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Burns, Sarah

Overview
Works: 35 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 6,130 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Art  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Collector
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sarah Burns
Painting the dark side : art and the Gothic imagination in nineteenth-century America by Sarah Burns( Book )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Voices from the dark or "gothic" side of American life are well known through the work of writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Herman Melville. But who were the Poes of American art? Until now, art historians have for the most part seen the gothic as the province of misfits and oddballs who rejected the bright landscapes of the Hudson River School and the cheerful scenes of everyday life depicted by popular genre painters. In Painting the Dark Side, Sarah Burns counters this view, arguing that the gothic, far from being marginal, was pervasive, giving artists - recognized masters and eccentric outsiders alike - a potent visual language to express the darker facets of history and the psyche. A deep gothic strain in the visual arts becomes evident in these beautifully written, richly illustrated pages, illuminating the entire spectrum of American art." "Weaving a complex tapestry of biography, psychology, and history, Sarah Burns reveals nineteenth-century American painting as a haunted ground of personal demons, racial fears, and pathologies of mind and body. She exposes dark dimensions in the work of both romantic artists such as Albert Pinkham Ryder and Thomas Cole and realists like Thomas Eakins and argues persuasively that works by artists such as John Quidor, David Gilmour Blythe, and William Rimmer, generally considered outsiders, belong to the mainstream of American art. She explores the borderlands where popular visual culture mingled with the elite medium of oil and delves into such topics as slave revolt, drugs, grave-robbing, vivisection, drunkenness, female monstrosity and family secrets. Cutting deep across the grain of standard nationalistic accounts of nineteenth-century art, Painting the Dark Side provides a thrilling, radically alternative vision of American art and visual culture."--Jacket
Inventing the modern artist : art and culture in Gilded Age America by Sarah Burns( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah Burns tells the story of artists in American society during a period of critical transition from Victorian to modern values, examining how culture shaped the artists and how artists shaped their culture. Focusing on such important painters as James McNeill Whistler, William Merritt Chase, Cecilia Beaux, Winslow Homer, and Albert Pinkham Ryder, she investigates how artists reacted to the growing power of the media, to an expanding consumer society, to the need for a specifically American artist type, and to the problem of gender
American art to 1900 : a documentary history by Sarah Burns( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the simple assertion that "words matter" in the study of visual art, this comprehensive but eminently readable volume gathers an extraordinary selection of words--painters and sculptors writing in their diaries, critics responding to a sensational exhibition, groups of artists issuing stylistic manifestos, and poets reflecting on particular works of art. Along with a broad array of canonical texts, Sarah Burns and John Davis have assembled an astonishing variety of unknown, little known, or undervalued documents to convey the story of American art through the many voices of its contemporary practitioners, consumers, and commentators. American Art to 1900 highlights such critically important themes as women artists, African American representation and expression, regional and itinerant artists, Native Americans and the frontier, popular culture and vernacular imagery, institutional history, and more. With its hundreds of explanatory headnotes providing essential context and guidance to readers, this book reveals the documentary riches of American art and its many intersecting histories in unprecedented breadth, depth, and detail
Pastoral inventions : rural life in nineteenth-century American art and culture by Sarah Burns( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winslow Homer : artist and angler by Patricia A Junker( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As counterpoint to all his other work, especially in the 1880s, they serve to underscore Homer's passion for and dedication to fly-fishing. Examines Homer's lifelong devotion to fishing as it related to his connection to the American landscape, and his extraordinary ability to evoke the atmosphere of pastoral locales. Over 180 color and b/w figures, plates and photographs
American women modernists : the legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945 by Robert Henri( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven essays included in this volume move beyond the famed Ashcan School to recover the lesser known work of Robert Henri's women students. The contributors, who include well-known scholars of art history, American studies, and cultural studies demonstrate how these women participated in the "modernizing" of women's roles during this era
Home front : daily life in the Civil War North by Peter John Brownlee( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword: picturing war / Adam Goodheart -- The home at war, the war at home: the art of the Northern home front / Sarah Burns and Daniel Greene -- The fabric of war: cotton, commodities, and contrabands / Peter John Brownlee -- Other homes, other fronts: native America during the Civil War / Scott Stevens -- Nothing daunts Chicago: wartime relief on the home front / Daniel Greene -- Rending and mending: the needle, the flag, and the wounds of war in Lilly Martin Spencer's Home of the red, white, and blue / Sarah Burns -- Nature, nurture, nation: appetites for apples and autumn during the Civil War / Diane Dillon
