Art and Empire : The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815-1860, Paperback / softback Book

Art and Empire : The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815-1860 Paperback / softback

Part of the Perspectives on the Art and Architectural History of the United States Capitol series

Paperback / softback

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The subject matter and iconography of much of the art in the U.S.

Capitol forms a remarkably coherent program of the early course of North American empire, from discovery and settlement to the national development and westward expansion that necessitated the subjugation of the indigenous peoples. In Art and Empire, Vivien Green Fryd's revealing cultural and political interpretation of the portraits, reliefs, allegories, and historical paintings commissioned for the U.S.

Capitol, the reader is given an enhanced appreciation for the racial and ethnic implications of these works. This latest contribution to the United States Capitol Historical Society's Perspectives on the Art and Architectural History of the United States Capitol series provides an affordable and accessible insight into one of our most visited, viewed, and revered national buildings.

Professor Fryd demonstrates how the politics of our history is written in stone and painted on the walls of these hallowed halls.

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