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Buffalo Bill Historical Center

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Works: 201 works in 325 publications in 1 language and 15,278 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Art  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Other, Curator
Classifications: N8214.5.U6, 760.0449978
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Frederic Remington : the masterworks by Michael Edward Shapiro( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It would be easy to dismiss Remington's Wild West panorama with his glorified cowboys and noble savages, his ready-made melancholy and sunsets. While this catalogue of a traveling exhibition recognizes the painter's vocal jingoism and racism, it aims to show that he was much more than a facile celebrant of American frontier life. In Remington's later paintings, a literal realism gave way to impressionism and symbolism. His pure, almost abstract landscapes and romantic nocturnes suggest that white settlers could live in harmony with nature instead of imposing their will on it. The energy and dynamism of his darkly encrusted, cantilevered sculptures are undeniable. Remington's awareness that the destruction of Amerindian civilization was a national tragedy is reflected in his little-known, melodramatic novels and short stories, as one of the essays here makes clear. With 180 plates (half in color), this album highlights his diverse artistic outlets, from photography to drawing. Shapiro is chief curator at the St. Louis Art Museum; Hassrick is director of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. BOMC dividend selection, American Artist Book Club alternate. (March)
Art of the American Indian frontier : the Chandler-Pohrt Collection by David W Penney( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the many objects in the collection. Includes memoirs, essay and text
Songs of the Wild West( )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panoramic in scope, these 45 songs are paired with art from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. The songs reflect life during the development of the West
American frontier life : early Western painting and prints by Alan Axelrod( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovered lands, invented pasts : transforming visions of the American West by Jules David Prown( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A common theme of western American art--from the depictions of Indians by early explorers to the monumental landscapes of Albert Bierstadt to the vibrant images of Georgia O'Keeffe--is the transformation of the land through European-American exploration and resettlement. In this handsome book, leading authorities look at western American art of the past three centuries, reevaluating it from the perspectives of history, art history, and American studies." "Jules David Prown begins the book by discussing the need for interdisciplinary approaches to broaden the study of western American art. Nancy K. Anderson then calls for a reconsideration of western art as art rather than documentation and for the adoption of new methods to probe its aesthetic, historical, political, and cultural complexities. William Cronon explores what an environmental historian might learn from American landscape art, concluding that each image must be read as a multilayered view intertwining past, present, and future within a larger context of progress and expansionism. Examining representations of American Indians, Brian W. Dippie finds that early works pictured Indians caught up in a process of dramatic change while later artists showed them frozen outside of time; when the frontier ended, western art made nostalgia its defining characteristic. Martha A. Sandweiss argues that the ways in which views of the American west and its peoples reached nineteenth-century audiences--through large edition prints, book illustrations, or theatrical exhibitions--significantly affected both the images and the meanings attached to them. Susan Prendergast Schoelwer challenges popular perceptions of the frontier as a womanless domain, discovering abundant pictures of Native American women in the art of the western fur trade. Howard R. Lamar concludes by discussing the changing perceptions of western artists and inhabitants of their region's landscape in the twentieth century."
The American West( )

in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American frontier : pioneers, settlers & cowboys, 1800-1899 by William C Davis( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history and development of the Old West by looking at the individuals who played important roles
Frontier America : art and treasures of the Old West from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center by Paul Fees( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains reproductions of artworks, objects, and photographs
The Rocky Mountains : a vision for artists in the nineteenth century by Patricia Trenton( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buffalo Bill and the Wild West by Brooklyn Museum( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory and vision : arts, cultures, and lives of Plains Indian peoples by Emma I Hansen( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the Native peoples of the Great Plains - including the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Lakota, Shoshone, Blackfeet, Kiowa, Pawnee, Arikara, Gros Ventre, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Crow tribes - is integral to the history and heritage of the American West. These buffalo hunting and horticultural people once dominated the vast open region of the Great Plains, west of the Mississippi River and east of the Rock Mountains, that stretches from present-day Canada to Texas." "The magnificent arts of Plains Indian people also had such spiritual underpinnings which, together with their historical and cultural contexts, can provide greater insight and appreciation of their tribal significances. Illustrated with more than 300 images of objects from the collections of the Plains Indian Museum and Whitney Gallery of Western Art of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, archival photographs of contemporary Native life, Memory and Vision: Arts, Cultures, and Lives of Plains Indian People is a comprehensive examination of the environments and historic forces that forged these cultures, and a celebration of their ongoing presence in our national society."--Jacket
Greatest Photographs of the American West : capturing 125 years of majesty, spirit, and adventure( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American West exists in the imagination as a place both mythical and familiar, where adventurous men and women built sturdy lives in a dramatic setting of sprawling, rugged lands. Drawing from an incredible trove of photographs that span more than a century, Greatest Photographs of the American West captures the beauty, majesty, and allure of the Wild West and its stunning terrain, while exploring the emotional and cultural impact of this captivating place"--Back cover
The art of William Ranney : forging an American identity : with a catalogue of his works by Linda Bantel( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wounded Knee : lest we forget by Alvin M Josephy( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frederic Remington Studio by Peter H Hassrick( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public lands, public heritage : the national forest idea by Alfred Runte( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Coleman by Michael Coleman( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagining the open range : Erwin E. Smith, cowboy photographer by B. Byron Price( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annual report by Buffalo Bill Historical Center( )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming by Buffalo Bill Historical Center( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Art of the American Indian frontier : the Chandler-Pohrt Collection
Alternative Names

controlled identityBuffalo Bill Center of the West

BBHC

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Buffalo Bill Historical Center (Cody)

Languages
English (92)

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Art of the American Indian frontier : the Chandler-Pohrt CollectionSongs of the Wild WestDiscovered lands, invented pasts : transforming visions of the American WestThe American frontier : pioneers, settlers & cowboys, 1800-1899Memory and vision : arts, cultures, and lives of Plains Indian peoplesThe Frederic Remington StudioImagining the open range : Erwin E. Smith, cowboy photographer