The Knickerbocker Group Writers And Artists - Essay

Writers And Artists

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)

James T. Callow

SOURCE: "Landscape: Similar Techniques and Mutual Publications," in Kindred Spirits: Knickerbocker Writers and American Artists, 1807-1855, The University of North Carolina Press, 1967, pp. 144-72.

[In this excerpt, Callow demonstrates how the Knickerbocker writers and the American painters of the Hudson River School, as a result of their philosophical and aesthetic affinities, used similar methods in their work to portray (especially American) landscapeseven to the point of collaboration on certain picture books.]

The Knickerbocker writers and the American painters used analogous methods to develop their landscapes....

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