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Art for the Middle Classes - a book by Patterson, Cynthia Lee

Art for the Middle Classes

America's Illustrated Magazines of The 1840s

Art for the Middle Classes( )
Author: Patterson, Cynthia Lee
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:University Press of Mississippi
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $30.00
Book Description:

How did the average American learn about art in the mid-nineteenth century? With public art museums still in their infancy, and few cities and towns large enough to support art galleries or print shops, Americans relied on mass-circulated illustrated magazines. One group of magazines in particular, known collectively as the Philadelphia pictorials, circulated fine art engravings of paintings, some produced exclusively for circulation in these monthlies, to an eager middle-class...
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Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Publishing
Social Science / Social Classes
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.49 Inches
Book Weight:0.7 Pounds

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