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The Resource The discovery of America, Saul Steinberg

The discovery of America, Saul Steinberg

Label
The discovery of America
Title
The discovery of America
Statement of responsibility
Saul Steinberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No sooner had he arrived on American shores in 1942 than Saul Steinberg embarked on an artistic journey of discovery: an exploration, in witty, sometimes disturbing, sometimes hilarious drawings, of this vast and diverse country. Over the decades Americans found themselves - in the pages of The New Yorker and in dozens of exhibitions and collections both public and private - revealed, dis-covered, by an artist endowed with a rare understanding of the national character, a profound appreciation for the uniquely American interplay between landscape and culture, and an unsparing eye for the native illusions. Now, for the first time, almost two hundred of these extraordinary works have been assembled in a beautiful collection chosen and sequenced by the artist himself. Journeying through Steinberg's America we encounter that ubiquitous phenomenon, the parade; we visit the distinctive, low-lying small towns that dot the countryside, the canyons of New York, the twenty-four-hour carnival that is Las Vegas. Here are the monoliths of our geography, our banks and post offices; here the Flat Earth, California, street battles, visible noise, handmade pennies, Woman's Liberation, Art, Prosperity, and taxicabs; here the people - cowboys and cowgirls, cultural icons, "monopods," unidentifiable wanderers (Who Are They?) - who inhabit the land; here the biting allegories that lend a new dimension to our hectic political life; here the beloved and well-known images that brilliantly, economically sum up a place and an attitude (e.g., the famous map of the world from the New York perspective); and here, at journey's end, a lyrical watercolor that points the way to a more hopeful future. As the distinguished critic Arthur Danto says in his penetrating introduction to this remarkable collection: "Steinberg is our national treasure, his hand the hand through which the nation inscribes itself in order to discover its true soul."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinberg, Saul
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC1429.S588
LC item number
A4 1992
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steinberg
  • Steinberg, Saul
  • Steinberg, Saul
  • United States
  • American wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Humour par l'image américain
  • États-Unis
  • American wit and humor, Pictorial
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
  • Drawing, American
  • Jewish illustrators
Label
The discovery of America, Saul Steinberg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26909472
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 208 p.
Isbn
9780679402787
Lccn
92052959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly ill. (all col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26909472
  • (OCoLC)26909472
Label
The discovery of America, Saul Steinberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26909472
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 208 p.
Isbn
9780679402787
Lccn
92052959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly ill. (all col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o26909472
  • (OCoLC)26909472

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