9781107403369

Samuel F. B. Morse

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107403369

  • ISBN10:

    1107403367

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-26
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

This is the definitive study of one of America's major artists and inventors, Samuel F.B. Morse (1791-1872). It covers his prodigious achievements in painting and technology, his passionate cultural ambitions, and his key role in the historic development of American art. The book imaginatively combines intellectual biography with interpretation of more than one hundred pictures. Three chapters consider Morse's most extraordinary artistic achievements: The House of Representatives, The Gallery of the Louvre, and The National Academy of Design. In a final chapter on the electromagnetic telegraph, an invention that imprinted his name on our language, there is a special discussion of the conceptual relationship between artistic and mechanical inventions.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Education
Itinerancy
House of Representatives
New York
National Academy of Design
Gallery of the Louvre
Electromagnetism
Epilogue
Notes
Key to Morse's picture of the House of Representatives
Descriptive catalogue of the pictures, thirty-seven in number, from the most celebrated masters, copies into the Gallery of the Louvre
Checklist of paintings and sculpture
Selected bibliography
Index
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