Beginning where American art itself began - five centuries ago, with the native Americans and the first Spanish invaders in the Southwest - this book travels through to the late 1990s.
It tells the story of how American artistic tradition was created: by public taste; by a landscape of unparalleled variety and richness; by a culture that stretched into dozens of foreign lands; and by a gallery of brilliant and idiosyncratic painters, sculptors and architects.
Biographies, critical commentaries and anecdotes are included.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 645 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/11/1999
- Category: History of art / art & design styles
- ISBN: 9781860465338