Samuel F. B. Morse - Cambridge Monographs on American Artists (Paperback)
  • Samuel F. B. Morse - Cambridge Monographs on American Artists (Paperback)

Samuel F. B. Morse - Cambridge Monographs on American Artists (Paperback)

Paperback 338 Pages / Published: 26/01/2012
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This 1990 volume represented the first fully developed study of the eminent American artist and inventor Samuel F. B. Morse (1791-1872). It reveals his prodigious achievements in painting and technology, his passionate ambitions, and his key role in the development of American art. While covering the artist's entire career, Professor Staiti gives particular attention to three of his most extraordinary artistic achievements: the House of Representatives, the Gallery of the Louvre and the National Academy of Design. In a final chapter, on the electromagnetic telegraph, an invention that imprinted Morse's name on our language, there is a discussion of the conceptual relationship between artistic and mechanical invention. Also contained in the book is the first comprehensive listing of the three hundred works of art, both extant and lost, that Morse is known to have produced. This landmark book offers an arresting profile of an enormously complex figure.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107403369
Number of pages: 338
Weight: 760 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 18 mm

"...a well-studied and successful book on Samuel F.B. Morse's important paintings, with careful writing on his relationships and activities...The book should be much used and influential." ISIS
"By far the best single book on Morse as an artist and 19th-century figure." T.J. McCormick, Wheaton College (MA), in Choice
"By placing Morse in an artistic, social, and political context, Staiti has given us a clearer picture of the man than we have heretofore had...Staiti's book is an important addition to American art scholarship." David Meschutt, Winterthur Portfolio

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