A Companion to American Art presents 35 newly-commissioned essays by leadingscholars that explore the methodology, historiography, and current state of the field of American art history.
- Features contributions from a balance of established and emerging scholars, art and architectural historians, and other specialists
- Includes several paired essays to emphasize dialogue and debate between scholars on important contemporary issues in American art history
- Examines topics such as the methodological stakes in the writing of American art history, changing ideas about what constitutes Americanness, and the relationship of art to public culture
- Offers a fascinating portrait of the evolution and current state of the field of American art history and suggests future directions of scholarship
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