American Victorians and Virgin Nature, T. J. Jackson Lears et al., 2002, Fine

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American Victorians and Virgin Nature
T. J. Jackson Lears (Editor), Richard White, Sarah Burns, Michele Bogart, Elizabeth Johns, Stephen Pyne, and Richard Slotkin
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Antique Collectors Club
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Notes: Fine, 8vo, 10" x 7 1/2." Beige pictorial paper wrappers with red and black lettering on front and spine. Wrap-around color illustration on covers and spine. Covers have light rubbing and minuscule bumping to tips, else pristine and intact, binding tight. Pages pristine and intact. Black-and-white illustrations included. 118 pp., including illustrations, Bibliography, and Index. A collection of six essays that were originally presented at the 1999 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum interdisciplinary symposium, _American Victorians and Virgin Nature_. The symposium was about nineteenth-century attitudes toward the landscapes of the American West. Excerpt from front flap: "Subjects [of the essays] range from the Transcendentalism of Emerson and Thoreau, and Winslow Homer's illustrations of contemporary women, to dioramas of prehistoric life in the American Museum of Natural History." Essay titles: "Transcendental Landscapes," "Winslow Homer and the Natural Woman," "Lowbrow/Highbrow: Charles R. Knight, Art Work, and the Spectacle of the Prehistoric Life," "Cities, Excursions into Nature, and Late-Century Landscapes," "How the Canyon Became Grand," and "Visual Narrative and American Myth from Thomas Cole to John Ford." Edited by T. J. Jackson Lears. Essays by Richard White, Sarah Burns, Michele Bogart, Elizabeth Johns, Stephen Pyne, and Richard Slotkin. Published by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Distributed by the Antique Collectors Club. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.