Download PDF by Richard H. Saunders: American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and

By Richard H. Saunders

ISBN-10: 1611688922

ISBN-13: 9781611688924

pictures. we all know what they're, yet why can we cause them to? americans were celebrating themselves in pics because the arrival of the 1st itinerant portrait painters to the colonies. They created pictures to commemorate household, glorify the well-known, determine our nationwide myths, and honor our shared heroes. no matter if portray in oil, carving in stone, casting in bronze, taking pictures on movie, or calculating in binary code, we spend massive time growing, considering, and amassing our likenesses.

In this sumptuously illustrated ebook, Richard H. Saunders explores our collective realizing of portraiture, its background in the USA, the way it shapes our person and nationwide id, and why we make portraits—whether for propaganda and public impression or for private and personal appreciation. American Faces is a wealthy and interesting view of ourselves.

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