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RA-20217-00
Advanced Fellowships in American Material Culture
Gretchen Buggeln, Winterthur Museum

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Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (Book) [show prizes]
Title: Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America
Author: Wendy Bellion
Abstract: Wendy Bellion investigates Americans' experiences with material forms of visual deception and argues that encounters with illusory art shaped their understanding of knowledge, representation, and subjectivity between 1790 and 1825. Focusing on the work of the well-known Peale family and their Philadelphia Museum, as well as other Philadelphians, Bellion explores the range of illusions encountered in public spaces, from trompe l'oeil paintings and drawings at art exhibitions to ephemeral displays of phantasmagoria, "Invisible Ladies," and other spectacles of deception. Bellion reconstructs the elite and vernacular sites where such art and objects appeared and argues that early national exhibitions doubled as spaces of citizen formation. Within a post-Revolutionary culture troubled by the social and political consequences of deception, keen perception signified able citizenship. Setting illusions into dialogue with Enlightenment cultures of science, print, politics, and the senses, Citizen Spectator demonstrates that pictorial and optical illusions functioned to cultivate but also to confound discernment. Bellion reveals the equivocal nature of illusion during the early republic, mapping its changing forms and functions, and uncovers surprising links between early American art, culture, and citizenship. (from Publisher's website)
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/citizen-spectator-art-illusion-and-visual-perception-in-early-national-america/oclc/640132952&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-7455.html
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website
Publisher: North Carolina University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-8078-338
Copy sent to NEH?: No

A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America (Book)
Title: A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America
Author: Thomas Allen
Abstract: Explores how transformations in the perception of time shaped American conceptions of democratic society and modern nationhood. This study analyzes cultural artifacts ranging from clocks and scientific treatises to paintings and literary narratives to show how Americans made use of these ideas about time to create visions of American nationhood.
Year: 2008
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/republic-in-time-temporality-and-social-imagination-in-nineteenth-century-america/oclc/145145320&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978080783179

The Savage in the House (Article)
Title: The Savage in the House
Author: Lydia Fisher
Abstract: abstract not available
Year: 2008
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory

Fashion and the Culture Wars of Revolutionary Philadelphia (Article)
Title: Fashion and the Culture Wars of Revolutionary Philadelphia
Author: Kate Haulman
Abstract: abstract not available
Year: 2005
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: The William and Mary Quarterly

Tropes of Suffering and Postures of Authority in Margaret Fuller's European Travel Letters (Article)
Title: Tropes of Suffering and Postures of Authority in Margaret Fuller's European Travel Letters
Author: Heidi Aronson Kolk
Abstract: abstract not available
Year: 2005
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Biography 28, no. 3

The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America (Book)
Title: The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America
Author: Kate Haulman
Abstract: In the see-and-be-seen port cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston, fashion, a form of power and distinction, was conceptually feminized yet pursued by both men and women across class ranks. Haulman shows that elite men and women in these cities relied on fashion to present their status but also attempted to undercut its ability to do so for others.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/politics-of-fashion-in-eighteenth-century-america/oclc/742361658&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780807869291


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