New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Volume 21: Art & Architecture

ArtAndArchitEncycThumb243.jpgFrom the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. Featuring twenty illustrations of paintings held in the Johnson Collection, this comprehensive volume shows how the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. Published by the University of North Carolina Press in conjunction with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, this addition to the landmark Encyclopedia series explores historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and artist biographies. As leading experts on the region's artists, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South. Charles Reagan Wilson served as general editor of this publication. Available in January 2013.


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