Postmodern art, visual arts, American Studies, Blackwell