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The Resource A deaf artist in early America : the worlds of John Brewster, Jr., Harlan Lane

A deaf artist in early America : the worlds of John Brewster, Jr., Harlan Lane

Label
A deaf artist in early America : the worlds of John Brewster, Jr.
Title
A deaf artist in early America
Title remainder
the worlds of John Brewster, Jr.
Statement of responsibility
Harlan Lane
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The extraordinary and untold story of John Brewster Jr., a preeminent Deaf American artist. Until his death 150 years ago, John Brewster Jr. was one of the most prominent portrait painters in America. Born deaf in 1766, his hauntingly beautiful portraits have a directness and intensity of vision that were rarely equaled. Harlan Lane's groundbreaking biography includes little-known and invaluable information on the early French roots of the American Deaf-World, the first school for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut, the integrated Deaf community of Martha's Vineyard, and Contemporary Deaf art. Superbly illustrated with twenty-four pages of color images, A Deaf Artist in Early America provides a rare glimpse of Brewster and his art; it also contextualizes the distinctive culture, language, social institutions, and legacy of the Deaf in America.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
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Lane, Harlan
Dewey number
  • 759.13
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1766-1854
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Brewster, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brewster, John
  • Brewster, John
  • Brewster, John
  • Brewster, John
  • Portrait painters
  • Deaf artists
  • Deaf
  • Portraitistes
  • Artistes sourds
  • Sourds
  • Deaf artists
  • Deaf
  • Portrait painters
  • Maine
  • United States
  • Bildnismaler
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Label
A deaf artist in early America : the worlds of John Brewster, Jr., Harlan Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Art Lessons from Rev. Joseph Steward
  • 12
  • 4.
  • From Connecticut to Maine
  • 14
  • Part II
  • The World of the Federalist Elite
  • 5.
  • Farmers, Merchants, and Artisans
  • Part I
  • 19
  • 6.
  • The Limner's Trade
  • 22
  • 7.
  • Four Brewster Sitters
  • 25
  • 8.
  • Art as a Window on the Times
  • 30
  • The Puritan World
  • 9.
  • Children in Art and Life
  • 35
  • 10.
  • Brewster's Career
  • 42
  • Part III
  • The Deaf-World
  • 11.
  • Brewster Attends the American Asylum
  • 1.
  • 53
  • 12.
  • The French Roots of the American Deaf-World
  • 56
  • 13.
  • The Beginnings of the Asylum and ASL
  • 59
  • 14.
  • The Deaf Community on Martha's Vineyard
  • 62
  • The Founding of New England
  • 15.
  • The Deaf Community on the Mainland
  • 69
  • 16.
  • The Founding of the Deaf-World
  • 74
  • 17.
  • Ethnic Consciousness and Genetics
  • 77
  • 18.
  • 3
  • The Tradition of Deaf Art
  • 83
  • 19.
  • Visual Perception and the Deaf
  • 86
  • Part IV
  • The Art World
  • 20.
  • Brewster's Precursors
  • 91
  • 2.
  • 21.
  • The Art of the Limners
  • 97
  • 22.
  • Brewster's Art
  • 102
  • Part V
  • The Deaf-World and Deaf Art Today
  • 23.
  • Deaf Ethnicity in the United States
  • Brewster's Roots
  • 111
  • 24.
  • Contemporary Deaf Art
  • 118
  • 25.
  • The Uses of Ethnic Consciousness
  • 126
  • A Brewster Inventory
  • 141
  • 7
Control code
ocm54529943
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780807066164
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004004640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)54529943
Label
A deaf artist in early America : the worlds of John Brewster, Jr., Harlan Lane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • Art Lessons from Rev. Joseph Steward
  • 12
  • 4.
  • From Connecticut to Maine
  • 14
  • Part II
  • The World of the Federalist Elite
  • 5.
  • Farmers, Merchants, and Artisans
  • Part I
  • 19
  • 6.
  • The Limner's Trade
  • 22
  • 7.
  • Four Brewster Sitters
  • 25
  • 8.
  • Art as a Window on the Times
  • 30
  • The Puritan World
  • 9.
  • Children in Art and Life
  • 35
  • 10.
  • Brewster's Career
  • 42
  • Part III
  • The Deaf-World
  • 11.
  • Brewster Attends the American Asylum
  • 1.
  • 53
  • 12.
  • The French Roots of the American Deaf-World
  • 56
  • 13.
  • The Beginnings of the Asylum and ASL
  • 59
  • 14.
  • The Deaf Community on Martha's Vineyard
  • 62
  • The Founding of New England
  • 15.
  • The Deaf Community on the Mainland
  • 69
  • 16.
  • The Founding of the Deaf-World
  • 74
  • 17.
  • Ethnic Consciousness and Genetics
  • 77
  • 18.
  • 3
  • The Tradition of Deaf Art
  • 83
  • 19.
  • Visual Perception and the Deaf
  • 86
  • Part IV
  • The Art World
  • 20.
  • Brewster's Precursors
  • 91
  • 2.
  • 21.
  • The Art of the Limners
  • 97
  • 22.
  • Brewster's Art
  • 102
  • Part V
  • The Deaf-World and Deaf Art Today
  • 23.
  • Deaf Ethnicity in the United States
  • Brewster's Roots
  • 111
  • 24.
  • Contemporary Deaf Art
  • 118
  • 25.
  • The Uses of Ethnic Consciousness
  • 126
  • A Brewster Inventory
  • 141
  • 7
Control code
ocm54529943
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780807066164
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004004640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)54529943

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