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Zurier, Rebecca: Picturing the City. Urban Vision and the Ashcan School. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2006. (407 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0520220188
BibTeX citation key: Zurier2006
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Yellow Kid", Kunst, Luks. George, Repräsentation, Stadt, USA, Visuelle Kultur, Zeitungsstrip
Creators: Zurier
Publisher: Univ. of California Press (Berkeley)
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Abstract
Picturing the City takes a look at the group of urban realists known as the Ashcan School and at the booming cultures of vision and representation in early-twentieth-century New York. Offering insights into the development of modern cities and modern art in America, Rebecca Zurier considers what it meant to live in a city where strangers habitually watched each other and public life seemed to consist of continual display, as new classes of immigrants and working women claimed their places in the metropolis. Through her study of six artists – George Bellows, William Glackens, Robert Henri, George Luks, Everett Shinn, and John Sloan – Zurier illuminates the quest for new forms of realism to describe changes in urban life, commercial culture, and codes of social conduct in the early 1900s.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment (ix)
Introduction (1)

I. The Setting
1. Another Look at the Ashcan School (23)
2. Seeing New York: The Turn-of-the-Century Culture of Looking (45)
3. A Walk through the City on Paper: The Tradition of the Mobile Observer (86)

II.The Artists
4. Robert Henri and the Real Thing (107)
5. The Reporter’s Vision: Everett Shinn and the City as Spectacle (135)
6.The Cartoonist’s Vision (Part 1): William Glackens and the Legible City (181)
7. The Cartoonist’s Vision (Part 2): Bellows, Luks, and Urban Difference (213)

III. John Sloan’s Urban Vision
8. The Storyteller’s Vision: John Sloan and the Limits of Visual Knowledge (249)

Conclusion: The Legacy of the Ashcan School (305)
Notes (315)
Selected Bibliography (373)
List of Illustrations (389)
Index (395)
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