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History of American Tonalism 1880-1920

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  • History of American Tonalism 1880-1920
  • History of American Tonalism 1880-1920
  • History of American Tonalism 1880-1920
  • History of American Tonalism 1880-1920
  • History of American Tonalism 1880-1920
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A groundbreaking survey of the school of  expressive, symbolic landscape painting that gave rise to American  modernism—newly revised and updated.

This magnificent volume, featuring more than 750 illustrations, is the first definitive account of the Tonalist movement. Based on original  research, it tells how the progressive Tonalist landscape dethroned the Hudson River School in the late 1870s and remained the dominant school  in American art until World War I. More provocatively, it also argues that Tonalism gave rise to American modernism, laying the groundwork for the artists of the Stieglitz Circle, and subsequently Milton Avery,  Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, Wolf  Kahn, and Richard Mayhew.

A History of American Tonalism  places the key figures of the movement—such as George Inness, James  McNeill Whistler, and John Henry Twachtman—in their cultural context, which was influenced by such thinkers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, and William James. It also examines the  careers of more than sixty other Tonalist painters, lesser known but  highly talented.

This new edition of A History of American Tonalism  includes more than one hundred new illustrations, as well as a new  overview of the stylistic principles of Tonalism. It will continue to be essential for art lovers, artists, scholars, and anyone seeking a better understanding not only of the Tonalist movement but American art as a whole. 

  • Authors: David A. Cleveland 
  • Hardcover
  • Abbeville, 2021
  • 704 pages. 12" x 9"
  • More than 750 full color illustrations throughout
  • ISBN: 9780789214119  
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