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The Resource Thomas Hart Benton and the American sound, Leo G. Mazow

Thomas Hart Benton and the American sound, Leo G. Mazow

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Thomas Hart Benton and the American sound
Title
Thomas Hart Benton and the American sound
Statement of responsibility
Leo G. Mazow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Argues that musical imagery in the art of American painter Thomas Hart Benton was part of a larger belief in the capacity of sound to register and convey meaning
  • Alternately praised as "an American original" and lampooned as an arbiter of kitsch, the regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton has been the subject of myriad monographs and journal articles, remaining almost as controversial today as he was in his own time. Missing from this literature, however, is an understanding of the profound ways in which sound figures in the artist;s enterprises. Prolonged attention to the sonic realm yields rich insights into long-established narratives, corroborating some but challenging and complicating at least as many. A self-taught and frequently performing musician who invented a harmonic tablature notation system, Benton was also a collector, cataloguer, transcriber, and distributor of popular music. In Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound, Leo Mazow shows that the artist's musical imagery was part of a larger belief in the capacity of sound to register and convey meaning. In Benton's pictorial universe, it is through sound that stories are told, opinions are voiced, experiences are preserved, and history is recorded
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mazow, Leo G
Dewey number
759.13
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND237.B47
LC item number
M39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1889-1975
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Benton, Thomas Hart
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  • Benton, Thomas Hart
  • Art and music
  • Music in art
Label
Thomas Hart Benton and the American sound, Leo G. Mazow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-193) and index
Contents
Painting the song -- Painting the sound -- Anthology -- Regionalist radio -- Epilogue: Sound, touch, and beyond
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xvi, 200 p.
Isbn
9780271050836
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011026163
Other control number
99948488675
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn732967835
Label
Thomas Hart Benton and the American sound, Leo G. Mazow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-193) and index
Contents
Painting the song -- Painting the sound -- Anthology -- Regionalist radio -- Epilogue: Sound, touch, and beyond
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xvi, 200 p.
Isbn
9780271050836
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011026163
Other control number
99948488675
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn732967835

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