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Global Trade and Visual Arts in Federal New England
edited by Patricia Johnston and Caroline Frank
University of New Hampshire Press
Paper: 978-1-61168-585-5 | Cloth: 978-1-61168-584-8 | eISBN: 978-1-61168-586-2
Library of Congress Classification N6515.G56 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 382.097305

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
A highly original and much-needed collection that explores the impact of Asian and Indian Ocean trade on the art and aesthetic sensibilities of New England port towns in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This diverse, interdisciplinary volume adds to our understanding of visual representations of economic and cultural changes in New England as the region emerged as a global trading center, entering the highly prized East Indies trades. Examining a wide variety of commodities and forms including ceramics, textiles, engravings, paintings, architecture, and gardens, the contributors highlight New Englanders’ imperial ambitions in a wider world.

This book will appeal to a broad audience of historians and students of American visual art, as well as scholars and students of fine and decorative arts.

Hardcover is un-jacketed.
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