Richard H. Saunders's American Faces: A Cultural History of Portraiture and PDF

By Richard H. Saunders

snap shots. we all know what they're, yet why can we lead them to? american citizens were celebrating themselves in snap shots because the arrival of the 1st itinerant portrait painters to the colonies. They created photos to commemorate household, glorify the recognized, determine our nationwide myths, and honor our shared heroes. even if portray in oil, carving in stone, casting in bronze, taking pictures on movie, or calculating in binary code, we spend significant time developing, considering, and gathering our likenesses.

In this sumptuously illustrated publication, Richard H. Saunders explores our collective knowing of portraiture, its heritage in the US, the way it shapes our person and nationwide id, and why we make portraits—whether for propaganda and public effect or for private and personal appreciation. American Faces is a wealthy and engaging view of ourselves.

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