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Titel: Mauro in America, an Italian Artist Visits ...
Verlag: Yale University Press, New Haven & London
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand: Very Good
A very good hbk copy in d/w. Large 8vo. 160pp, illustrated in b/w. Yale University press, 2003. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 42486
Inhaltsangabe: 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.
Rezension: "I have never in the world seen a panorama comparable to this for bizarre and picturesque effect... What renders the effect so piquant and curious is to see a humble hut alongside a palace, a peristyle imitating the Pantheon right next door to an ugly wooden house." Mauro Gandolfi's impression of New York City, 1816
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