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Mauro in America, an Italian Artist Visits the New World


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ISBN 10: 0300092210 / ISBN 13: 9780300092219
Verlag: Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2003
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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A very good hbk copy in d/w. Large 8vo. 160pp, illustrated in b/w. Yale University press, 2003. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 42486

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Titel: Mauro in America, an Italian Artist Visits ...

Verlag: Yale University Press, New Haven & London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2003

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand:Very Good

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In 1816, Italian artist Mauro Gandolfi arrived in New York, eager to establish himself in America and to witness the workings of the young nation's democratic society. Perpetually amazed and astonished by his experiences, Gandolfi kept extensive notes on the customs, people and quirks of behaviour he observed in New York and Philadelphia. His vivid account of his stay in the United States is published here, accompanied by an introduction and numerous illustrations that include examples of Gandolfi's own work and contemporary views of the sites he describes. As an artist, Gandolfi deplores the American prohibition against studying or depicting the nude figure. As a former revolutionary in his own country, he is enraptured to discover the many manifestations of liberty, fraternity and equality in this democratic land. Throughout his writings, the visiting European provides an account of society, culture and the art scene of the early-19th-century United States.

About the Author:

Mimi Cazort is Curator Emerita of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

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