Description - A History of American Tonalism: Third Edition by David Cleveland

A groundbreaking survey of the school of expressive, symbolic landscape painting that gave rise to American modernism - newly revised and updated. This magnificent volume, featuring more than 750 illustrations, is the first definitive account of the Tonalist movement. Based on original research, it tells how the progressive Tonalist landscape dethroned the Hudson River School in the late 1870s and remained the dominant school in American art until World War I. More provocatively, it also argues that Tonalism gave rise to American modernism, laying the groundwork for the artists of the Stieglitz Circle, and subsequently Milton Avery, Mark Rothko, Adolph Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, Wolf Kahn, and Richard Mayhew. A History of American Tonalism places the key figures of the movement - such as George Inness, James McNeill Whistler, and John Henry Twachtman - in their cultural context, which was influenced by such thinkers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs, and William James. It also examines the careers of more than sixty other Tonalist painters, lesser known but highly talented. This new edition of A History of American Tonalism includes more than one hundred new illustrations, as well as a new overview of the stylistic principles of Tonalism. It will continue to be essential for art lovers, artists, scholars, and anyone seeking a better understanding not only of the Tonalist movement but American art as a whole. AUTHOR: David Adams Cleveland, an art historian, curator, and lecturer, has written for The Magazine Antiques and ARTnews. He is also the author of three novels, Time's Betrayal, Love's Attraction, and With a Gem-Like Flame. Cleveland and his wife live in New York, where he works as an art advisor with his son, Carter Cleveland, founder of, the web site for discovering, buying, and selling art. SELLING POINTS: . This critically acclaimed volume is the essential reference on a movement in American art that is attracting increased attention from museums and collectors. . This third edition features more than 100 additional artworks. It will be an essential acquisition for art historians, collectors, dealers, and anyone with a serious interest in American art and American intellectual history. 750 illustrations

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