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The Course of Empire: Desolation

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Description: Transformations in Late Eighteenth-Century Art
~FROM the mid eighteenth century on, Historicism pervaded architecture as thoroughly as it had the other arts. In fact, this new viewpoint has usually been pointed out more clearly in histories of architectureFor English-speaking readers the term has become familiar...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.107-145
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00288.3
Description: Mirror-Travels: Robert Smithson and History
Robert Smithson and John Lloyd Stephens were both New Jersey-born residents of Manhattan, wherefrom each embarked on a well-publicized excursion to the Yucatán Peninsula. One departed from New York on Monday, October 9, 1841, aboard the cargo ship Tennessee; the...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.86-113
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00282.5
Description: Wasteland: A History
~In 1772, the architect William Chambers published a treatise entitled A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening, dedicating it to his patron, George III. Chambers’s fanciful description of Chinese gardens was intended to serve as a critique of the work of Capability Brown and his...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.230-244
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00222.007
Description: The Landscape of Belief: Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-Century American...
This short imperative, declaimed by John Danforth in the Massachusetts Assembly chamber at the beginning of the eighteenth century, contains within its succinct formulation the sentiments constituting the foundation of the nineteenth-century American fascination with the Holy Land. “Israel,” understood as...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.13-26
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00149.006
Description: The Anatomy of Nature: Geology and American Landscape Painting, 1825–1875
~IN THE COLLECTION of the Bronck Museum in Coxsackie, New York, is a battered wooden box the size and shape of a briefcase. It contains Thomas Cole’s (1801–1848) mineral collection (fig. 5), one of the many bits of evidence we have of his interest in geology. Measuring about twenty by eighteen inches, the box holds...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.17-45
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00117.005
Description: America’s Rome: Volume I—Classical Rome
In the spring of 1833 America’s first “foreign correspondent” stood on the “lofty turrets” of the Tomb of Cecilia Metella and saw before him the original of “one of the finest landscapes ever painted” ...
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.68-153
https://doi.org/10.37862/aaeportal.00010.008

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