Show Me America

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-31
  • Publisher: Routledge
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An appealing supplement to the middle school social studies and art curricula, this series introduces readers to the lives and adventures of artists and photographers who set out to explore America and create a fresh, more complete picture of the country through their work. It provides a retelling of American history from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries through the eyes of the artists who showed the public a new view, and so redefined how we saw ourselves in the world. Each beautifully illustrated book chronicles the artist's early life and traces his or her expeditions with excerpts from sketchbooks, diary entries, letters, newspaper articles, and more. Readers learn what inspired the artist's journey, how he or she worked on the road, how the art or photos were displayed to the public, whether the artist was recognized during his or her lifetime, and how the art influenced or changed the public's understanding of America. --Each book includes approximately 50 full-color illustrations, plus a detailed two-page map spread. --Timelines blend biographical information, advances/influences in art or photography, and pertinent regional and national events. --Sidebars explore techniques, and processes of the artist/photographer; provide brief biographies of the artists, writers, and politicians of the period; and include information on the legacy of the artist/photographer. --Each book includes a glossary, Further Research section with Internet resources, a bibliography, and an index.

Table of Contents

Painter of the Revolutionary War By and About John Trumbull Map
A Natural Genius for Art
The Patriot Colonel
An American Artist
Studio and Prison
Portraying the Revolution's Finest Moments
A World of Revolution and War
An Artist and a Gentleman
Time Line
Further Research
Photographer of Our Nation Brady, the Grand Old Man of American Photography Map
At the Camera Still
The Pencil of the Sun
The Art and Science of Photography
Brady's of Broadway
The Best in the World
The Eve of Civil War
A Spirit Said, "Go"
The Eye of History
Time Line
Further Research
Painter of Indian Life George Catlin's Creed Map
Exhibit in New York City
The Early Years
Beginning a Life's Work
Painting the West
The Wild West Show
Last Adventures
Time Line
Further Research
Photographer of Americans at Work Declaration of Independence Map
The Great Social Peril
Becoming a Photographer
Hine at Ellis Island
The Tragedy of Child Labor
Hine and World War I
Men at Work
Hine and the Great Depression
Time Line
Further Research
Photographer of the People In Her Own Words Map
A Photographer's First Observations
In Love with San Francisco
The Great Depression
Photographer of the People
The Troubled War Years-and After
Time Line
Further Research
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