The Painters' Panorama: Narrative, Art, and Faith in the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progress
Jessica Skwire Routhier, Kevin J. Avery, and Thomas HardimanCloth: $35.00
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|Cloth Publication Date:||05/05/2015|
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The [panorama] is one of the pop wonders of the world.
--Wanda M. Corn, author of The Great American Thing
Brilliantly illuminating the artistry, medium, and machinery of an innovative and widely practiced nineteenth-century pictorial technology, this gorgeously illustrated collaboration is a model work of detection, discovery, preservation, and interpretation. At the heart of this enterprise, the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress exemplifies a form of popular entertainment that was as intimately connected to the growth of American fine arts as to burgeoning audiences for novel visual and performative extravaganzas. A highly recommended, significant history, sure to inform and fascinate scholars and the wider reading public alike!
--Sally Promey, professor of religion and visual culture, Yale University
The panorama’s story - its spectacular debut, its disappearance, and its rediscovery - is remarkable in and of itself, but this is also a great museum story.
The Painters’ Panorama traces the "progress" of the panorama: the creation of the painting, its’ travels, its’ rediscovery and the efforts by a dedicated group of people to preserve the painting and again bring it before an audience.
--International Panorama Council’s Newsletter
JESSICA SKWIRE ROUTHIER is an independent museum professional affiliated with Maine Archives and Museums and the Maine Photo Project. KEVIN J. AVERY is a researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as a professor of art history at Hunter College of the City University of New York. THOMAS HARDIMAN JR. is keeper at the Portsmouth Athenæum in New Hampshire.