The art of revolutions : papers from a conference held at the American Philosophical Society, October 26-28, 2017 / cosponsored by the American Philosophical Society, the Museum of the American Revolution, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Art of Revolutions (Conference) (2017 : Philadelphia, Pa.) [Browse]
  • Philadelphia [Pennsylvania] : American Philosophical Society Press, [2021]
  • ©2021
xiii, 307 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.


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  • Transactions of the American Philosophical Society ; v. 109, pt. 5. [More in this series]
  • Transactions of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge, 0065-9746 ; volume 109, part 5 [More in this series]
Summary note
The American Philosophical Society exhibition, Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia (April-December 2017), curated by Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows Drs. Diana Marsh and Amy Ellison, offered visitors a look at the lives, accomplishments, and legacies of Charles Willson Peale and his talented family. Expanding on the exhibition, "The Art of Revolutions" conference, cosponsored by the American Philosophical Society, the Museum of the American Revolution, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, explored the role of imagery in influencing and giving meaning to the political revolutions that defined the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The conference was held October 26-28, 2017, at the American Philosophical Society. Included here is a selection of the talks presented at the conference, revised and updated. The volume also contains an introduction by Cathy Kelley and a compelling preface by Patrick Spero, Librarian and Director of the APS Library.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • I. Prints, Performance, and Patriots in the Garden : 1. The Visual Culture of Commemorative Summerhouses in the Age of Revolutions / Kerry Dean Carso
  • 2. Charles Willson Peale, Nancy Hallam, and Shakespeare's Cymbeline on the Revolutionary Stage / Amy M. E. Morris
  • 3. The Printer and the Painter: Portraying Print Culture in an Age of Revolution / Martha J. King
  • II. Art in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions : 4. The Materiality of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World / Ashli White
  • III. Iconoclasts and Vandals : 5. Rethinking Revolutionary Vandalism: Destruction and Creation in a Drawing by Hubert Robert / Frédérique Baumgartner
  • 6. Offended Eyes and Guilty Marbles: Vandalisme Révolutionnaire and Art Policy during the French Revolution / Nausikaä El-Mecky
  • IV. The Revolutionary Politics of Everyday Art : 7. Paper Chiefs: Sayer & Bennett's Portraits of American Revolutionaries / Amy Torbert
  • 8. American Idols: Fashions à l'Americaine in Pre-Revolutionary France / Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell
  • V. Remembering Revolution in Material Culture : 9. Barbarously Murdered': Gravestones and American Innocence, 1775-76 / Caitlin Galante-DeAngelis Hopkins
  • 10. Revolutionary Penelopes: Patriotic Seamstresses in Nineteenth-century Italian Art / Isabella Campagnol
  • VI. Performance and Public Displays of Revolution : 11. Parade as Persuasion: Re-Thinking New York's Federal Procession / Laura Auricchio
  • Rubble and Reuse: Picturing Architectural Iconoclasm in Revolutionary Paris, 1789-99 / Camille Mathieu.
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  • 1606180959 (paperback)
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