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Niagara Falls : Icon of the American Sublime

McKinsey, Elizabeth

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ISBN 10: 0521259010 / ISBN 13: 9780521259019
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1985
Gebraucht Zustand Very Good Hardcover
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331 pp.+ 8 Color Photo Plts, BW Photos in Text, Blue Hardback, Gilt title, 4to, owner name else VG, no DJ, 1st ed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 005211

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In this fascinating study, Beth McKinsey has chronicled the changing image of Niagara Falls, analysing the shifts in sensibility that produced different responses to the great cataract from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. She examines the evolving role of the Falls as the very meaning of the sublime moved away from its roots in eighteenth-century English aesthetics: from a natural, to a moral, to a technological basis. At the same time, the author describes the growing commercial trade.

Inhaltsangabe: In this fascinating study, Beth McKinsey has chronicled and examined the changing image of Niagara Falls from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. She analyses the evolving role of the Falls; from a natural, to a moral, to a technological and commercial basis.

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Titel: Niagara Falls : Icon of the American Sublime

Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Erscheinungsdatum: 1985

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Auflage: 1st Edition

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