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Global Trade and Visual Arts in Federal New England Patricia Johnston

Global Trade and Visual Arts in Federal New England

Patricia Johnston

Published November 4th 2014
ISBN : 9781611685855
Paperback
296 pages
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 About the Book 

A highly original and much-needed collection that explores the impact of Asian and Indian Ocean trade on the art and aesthetic sensibilities of New England port towns in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This diverse,MoreA highly original and much-needed collection that explores the impact of Asian and Indian Ocean trade on the art and aesthetic sensibilities of New England port towns in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This diverse, interdisciplinary volume adds to our understanding of visual representations of economic and cultural changes in New England as the region emerged as a global trading center, entering the highly prized East Indies trades. Examining a wide variety of commodities and forms including ceramics, textiles, engravings, paintings, architecture, and gardens, the contributors highlight New Englanders imperial ambitions in a wider world.This book will appeal to a broad audience of historians and students of American visual art, as well as scholars and students of fine and decorative arts.