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The Great American Hall of Wonders

Claire Perry

Copublished with D. Giles Ltd.
242 pp.: Ill (67 color)
ISBN: 978-1-904832-97-3

Hardcover, $65.00 $48.75

Softcover, $45.00 $33.75

The Great American Hall of Wonders is a vividly illustrated survey of the American ingenuity that energized all aspects of nineteenth-century society, from the painting of landscapes and scenes of everyday life to the planning of scientific expedition and the development of new mechanical devices. Each chapter comprises an essay and a selection from more than 120 illustrations. These include works by pre-eminent painters Winslow Homer, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Church and Thomas Cole.