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Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush with Leisure, 1895-1925

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The images that are often associated with the Ashcan school of artists are the more sombre depictions of working-class life in early twentieth-century New York. This subject matter is not, however, representative of the entire spectrum of Ashcan art. Featuring some of the Ashcan school's most vibrant and outstanding works, this book demonstrates unequivocally the zeal with ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Merrell Publishers
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Frank McAdam
Jul 15, 2016 Frank McAdam rated it really liked it
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Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artists' Brush With Leisure, 1895–1925 is recommended not only to those studying the course of American Realism, but also to anyone with an interest in the history of NYC at the turn of the twentieth century. The book was orginally compiled as a catalog to an exhibit at the NY Historical Society, but is much more readable -- perhaps due to its subject matter -- than most such volumes. Vincent DiGirolamo's essay "New York in an Age of Amusement" is particularly instru ...more
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