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Object Lessons in American Art

Object Lessons in American Art
Edited by Karl Kusserow
Contributions by Horace D. Ballard, Kirsten Pai Buick, Ellery E. Foutch, Rebecca Zorach, Karl Kusserow, Jeffrey Richmond-Moll

Price: $55.00
ISBN: 9780691978857
Published: Mar 28, 2023
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 200

Object Lessons in American Art explores a diverse gathering of Euro-American, Native American, and African American art from a range of contemporary perspectives, illustrating how innovative analysis of historical art can inform, enhance, and afford new relevance to artifacts of the American past. The book is grounded in the understanding that the meanings of objects change over time, in different contexts, and as a consequence of the ways in which they are considered. Inspired by the concept of the object lesson, the study of a material thing or group of things in juxtaposition to convey embodied and underlying ideas, Object Lessons in American Art examines a broad range of art from Princeton University’s venerable collections as well as contemporary works that imaginatively appropriate and reframe their subjects and style, situating them within current social, cultural, and artistic debates on race, gender, the environment, and more.