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Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

Maurice Berger. Introduction by Lynn Spigel Exh. cat. New York, Jewish Museum, and Baltimore County, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, in association with Yale University Press, 2015 172 pp.; 66 color ills.; 100 b/w ills. $45.00 ISBN: 9780300207934 Exhibition schedule: The Jewish Museum, New York City, May 1, 2015–September 27, …

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Samuel F.B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention

Peter John Brownlee, editor Exh. cat. Terra Foundation for American Art, Distributed by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2014 224 pp., 135 color ills. $45.00 ISBN: 9780300207613 Exhibition schedule: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA, January 24, 2015–—May 4, 2015; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, …

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Meaningful Places: Landscape Photographers in the Nineteenth-Century American West

Rachel McLean Sailor Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2014 207 pp. $45.00 ISBN: 9780826354228 Reviewed by Emily L. Voelker, PhD Candidate, History of Art & Architecture, Boston University, evoelker@bu.edu Extant literature on nineteenth-century landscape photographs of the American West—frequently made for government surveys and commercial markets following the Civil War—focuses largely on their circulation …

Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist

Richard Powell, editor Exhibition catalog Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 2014 192 pp.; 69 b/w and 88 color ills. $30.17 (paper) ISBN: 9780938989370 Exhibition schedule: Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC, January 30-May 11, 2014; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX, June 14-September 7, 2014; Los Angeles …

The Nation’s First Monument and the Origins of the American Memorial Tradition: Liberty Enshrined

Sally Webster Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2015 254 pp. $104.95 ISBN 9781472418999 Reviewed by Sarah Beetham, Ph.D. Lecturer, Department of Art History, University of Delaware; Lecturer, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, sbeetham@udel.edu When we think of monuments to early American heroes and events, we might recall efforts such as the Bunker Hill Monument in Boston, …