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West of the Imagination (Englisch) Taschenbuch – Dezember 1988

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The art of the West is a cultural mirror
The West of the Imagination traces the visual evolution of the myth of the American West, from the West as unknown frontier to the West as the long-lost repository of rugged American values. Through our copiously illustrated narrative, you will see the visual re-interpretation of the West and its peoples by European-American as well as Native American artists. Interpreting the West is an on- going cultural process that continues to the present. The art of the American West is a cultural mirror of American aspirations, fears, sins, passions, values and prejudices. Read about them all in The West of the Imagination.

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William H. Goetzmann is a Pulitzer Prize winning historian who has authored and edited more than a dozen volumes. Before his retirement he was the Jack S. Blanton Chair in American Studies and History at the University of Texas, Austin. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe.


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HASH(0x95efcda4) von 5 Sternen Excellent Book 2. März 2001
Von C. A. McEachern - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I first read this book as a student in Dr. Goetzmann's undergraduate class at the University of Texas at Austin. Although not an Art History major, this is the best course I have ever taken. The book is an excellent compilation of the influence of History/Culture on the Art of the American West. There is also a PBS series which accompanies this book. I highly recommend both. I keep this book on my coffee table, and enjoy reading it regularly.
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HASH(0x95efcdf8) von 5 Sternen The second edition of a landmark publication on western American art 10. April 2009
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The second edition of a landmark publication on western American art has been thoroughly revised to expand on the original, packing in nearly five hundred images in color and black and white, including over 150 new ones. Using these illustrations the authors discuss the changing myth of the West, from values to art, using art as a medium for discussing the West's evolving image. It will appeal not just to art history holdings at the college level, but to any collection strong in American history and Western history in particular.
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HASH(0x95efd24c) von 5 Sternen What's with all the hype? 28. Dezember 2012
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Okay, at first glance, just skimming through the pages, this book looks amazing and fascinating. I don't have time to read the entire book right now but I had a free evening and thought I would read the Custer/Little Big Horn chapter. Within the first three pages I came across three errors: 1) the authors refer to Bloody Knife as a Crow Indian (he was an Arikara); 2) they state that Sherman and Sheridan learned of the Little Big Horn battle while in Tennessee. In fact, they were in Philadelphia for the Centennial Exposition; and 3) they refer to Major Reno as a captain. A few pages later the authors state that Whittaker's 1876 biography of Custer was well-timed, apparently unaware that it was hastily published as a result of his death (not a work already in progress). Lastly, though the authors describe one or more paintings that include Custer holding a saber, they never mention that this fact was pure fancy as the Seventh Cavalry did not have their sabers at the battle. The rest of the book may be amazing and I enjoy looking at the art, but I can't rate this a five-star book. Time permitting, I will pick out other chapters of interest in the coming months.

Update 2013-01-12:
Since my original review above I have been reading some more from this book. Did you know that the Wounded Knee massacre occurred in December 1891? Did you know that Sitting Bull was killed by the Seventh Cavalry? Did you know that Cody killed Yellow Hand? I have too many books yet to read to waste more time with this one. Yes, all books, even by the best of authors have an error here and there. It is hard to write a perfect book. But this book, from the little I have read, is just filled with errors. And considering that it is a "revised" edition, most of them should have been corrected.
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HASH(0x95efd618) von 5 Sternen The role of artists in mythologizing the West 15. August 2002
Von Ronald Scheer - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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As of this writing (Aug. 2002) this fine book is out of print, and shouldn't be. It is an informative and well illustrated survey covering almost 200 years of pictorial representations of the American frontier.
Because of my interest in the mythology that developed around the cowboy, I found the chapters on Frederic Remington, Charley Russell, and Buffalo Bill Cody especially absorbing. Magazine illustrators who further developed imagery of the "wild west" are represented here in discussions of N. C. Wyeth and Maynard Dixon.
On a parallel track, the authors give a chapter to the early silent Westerns, highlighting the careers and contributions of Tom Mix and William S. Hart (a precursor of Clint Eastwood). Another chapter is devoted to the Hollywood Western during the sound era noting similarities between Remington's imagery and that of director John Ford. There's also a discussion of the evolution of western movie themes from "The Virginian" (1929) to "The Ballad of Cable Hogue" (1969).
This book is a rewarding study of the American West as its visual artists inspired the imaginations of people around the world. Definitely worth having.
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HASH(0x95efd6fc) von 5 Sternen Outstanding 22. Dezember 2001
Von Roy Sherwood - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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An outstanding work by an outstanding scholar. I too am a former student of Dr. Goetzmann -- twenty years or so ago. His work really changed the way I look at America -- American history and American landscape. Try to rent or buy the PBS television show this book went with....
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