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NPR Story on Jacob Riis Jacob Riis Photographs at MoMA
Follow this link to see a guide to New York: A Documentary Film prepared by PBS. An especially useful list of episodes and scenes can be found in the final pages.
Transcendentalism was an American philosophical movement set into motion by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882). It was one of a number of “Romantic” movements of the nineteenth century–which included the romantic poetry of Byron and Shelly, the religious mysticism of… Continue Reading →
Thomas Cole, “The Titian’s Goblet” (1833) In the middle of the nineteenth century painters such as Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886), Thomas Cole (1801-1848) and Fredric Edwin Church (1826-1900) popularized landscapes that emphasized the romantic, sublime, and fantastic aspects of New… Continue Reading →