Nineteenth Century Art A Critical History

Stephen F. Eisenman, Thomas Crow, Brian Lukacher, Linda Nochlin, David L. Phillips, Frances K. Pohl


Still authoritative, now in full color throughout, Nineteenth Century Art, 5th edition, retains its hallmark attention to issues of class and gender, reception and spectatorship, racism and Eurocentrism, popular and elite culture, and the question of the canon. The new edition is more student-friendly, with new Chapter Overviews to show the “big picture,” Discussion Questions, and an updated design.


Stephen F. Eisenman


Stephen F. Eisenman is Professor of Art History at Northwestern University

Thomas Crow

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Brian Lukacher

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Linda Nochlin

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Linda Nochlin is a leading art historian and the author of several books, including The Body in Pieces: The Fragment as a Metaphor of Modernity, The Politics of Vision: Essays on 19th Century Art and Society, Women, Art and Power, and Realism.

David L. Phillips

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Frances K. Pohl

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Frances K. Pohl is the Dr. Mary Ann Vanderzyl Reynolds Professor of Humanities and Professor of Art History at Pomona College in Claremont, California. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Since moving to Pomona in 1985, she has taught a wide variety of courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century North American art. Her work has focused on the art of the United States, in particular the work of Ben Shahn, about whom she has written two books, and the relationship between the visual arts and working-class culture. Professor Pohl has taught in the United States for many years, but her Canadian origins give her a unique continental perspective on American art.