Playing it straight : art and humor in the Gilded Age

Jennifer A. Greenhill

"Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age" offers a stunning new look at late-nineteenth-century American art, and demonstrates the profound role humor played in determining the course of culture in the Gilded Age. By showing how complex humorous strategies such as deadpan and burlesque operate in a range of media - from painting and sculpture to chromolithography and architectural schemes - Greenhill examines how ambitious artists like Winslow Homer and Augustus Saint-Gaudens rethought the place of humor in their work and devised strategies to both conform to and slyly undermine developing senses of "serious" culture. Exhibiting an awareness of the emerging requirements of serious art but maintaining an investment in humor, they played it straight.

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  • Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Winslow Homer's Visual Deadpan Chapter 2. Laughing with J.G. Brown, E.W. Perry, and Thomas Nast Chapter 3. William Holbrook Beard Burlesques the Monster Museum Chapter 4. Cosmopolitan Satire in Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Henry James Chapter 5. Exchanging Jokes with John Haberle Epilogue Notes List of Illustrations Index

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書名 Playing it straight : art and humor in the Gilded Age
著作者等 Greenhill, Jennifer A.
シリーズ名 Ahmanson・Murphy fine arts imprint
出版元 University of California Press
刊行年月 c2012
ページ数 x, 241 p., [8] p. of plates
大きさ 27 cm
ISBN 9780520272453
NCID BB14324056
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国