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Hardcover William Birch: Picturing the American Scene Book

ISBN: 0812242483

ISBN13: 9780812242485

William Birch: Picturing the American Scene

William Russell Birch arrived in Philadelphia, the American capital, in 1794, where he soon influenced the course of the culture of the young nation by creating the first sets of engraved views ever published in the United States: The City of Philadelphia in 1800 and The Country Seats of the United States . In a period when images of the American landscape were still scarce, Birch's prints provided the foundation of this key aspect of Americans' understanding...

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