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The Resource The sweat of their face : portraying American workers, David C. Ward and Dorothy Moss ; with an essay by John Fagg

The sweat of their face : portraying American workers, David C. Ward and Dorothy Moss ; with an essay by John Fagg

Label
The sweat of their face : portraying American workers
Title
The sweat of their face
Title remainder
portraying American workers
Statement of responsibility
David C. Ward and Dorothy Moss ; with an essay by John Fagg
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Explores the visual history of American labor through portraiture by major American artists"--
  • "Work always has been a central construct in the United States, influencing how Americans measure their lives and assess their contribution to the wider society. Work also has been valued as the key element in the philosophy of self-improvement and social mobility that undergird the American value system. Yet work can also be something imposed upon people: it can be exploitative, painful, and hard. This duality is etched into the faces of the people depicted in the portraits showcased in The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers. This companion volume to an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery examines working-class subjects as they appear in artworks by artists including Winslow Homer, Elizabeth Catlett, Danny Lyon, and Shauna Frischkorn. This richly illlustrated book charts the rise and fall of labor from the empowered artisan of the eighteenth century through industrialization and the current American business climate, in which industrial jobs have all but disappeared. It also traces the history of work itself through its impact on the men and women whose laboring bodies are depicted. The Sweat of Their Face is a powerful visual exploration of the inextricable ties between American labor and society."
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
704.9/49331
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8219.L2
LC item number
S94 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ward, David C.
  • Moss, Dorothy
  • Fagg, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class in art
  • Working class
  • Art, American
Label
The sweat of their face : portraying American workers, David C. Ward and Dorothy Moss ; with an essay by John Fagg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • John Fagg
  • The worker in the art museum
  • Dorothy Moss
  • Catalogue
  • Foreword
  • Kim Sajet,
  • director, National Portrait Gallery
  • Introduction
  • David C. Ward
  • The face of labor: portraying the American worker
  • David C. Ward
  • United and gross: picturing individual workers and collective labor
Control code
ocn973058653
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781588346056
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017004906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781588346056
  • (OCoLC)973058653
Label
The sweat of their face : portraying American workers, David C. Ward and Dorothy Moss ; with an essay by John Fagg
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • John Fagg
  • The worker in the art museum
  • Dorothy Moss
  • Catalogue
  • Foreword
  • Kim Sajet,
  • director, National Portrait Gallery
  • Introduction
  • David C. Ward
  • The face of labor: portraying the American worker
  • David C. Ward
  • United and gross: picturing individual workers and collective labor
Control code
ocn973058653
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781588346056
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017004906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781588346056
  • (OCoLC)973058653

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