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Artists of the American West: Explorers, naturalists, and unexpected conservationists


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While major changes were occurring in America at the close of the nineteenth century, artists were busy recording the magnificent resources of this land. This thesis explores the culturally diverse times during which they accomplished this. It considers the contributions they made toward conserving Western culture, landscape, and wildlife through a study of their art and, in particular, it examines the impact that photography had on the portrayal of animals in art. Many artists and photographers were actively pursuing nature as subject matter, a quest which grew eminently more important as they witnessed pristine landscapes becoming irrevocably scarred and great numbers of wildlife being extirpated. Impressionism, as well, provided a new avenue of expression for artists documenting America's transition and her fleeting natural resources. Art and photography were catalysts that brought new perspectives to this country, and they triggered an urgency toward the initiation of the modern conservation movement.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Art history
Classification
0377: Art history
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts
Title
Artists of the American West: Explorers, naturalists, and unexpected conservationists
Author
Brown, Marlene Rae
Number of pages
70
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0582
Source
MAI 44/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542551314, 0542551314
Advisor
Gamon, Pat
University/institution
California State University, Dominguez Hills
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1432946
ProQuest document ID
305380660
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305380660
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