Art and The Empire City
Eds.: Catherine Hoover Voorsanger and John K. Howat.
Art and the Empire City: New York 1825-1861
New York: Metropolitan Museum, 2000.
The weighty 636 page catalog of a huge show at The Metropolitan Museum, examining the art and culture behind New York's great expansion during the nineteenth century into one of the world's most powerful cities.
Printmaking, the birth of photography and newly wealthy collectors transformed New York into the principal center for art in America.