Gods in Granite: The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire (Hardcover)

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Gods in Granite: The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire (Hardcover)

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Robert L. McGrath leads a tour of New Hampshire's White Mountains through art and illustration spanning three centuries. He surveys--often at an exhilarating pace--the topographic and metaphoric landscape of New Hampshire's White Mountains through the artistic and tourist life of the region as it appears in paintings and illustrations. Extending from the late eighteenth to the late twentieth century, he includes by far the most extensive collection of pictorial works relating to the White Mountains to date.

Although the scenic beauty of the White Mountains attracted many of America's most significant artists during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, such as Thomas Cole, Frank Stella, Winslow Homer, Fernand Leger, John Marin, and Marsden Hartley, no comprehensive account of this region's rich contribution to the history of American art has ever been published.
Robert L. McGrath is professor of art history at Dartmouth College. He is a specialist in American art and has published and lectured widely on the art of northern New York and New England. He also serves as a consultant on art and nature for the National Park Service.
Product Details ISBN: 9780815606635
ISBN-10: 081560663X
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2001
Pages: 252
Language: English