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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
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.