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The Resource Alexander von Humboldt and the United States : art, nature, and culture, Eleanor Jones Harvey ; with a preface by Hans-Dieter Sues

Alexander von Humboldt and the United States : art, nature, and culture, Eleanor Jones Harvey ; with a preface by Hans-Dieter Sues

Label
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States : art, nature, and culture
Title
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States
Title remainder
art, nature, and culture
Statement of responsibility
Eleanor Jones Harvey ; with a preface by Hans-Dieter Sues
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Contributor
Author
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Writer of preface
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was one of the most influential scientists and thinkers of his age. A Prussian-born geographer, naturalist, explorer, and illustrator, he was a prolific writer whose books graced the shelves of American artists, scientists, philosophers, and politicians. Humboldt visited the United States for six weeks in 1804, engaging in a lively exchange of ideas with such figures as Thomas Jefferson and the painter Charles Willson Peale. It was perhaps the most consequential visit by a European traveler in the young nation's history, one that helped to shape an emerging American identity grounded in the natural world. In this beautifully illustrated book, Eleanor Jones Harvey examines how Humboldt left a lasting impression on American visual arts, sciences, literature, and politics. She shows how he inspired a network of like-minded individuals who would go on to embrace the spirit of exploration, decry slavery, advocate for the welfare of Native Americans, and extol America's wilderness as a signature component of the nation's sense of self. Harvey traces how Humboldt's ideas influenced the transcendentalists and the landscape painters of the Hudson River School, and laid the foundations for the Smithsonian Institution, the Sierra Club, and the National Park Service. Alexander von Humboldt and the United States looks at paintings, sculptures, maps, and artifacts, and features works by leading American artists such as Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Frederic Church, and Samuel F.B. Morse"--
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Harvey, Eleanor Jones
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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1956-
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  • Sues, Hans-Dieter
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
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  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Humboldt, Alexander von
  • Arts, American
  • Arts, American
  • Nature and civilization
  • 42.01 history of biology
  • Arts, American
  • Arts, American
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Nature and civilization
  • United States
  • USA
  • Art américain
  • Art américain
Label
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States : art, nature, and culture, Eleanor Jones Harvey ; with a preface by Hans-Dieter Sues
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., March 20 to August 16, 2020."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Humboldt in the United States -- Mapping a national identity -- America's wilderness icons -- Humboldt in Europe -- Humboldt and American slavery -- Humboldt and Native American Ethnography -- Embodying Cosmos : Frederic Edwin Church -- Humboldt and Smithson
Control code
1119533085
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
442 pages, 2 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780691200804
Lccn
2019051714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
16435852
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1119533085
Label
Alexander von Humboldt and the United States : art, nature, and culture, Eleanor Jones Harvey ; with a preface by Hans-Dieter Sues
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., March 20 to August 16, 2020."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Humboldt in the United States -- Mapping a national identity -- America's wilderness icons -- Humboldt in Europe -- Humboldt and American slavery -- Humboldt and Native American Ethnography -- Embodying Cosmos : Frederic Edwin Church -- Humboldt and Smithson
Control code
1119533085
Dimensions
32 cm
Extent
442 pages, 2 unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780691200804
Lccn
2019051714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
16435852
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1119533085

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