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American Progress

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Description: American Progress
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Description: Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890–1917
The anticipatory nostalgia of Searchlight mirrors the elegiac meditation conveyed by the nocturnal imagery of the West ...
PublisherYale University Press
PublisherTerra Foundation for American Art
Related print edition pages: pp.133-145
Description: Discovered Lands, Invented Pasts: Transforming Visions of the American West
The most distinctive feature of what is called western American art is its rejection finally of the one thing westering always seemed to be about: change. In the nineteenth century change was implicit in every rendering of a western theme. If tree stumps represented progress to a pioneering people, so...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.89-115

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