History of the American Mural is Published as a Website
The independent historian of American art, Dr. Francis V. O'Connor, announces the electronic publication of his long-awaited history of mural painting in the United States. Dr. O'Connor states the following about his book: “The purpose of this electronic publication is to make available to scholars, students, muralists, artists and the general public - at no charge - the text of a book that fills a gap in our understanding of the development of American art and culture. Being readable, citable, searchable and augmentable, my ambition is that this book shall grow over the years - and inspire more scholarly research in the field of the American mural that this book opens up for the first time.”
NOTE: This book is not an “E-book” to be downloaded into a hand-held mechanism like a Kindle or iPad. It is a website that is a book, handsomely designed to offer in itself, with emphasis on its being readable, searchable, citable and augmentable, all the services of a published monograph.
With this publication of The Mural In America: Wall Painting in the United State from Prehistory to the Present, Dr. O'Connor tops off his nearly 45-year-long career as an art historian. Previously he has, with eight books and over one hundred essays, documented the Abstract Expressionist artist, Jackson Pollock, opened up the field of the New Deal art projects with his early research and publications, established the utility of psychodynamic theory as a vehicle for the interpretation of art - and now has presented a survey of American wall painting with the electronic publication of the Mural in America.
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