Art and Healing in the American Body Politic, 1929-1941
Dedication This book represents the contributions and unflagging support of many individuals. I am very grateful to Caitlin Lavelle and Sarah Stack at Peter Lang Publishing for their support of this project and for patiently shepherding me through the process of bringing the manuscript to press. ! I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to two stalwart friends and mentors, Dr. Eleanor Harvey of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Dr. Angela Miller of Washington University in St. Louis. For technical help, hand–holding and dark humor, I thank my friends Patricia Lynagh (former Research Librarian at SAAM) and Andrew Thomas at the National Gallery of Art. I would like to recognize Dr. Alexander Nemerov of Yale University, whose work has taught me that art history must be eloquent and imaginative as well as archival. This project would not have got off the ground without the generous suggestions of Dr. Casey Blake, Columbia University, and Dr. Howard Brick, University of Michigan, both of whom helped to define this book as an exercise in American culture studies. Early and much–appreciated support for the book came from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Fellowship in American art and visual culture at SAAM. I take this opportunity, as well, to offer profound thanks to my colleagues in the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University for their enthusiasm and encouragement over the last five years. And, I express my deepest gratitude to Dean Michael Vincent and the College of Arts and Letters...
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