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Vivien Green Fryd

Vivien Green Fryd is associate professor of art history at Vanderbilt University. She is the author of Marriage and Modernity: The Art and Lives of Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keefe.

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Art and Empire
The Politics of Ethnicity in the United States Capitol, 1815–1860
By Vivien Green Fryd

The subject matter and iconography of much of the art in the U.S. Capitol forms a remarkably coherent program of the early course of North American empire, from discovery and settlement to the national development and westward expansion that necessitated the subjugation of the indigenous peoples. In Art and Empire, Vivien Green Fryd's revealing cultural and political interpretation of the portraits, reliefs, allegories, and historical paintings commissioned for the U.S.

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