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WALT WHITEMAN: "DEMOCRATIC VISTAS"

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Arts in the Gilded Age
by Marilynn Castillo 5 per.

STEPHEN CRANE, MAGGIE: A GIRL OF THE STREETS
The book Maggie: A Girl of the Streets emphasizes on a young lady named Maggie who struggles living a horrible life being surrounded by her destructive family members.She tries to escape the life she's living with a friend but later is let down. Towards the end, she tries to reunite but there is no hope for her. At the end she dies helplessly.

This book is significant because of its literary realism to that period it was written and the overall meaning behind the story.The connection between the story and the period at which alcohol widely being abused and money problems opens the readers eyes to how the families we're back then.
Richard Morris Hunt
Richard Hunt, being the first American to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Artsarcheticts , architectures were similar to that as a palace and European castles.Hunt shifted the architecture of English to French .(Gothin style)
John Singer Sargent
Born in Florence in 1856, Sargent studied painting in Italy and France.Madame Gautreau was his first painting that caused him to become a sensation. Sargent was influenced by Diego Velasquez and Frans Hal. Sargent was a realism artist but sometimes used impressionistic technique.
EDWARD BELLAMY, LOOKING BACKWARD: 2000 TO 1887
The book tells the story of Julian West who goes 113 years into the future, leaving the horrible present and observing the new civilized future. Doing so, he see's a better and fair world allowing equality to everyone.

The significance of this story is that the author, expresses his way of wanting the work environment and world in general fair and joyful. During the time period the book was written, there were many bad conditions in the work force and unequal opportunities to the lower hard working class.
In Democratic Vistas, Walt Whiteman emphasizes on the lack of compatibility between democracy and the corruption of the government. The resolution to the problem would be through perfected progress of science and democratic literature. (The story is taken place in the future America. )

The significance of the book is Walt Whitemans perspective of the Old America, being depressing after the Civil War, and the upcoming New America, being a patriotic and more united nation.
Henry Hobson Richardson
Henry Richardson first brought the Romanesque Revival style to America. Richardson mostly used stone and wood for his smaller projects, such as houses and public buildings.
Louis Sullivan
Louis Sulivan modernized the architect building, during the era, wanting a new and leaving the old styles of architect behind.Sulivan came up with the concept form follows function.
James McNeill Whistler
Born in America, Whistler dropped out of West Point Military to pursue his artistic career.His early influence was Gustave Courbe a realist painter. He studied art in France and then traveled to London where he painted his first real work 'La Mere Gerard' in 1858.James Whistler was a realistic painter.
Mary Cassatt
Mary Cassat was born in America but spent most of her adult life in France to study art. There she established her self as an artist with the help of The Paris Salon.Her influence was Edgar Degas. She also was part in the Impressionist movement. Most of her art work are paintings of a woman and children in the new impressionist style.
Winslow Homer
Winsloe Homer. an American painter, first became a commercial print maker then briefly studied oil painting. He did not attend art school. His first paintings were images of the Civil War, being sent to the front in Virginia. Homer began to use oil painting and watercolour in his paintings.The sea became the dominant theme in his works.He was influenced by French naturalism, Japanese prints, and contemporary fashion illustration. Homer made new style and vision which later carried his talent into new realms.
Albert Pinkham Ryder
Albert Pinkham Ryder, an American painter, moved to New York where he first began artistic training under William E. Marshall.Ryder. Early style of painting began with naturalism of bright, smoothly finished pastoral or animal themes but then shifted to somber moods expressed in both color and style. He did not have any major American or European influence. He created haunting and turbulent paintings from the literature and opera(including the bible). Ryder was a romantic painter.
WALT WHITEMAN: DEMOCRATIC VISTAS
WiLLIAM DEAN HOWELLS: THE RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM
MARK TWAIN: A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT
In the Rise of Silas Laphan, Howells tells the story of the fall of Vermont entrepreneur Silas Lapham.Within the story, the only resolution to bringing the Laphan business back up is to take the “economy of pain” formula.


The significance of this book is that Howells expands the perspective of Americas economy struggles, during that time period, and how people would try to resolve their finical problems.
Mark Twain novel tells the story of a man who has been transported back into the medieval times, and observes the different problems associated to democratic capitalism and etc. He is then given the task to fix those problems in order to modernize and improve the lives of people for the future America

The major significance of this book is that the author, through a story line, tells the reader the many different economic problems that were occurring in that era.
Victorian Furnishing
Citations:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Vistashttp://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/whitman/vistas/vistas.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rise_of_Silas_Lapham
http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/r/the-rise-of-silas-lapham/about-the-rise-of-silas-lapham

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Connecticut_Yankee_in_King_Arthur's_Court
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/maggie/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggie:_A_Girl_of_the_Streets
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looking_Backward
http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/lookingbackward/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Morris_Hunt
http://ncarchitects.lib.ncsu.edu/people/P000278
http://library.thinkquest.org/C006928/architects.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Hobson_Richardson
http://library.thinkquest.org/C006928/architects.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Sullivan
http://louissullivanfilm.com/sullivan/
http://www.johnsingersargent.org/
http://www.artble.com/artists/john_singer_sargent
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Abbott_McNeill_Whistler
http://www.theartgallery.com.au/whistler.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Cassatt
http://www.biography.com/people/mary-cassatt-9240820
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/homr/hd_homr.htm
http://www.phillipscollection.org/research/american_art/bios/ryder-bio.htm
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