The Invisibility of Race and Modernist Representation: Marsden Hartley’s North Atlantic Folk [Book Chapter]
Book chapter "The Invisibility of Race and Modernist Representation: Marsden Hartley’s North Atlantic Folk" by Donna M. Cassidy from Seeing High and Low: Representing social conflict in American visual culture ed. by Patricia A. Johnston.
This cutting-edge volume presents a sweeping view of the evolution of visual culture in the United States through fifteen absorbing case studies by top scholars of American art that explore visual culture’s engagement with social controversy. Written especially for this work in lively and accessible language, the essays illuminate what visual forms—including traditional crafts, sculpture, painting and graphic arts, even domestic and museum interiors—can tell us about social conditions, how visual culture has contributed to social values, and how concepts of high and low art have developed. The only work on visual culture to span American history from the early republic to the present and to delve into issues from ethnicity to geography, Seeing High and Low allows readers to follow the evolution of concepts of “high” and “low” art as well as to gain new insight into American history.
University of California Press
art and society, United States, social conflict in art, values
American Studies | Art and Design | Arts and Humanities | Painting | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Donna M. Cassidy, "The Invisibility of Race and Modernist Representation: Marsden Hartley’s North Atlantic Folk,” in Seeing High and Low: Representing Social Conflict in American Visual Culture, edited by Patricia Johnston (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006), pp. 247-65.