The Weir Family, 1820–1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art
Edited by Marian WardleCloth: $49.95
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|Cloth Publication Date:||12/13/2011|
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This book is the first to be devoted to scholarship on all of the Weirs. . . . [It] offers abundant illustrations and scholarly essays that are accessibly written and rigorously documented. . . . Highly recommended.
By tackling the subject of the Weir art dynasty and analyzing the complex matrix of events and circumstances surrounding their uniquely American posture during a critical period in the formation of American art, Wardle has made a vital and necessary contribution to the scholarship of American art. This volume stands as a hallmark for future scholars in the field of cross-cultural studies and as a touchstone for all who would like to delve beneath the surface of mainstream art in this country.
This collection of essays makes a genuine contribution to the history of American art. The seven authors represent a variety of viewpoints from which to examine the art, careers, and lives of the three major artists of the Weir family. The new information they uncovered in the extensive Weir family archives and art collection at Brigham Young University enriches our knowledge of the artists and the changes in American culture over two generations.
--Susan G. Larkin, author of The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore
MARIAN WARDLE is curator of American art at Brigham Young University Museum of Art and a part-time faculty member at BYU in art history.