Picturing the banjo by Leo G Mazow( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a lady : peintures et photographies américaines en France, 1870-1915 by Musée américain Giverny( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of desire : erotic treasures from the Kinsey Institute, October 24-December 5, 1997 by Gender, and Reproduction Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subversion and surrealism in the art of Honoré Sharrer( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers the first critical reassessment of an artist whose mature oeuvre constitutes a rich and often disquieting critique that is equal parts wit, seduction, and bite. Honoré Sharrer (1920-2009) was a major figure in the years surrounding World War II, though her commitment to leftist ideals and an alternate trajectory of surrealism put her at increasing odds with the political and artistic climate of the time"--
Winslow Homer, artist and angler by Patricia A Junker( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoofbeats and heartbeats : the horse in American art( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winslow Homer : the nature and rhythm of life : from the Arkell Museum at Canajoharie by Diane E Forsberg( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subversion and surrealism in the art of Honoré Sharrer by Honoré Sharrer( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers the first critical reassessment of an artist whose mature oeuvre constitutes a rich and often disquieting critique that is equal parts wit, seduction, and bite. Honoré Sharrer (1920-2009) was a major figure in the years surrounding World War II, though her commitment to leftist ideals and an alternate trajectory of surrealism put her at increasing odds with the political and artistic climate of the time"
The poetic mode in American painting : George Fuller and Thomas Dewing by Sarah Burns( )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels & tomboys : girlhood in nineteenth-century American art by Holly Pyne Connor( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explores the myriad ways artists portrayed young girls, from the sentimental, innocent stereotype to the freespirited individual. Works by John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Eakins, together with those by leading women artists, such as Cecilia Beaux and Mary Cassatt, reveal a new, provocative psychological element not found in early Victorian portraiture, while the mischievous tomboys in Lilly Martin Spencer's paintings and the pure angels in the works of Abbot Handerson Thayer underscore the complexity of girlhood--and of representing that evanescent phase. Essays ... consider the historical, social, and literary contexts of the artworks, drawing on sources as varied as etiquette books, poems, censuses, and the histories of medicine and economics. With more than 130 illustrations--including paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs ..."--Publisher description
The Central Park Five by Sarah Burns( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth account of one of New York City's most notorious crimes. On April 20, 1989, the body of a woman is discovered in Central Park, her skull badly smashed. Within days, five black and Latino teenagers confess to her rape and beating. The ensuing media frenzy and hysterical public reaction is extraordinary. The young men are tried and convicted as adults, despite the fact that the teens quickly recant their inconsistent and inaccurate confessions and that no tests or eyewitness accounts tie any of them to the victim. They serve their complete sentences before another man, serial rapist Matias Reyes, confesses to the crime and is connected to it by DNA testing. Intertwining the stories of these five young men, the police officers, the district attorneys, the victim, and Reyes, author Burns unravels the forces that made both the crime and its prosecution possible.--From publisher description
Eastman Johnson : painting America by Teresa A Carbone( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important painters of the 19th century, Eastman Johnson (1824-1906) produced a number of canvases that now stand as icons of American art. Works like his Negro Life at the South (1859), Fiddling His Way (1866). Not at Home (ca. 1873), and The Cranberry Harvest, Island of Nantucket (1880) are remarkable both for their artistic originality and for what they suggest about American culture of the period.This comprehensive volume accompanies the first major museum retrospective devoted to Johnson in more than twenty-five years. Eastman Johnson: Painting America reproduces in color 104 works by Johnson along with 108 black-and-white comparative illustrations, making it the most complete source of reproductions of the artist's work
 
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Inventing the modern artist : art and culture in Gilded Age America
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Inventing the modern artist : art and culture in Gilded Age AmericaAmerican art to 1900 : a documentary historyWinslow Homer : artist and anglerAmerican women modernists : the legacy of Robert Henri, 1910-1945Picturing the banjoPortrait of a lady : peintures et photographies américaines en France, 1870-1915The art of desire : erotic treasures from the Kinsey Institute, October 24-December 5, 1997Winslow Homer, artist and angler
Alternative Names
=Burns, Sarah

Burns, Sarah L.

Burns, Sarah Lea.

Burns, Sarah Lea 1946-

Languages
English (104)

French (8)