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By Richard H. Saunders

photographs. we all know what they're, yet why can we cause them to? american citizens were celebrating themselves in photographs because the arrival of the 1st itinerant portrait painters to the colonies. They created photographs to commemorate family, glorify the recognized, determine our nationwide myths, and honor our shared heroes. no matter if portray in oil, carving in stone, casting in bronze, taking pictures on movie, or calculating in binary code, we spend enormous time growing, considering, and gathering our likenesses.

In this sumptuously illustrated e-book, Richard H. Saunders explores our collective realizing of portraiture, its background in the US, the way it shapes our person and nationwide id, and why we make portraits—whether for propaganda and public impression or for private and personal appreciation. American Faces is a wealthy and engaging view of ourselves.

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By Richard H. Saunders

photographs. we all know what they're, yet why can we cause them to? american citizens were celebrating themselves in photographs because the arrival of the 1st itinerant portrait painters to the colonies. They created photographs to commemorate family, glorify the recognized, determine our nationwide myths, and honor our shared heroes. no matter if portray in oil, carving in stone, casting in bronze, taking pictures on movie, or calculating in binary code, we spend enormous time growing, considering, and gathering our likenesses.

In this sumptuously illustrated e-book, Richard H. Saunders explores our collective realizing of portraiture, its background in the US, the way it shapes our person and nationwide id, and why we make portraits—whether for propaganda and public impression or for private and personal appreciation. American Faces is a wealthy and engaging view of ourselves.

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