The Great American Hall of Wonders

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Author: Claire Perry
Co-Publisher: D. Giles Ltd.
Publication Date: 2011
Museum: SAAM
Pages: 242 pp.: Ill (67 color)
ISBN (Hardcover): 978-1-904832-97-3
ISBN (Softcover): 978-0-9790678-9-1

The Great American Hall of Wonders is a vividly illustrated survey of the American ingenuity that energized all aspects of nineteenth-century society, from the painting of landscapes and scenes of everyday life to the planning of scientific expeditions and the development of new mechanical devices. Each chapter comprises an essay and a selection from more than 120 illustrations, including works by pre-eminent painters Winslow Homer, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole.

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