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The Beauty of America in Great American Art
The Beauty of America in Great American Art Author:County Beautiful With over 120 reproductions in full color, this book presents outstanding representatives of American Art from the colonial period through to the art of the early 1960's. — By joining the talents of such Americans as Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, William Faulkner and others with the canvases of Georg Inness, Winslow Homer, James... more » McNeill Whisler, Mark Tobey and many more, they are able to create a new ricness in our heritage of artistic achievements.
The art was carefully gathered and selected from museums throughout the country in order to show the development of the American artist as he progressed through the decades from our colonial period to an emerging nation and into a great county. These paintings and excertps show our years of growth, strife, work, toil, hope, and achievement. The beauty of America has been interpreted in its broadest and deppest sense to include the great variety of America, from peaceful pastoral scenes in the Catskills to the boisterous life of the bowery, from the excitement of a buffalo hunt on tne Western frontier to the luminous inner beauty of a still-life.« less