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The Landscape of Belief - Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-century American Art and Culture (Hardcover)
The Landscape of Belief - Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-century American Art and Culture (Hardcover): John Davis
The Landscape of Belief - Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-century American Art and Culture (Hardcover): John Davis

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The Landscape of Belief - Encountering the Holy Land in Nineteenth-century American Art and Culture (Hardcover)

John Davis

Series: Princeton Series in Nineteenth-Century Art, Culture & Society

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This book tells of the nineteenth-century American painters who, along with photographers, archaeologists, writers, evangelists, and tourists, flocked to the biblical Holy Land, a world of striking landscape vistas that reflected, in their eyes, a powerful image of the United States. Here they saw a metaphor for their country: a New World promised land, a divinely favoured Protestant nation created by and for a modern "chosen people". Taking these biblical associations as a starting point, John Davis examines the ways in which nineteenth-century Americans looked to the actual landscape of the Holy Land as an extension of their national identity. Through close readings of panoramas, photographs, and conventional easel paintings, he shows how this "sacred topography" became a place to work out the competing ideo-logical debates surrounding American exceptionalism, prophetic millennialism, anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish sentiment, and post-Darwinian science. Drawing on sermons, diaries, travel volumes, and novels, Davis explores the growth of a specific cultural market for landscape imagery of Ottoman Palestine and the manner in which easel painters responded to the popular demand for ve

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Imprint: Princeton University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Princeton Series in Nineteenth-Century Art, Culture & Society
Release date: March 1996
Authors: John Davis
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 351
ISBN-13: 978-0-691-04373-9
Barcode: 9780691043739
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > General
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Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900 > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes > General
LSN: 0-691-04373-6

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