New World Visions of Household Gods & Sacred Places: American Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1650-1914.
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Boston, MA: NYGS/Little, Brown, 1988. Green cloth. 183 pp. 78 color, 122 bw plates. This book is based on the public television series of the same name. Scully's overview of the American tradition in the visual arts (painting, sculpture, decorative arts, architecture) examines the environment as well as the objects created in the new land and the self-image they reveal. It is based on the American Wing of the MMA, but half of the works discussed are from other sources. The book-length text has plates throughout and an index. VG/G+.