The Launch of American Landscape with Editor, Contributors, Authors & Guest Speakers

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Join us in celebrating the launch of American Landscapes: Meditations on Art and Literature in a Changing World with the editors, contributing artists and writers, guest authors, and speakers! Thursday, November 2nd at The Lyric.

Featured guests include American Landscapes editors Ann Abadie and Richard Gruber; authors Jason Bouldin, Linda Burgess, Ed Croom, William Dunlap, Ralph Eubanks, Huger Foote, Ke Francis, Dorothy Howorth, Lisa Howorth, Carlyle Wolfe Lee, Curtis Wilkie and James Meredith; artists and photographers Andrew Blanchard, Charlie Buckley, Jane Rule Burdine, Danny Dickey, Michael Ford, Jack Kotz, Thad Lee, Robert Malone, R. Kim Rushing, Jack Spencer, Glennray Tutor and Brooke White; speakers Casey Cep, John T. Edge, Kathryn Schulz, Ethel Young Scurlock and Judy Woodruff.

About the Book

American Landscapes: Meditations on Art and Literature in a Changing World is a major contemporary survey of landscapes in art and literature of the United States, especially the American South. Inspired by William Dunlap's extraordinary landscape Meditations on the Origins of Agriculture in America and a collection of forty paintings and photographs by Southern artists, this volume brings together artists, authors, and scholars to present new perspectives on art and literature both past and present.

The volume includes art and text from artists John Alexander, Jason Bouldin, William Dunlap, Carlyle Wolfe Lee, Ke Francis, Linda Burgess, Randy Hayes; photographers Sally Mann, Ed Croom, and Huger Foote; museum directors Betsy Bradley, Jane Livingston, and Julian Rankin; and authors W. Ralph Eubanks, John Grisham, J. Richard Gruber, Jessica B. Harris, Lisa Howorth, Julia Reed, Natasha Trethewey, Curtis Wilkie, Joseph M. Pierce, and Drew Gilpin Faust. This diverse group explores major eras of American history portrayed in Dunlap's painting, a landscape that evokes the displacement and genocide of Native Americans, the enslavement of Africans, the Civil War, and William Faulkner's fiction. They examine the history of landscape art in America, connecting art with the works of major writers like William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Natasha Trethewey, and Jesmyn Ward.

In eighteen new essays written during the pandemic and since the events of January 6, 2021, the essayists emphasize how the key issues Dunlap addressed in his 1987 artwork have become part of the national discourse and make his work even more vital today.

Books: 
American Landscapes: Meditations on Art and Literature in a Changing World By Ann J. Abadie (Editor), J. Richard Gruber (Editor) Cover Image
By Ann J. Abadie (Editor), J. Richard Gruber (Editor)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781496845733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of Mississippi - October 20th, 2023

American Landscapes: Meditations on Art and Literature in a Changing World is a major contemporary survey of landscapes in art and literature of the United States, especially the American South.


Event date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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