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Yalebooks. com/art Designed and set in Perpetua variety through Carolyn Eckert published in China by means of Regent Publishing providers restricted Library of Congress keep an eye on quantity: 2014952573 ISBN 978-0-300-20837-5 eISBN 978-0-300-21286-0 a list checklist for this publication is accessible from the British Library. This paper meets the necessities of ANSI/NISO Z 39. 48–1992 (Permanence of Paper). 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 Jacket illustrations: (front) Frederic Edwin Church, the guts of the Andes, 1850 (detail of fig. 22); (back) Frederic Edwin Church, Floating Iceberg, 1859 (fig. 38) Frontispiece: Frederic Edwin Church, The Icebergs, 1861 (detail of fig. 39) web page vi: aspect of fig. 22 FOR MY mom and dad Contents Acknowledgments creation Seeing intimately ONE The huge snapshot technological know-how and the Celestial 3 Narrative luxurious 4 doubtful Passages 5 information of Absence SIX Vertical gentle SEVEN Horizon traces EPILOGUE The Insignificant element Notes chosen Bibliography Index representation credit ACKNOWLEDGMENTS THIS e-book HAS BEEN written in lots of landscapes and formed via many of us. i'm in particular thankful to Alex Nemerov. with out his encouragement of this undertaking from its earliest inception and his serious assistance all through a majority of these years, it is going to no longer were discovered. At Yale i've got had extraordinary mentors and co-workers. i've got discovered an incredible quantity approximately panorama portray and in regards to the 19th century from Tim Barringer; our discussions in entrance of artworks have supplied a version of the way to examine and articulate the visible. Carol Armstrong’s help of this undertaking has been very important to imagining and understanding its later improvement. From Ned Cooke, i've got discovered to contemplate the cloth international of items and atmosphere extra deeply and conscientiously. Conversations with Sally Promey approximately technique and writing consistently got here at an important moments. My study on Church all started in earnest on the Olana kingdom old website in Hudson, long island. Valerie Balint, Evelyn Trebilcock, and Ida Brier welcomed me into Church’s domestic to pore over the written fabrics there. They patiently indulged my requests to examine every little thing and have been excellent publications to the gathering and panorama. i'm fairly thankful to Valerie Balint in addition to Ronna Dixson of the recent York country workplace of Parks, game and historical maintenance for his or her support with photographs in the course of the ultimate levels of getting ready the manuscript. The help of many associations and foundations have made this booklet attainable. A summer time in Giverny, France, supported by way of the Terra beginning for American artwork, supplied an awesome surroundings within which to start to write down, imagine, and wander. i'm quite thankful to the director of this system, Veerle Thielemans, and to Winfried Fluck and Margaretta Lovell, who every one provided necessary responses to my paintings. The Wyeth origin supported a year-long fellowship on the Smithsonian American artwork Museum. i'm thankful to invoice Truettner and Eleanor Jones Harvey for serving as my advisers and for his or her knowledge and generosity, to Amelia Goerlitz and the past due Cynthia generators for his or her tips of the fellowship application, and to the opposite fellows in place of abode that 12 months, with whom i've got persevered to speak within the years because, together with Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, Melody Barnett Deusner, Adam Greenhalgh, Wendy Ikemoto, Asma Naeem, Prudence Peiffer, Emily Scott, Riccardo Venturi, and Glenn Willumson.