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The Resource Coney Island : visions of an American dreamland, 1861-2008, Robin Jaffee Frank

Coney Island : visions of an American dreamland, 1861-2008, Robin Jaffee Frank

Label
Coney Island : visions of an American dreamland, 1861-2008
Title
Coney Island
Title remainder
visions of an American dreamland, 1861-2008
Statement of responsibility
Robin Jaffee Frank
Creator
Contributor
Author
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Called "America's playground," Coney Island is a world-famous resort and national cultural symbol that has inspired music, literature, and films. This groundbreaking book is the first to look at the site's enduring status as inspiration for artists throughout the ages, from its inception as an elite seaside resort in the mid-19th century, to its evolution into an entertainment mecca for the masses, with the eventual closing of its iconic amusement park, Astroland, in 2008 after decades of urban decline. How artists chose to portray Coney Island between 1861 and 2008--in tableaux of wonder and menace, hope and despair, dreams and nightmares--mirrored the aspirations and disappointments of the era. This dazzling catalogue highlights more than 200 images from Coney Island's history, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, posters, film stills, architectural artifacts, and carousel animals. An extraordinary array of artists is represented, from George Bellows, William Merritt Chase, Reginald Marsh, and Joseph Stella to Diane Arbus, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Frank, Red Grooms, Weegee, and Swoon. Essays by prominent scholars analyze Coney Island through its imagery and ephemera as both a place and an idea--one that reflected the collective soul of the nation." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Robin Jaffee
Dewey number
791.068747 qF828 2015
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F129.C75
LC item number
F73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Denson, Charles
  • Glick, Josh
  • Kasson, John F.
  • Musser, Charles
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • McNay Art Museum
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Amusement parks
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Amusement parks
  • Manners and customs
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • Unterhaltungsindustrie
  • Freizeitpark
  • Rezeption
  • Kunst
  • New York, NY
Label
Coney Island : visions of an American dreamland, 1861-2008, Robin Jaffee Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, and held there January 31-May 31, 2015; at the San Diego Museum of Art, Calif., July 11-October 13, 2015; at the Brooklyn Museum, N.Y., November 20, 2015-March 13, 2016; and at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Tex., May 11-September 11, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Speculating at Coney Island / John F. Kasson -- Visions of an American dreamland: Down at Coney Isle (1861-1894) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- The world's greatest playground (1895-1929) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- The nickel empire (1930-1939) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- A Coney Island of the mind (1940-1961) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- Requiem for a dream (1962-2008) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- Cinema by the seashore: Twins of the amusement world (1895-1920) / Charles Musser and Josh Glick -- Creating the Hollywood couple (1927-1949) / Josh Glick -- Cameras at Coney (1940-1953) / Charles Musser -- Nostalgia, nightmares, and the spirit of resilience (1971-2008) / Josh Glick -- Political in nature: the new Coney Island / Charles Denson
Control code
ocn886493343
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780300189902
Lccn
2014933284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)886493343
Label
Coney Island : visions of an American dreamland, 1861-2008, Robin Jaffee Frank
Publication
Note
Published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, and held there January 31-May 31, 2015; at the San Diego Museum of Art, Calif., July 11-October 13, 2015; at the Brooklyn Museum, N.Y., November 20, 2015-March 13, 2016; and at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Tex., May 11-September 11, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Speculating at Coney Island / John F. Kasson -- Visions of an American dreamland: Down at Coney Isle (1861-1894) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- The world's greatest playground (1895-1929) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- The nickel empire (1930-1939) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- A Coney Island of the mind (1940-1961) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- Requiem for a dream (1962-2008) / Robin Jaffee Frank -- Cinema by the seashore: Twins of the amusement world (1895-1920) / Charles Musser and Josh Glick -- Creating the Hollywood couple (1927-1949) / Josh Glick -- Cameras at Coney (1940-1953) / Charles Musser -- Nostalgia, nightmares, and the spirit of resilience (1971-2008) / Josh Glick -- Political in nature: the new Coney Island / Charles Denson
Control code
ocn886493343
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xvii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780300189902
Lccn
2014933284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)886493343

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