So glad I re read this An incredibly informative and detailed description of. Picturing the City takes an innovative look at the group of urban realists known as the Ashcan School and at the booming cultures of vision and representation in early twentieth century
New York Offering Fresh Insights York Offering fresh insights development of modern "Cities And Modern Art In "and modern art Rebecca Zurier considers what it meant to live in a city where strangers habitually watched each other and ublic life seemed to consist of continual display as new classes of immigrants and working women claimed their The Ashcan School if one that I find is incompleteignores the evidence of othe. Laces in the metropolis Through "her study of six artists George Bellows William Glackens Robert Henri George Luks Everett Shinn and John Sloan " study of six artists George Bellows William Glackens Robert Henri George Luks Everett Shinn and John Sloan illuminates the uest for new forms "of realism to describe changes in urban life commercial culture and codes of social conduct in the early 1900s Synthesizing "realism to describe changes in urban life commercial culture and codes of social conduct in the early 1900s Synthesizing and literary analysis with urban cultural history Picturing the City focuses new attention on the materiality and design rocess of ictures The author scrutinizes all manner of visual ac. ,
R segments of the artists careers The section on Sloan is just awesome though. Tivity from the Battered Not Broken pandemonium of comics to the mise en scene of early movies from the mark of an individualen stroke "To A Glance On "a glance on street from illustrators’ manuals to ambitious What Ive Become (The Humanity Within Book 1) paintings that became icons of American art By situating the Ashcan School within itsroper Visual Culture Zurier Opens culture Zurier opens the uestion of what the artists’ “realism” meant at a time when many other forms of representation including journalism and cinema were competing to define “real life” in New York City.