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The Resource Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the gilded age cemetery, by Cynthia Mills

Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the gilded age cemetery, by Cynthia Mills

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Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the gilded age cemetery
Title
Beyond grief
Title remainder
sculpture and wonder in the gilded age cemetery
Statement of responsibility
by Cynthia Mills
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Beyond Grief explores high-style funerary sculptures and their functions during the turn of the twentieth century. Many scholars have overlooked these monuments, viewing them as mere oddities, a part of an individual artist's oeuvre, a detail of a patron's biography, or local civic cemetery history. This volume considers them in terms of their wider context and shifting use as objects of consolation, power, and multisensory mystery and wonder. Art historian Cynthia Mills traces the stories of four families who memorialized their losses through sculpture. Henry Brooks Adams commissioned perhaps the most famous American cemetery monument of all, the Adams Memorial in Washington, D.C. The bronze figure was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who became the nation's foremost sculptor. Another innovative bronze monument featured the Milmore brothers, who had worked together as sculptors in the Boston area. Artist Frank Duveneck composed a recumbent portrait of his wife following her early death in Paris; in Rome, the aging William Wetmore Story made an angel of grief his last work as a symbol of his sheer desolation after his wife's death. Through these incredible monuments Mills explores questions like: Why did new forms--many of them now produced in bronze rather than stone and placed in architectural settings--arise just at this time, and how did they mesh or clash with the sensibilities of their era' Why was there a gap between the intention of these elite patrons and artists, whose lives were often intertwined in a closed circle, and the way some public audiences received them through the filter of the mass media' Beyond Grief traces the monuments' creation, influence, and reception in the hope that they will help us to understand the larger story: how survivors used cemetery memorials as a vehicle to mourn and remember, and how their meaning changed over time
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Mills, Cynthia
Dewey number
731.76 MILL
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Sepulchral monuments
  • Art and society
  • Art and society
Label
Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the gilded age cemetery, by Cynthia Mills
Instantiates
Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-226) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1523314
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781935623793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781935623793
  • (OCoLC)904968058
Label
Beyond grief : sculpture and wonder in the gilded age cemetery, by Cynthia Mills
Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-226) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1523314
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781935623793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781935623793
  • (OCoLC)904968058

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