This presents the holdings of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, USA. Founded in 1919, it houses a comprehensive collection of American paintings which range from the works of 18th-century portraitists to contemporary artists.
Ida Applebroog (b. 1929) has received international acclaim for the complexly psychological sensibility of her large, multi-paneled paintings. The deceptive, childlike quality of her work masks sometimes startlingly violent themes. This book, which serves as catalog to a major upcoming exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., showcases the work of the painter's productive past eleven years, and is among the most substantial collections of her art.
Superbly illustrated and based on much fresh research, this penetrating book places the great Post-Impressionist Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) among the most important painters of the 20th century. Published to accompany a major retrospective at the Tate Gallery, London, from February 12 to May 17, 1998, and at The Museum of Modern New York, from June 24 to September 29, it brings a new understanding to Bonnard's deeply complex paintings.
Bonnard was a very private painter. For more than 50 years his subjects were confined to what was most familiar to him: his wife, his homes in Paris and the south of France, and places where he often stayed in Normandy. Sarah Whitfield, curator of the exhibition, discusses the legacy the symbolism of Bonnard's early years and the way in which his understanding of nature's endless cycle of change finds expression in the moving, elegiac paintings of his later period. Acclaimed art historian John Elderfield reveals for the first time the complexity of Bonnard's awareness of visual peter perception, and how crucial this is to fully comprehending his stature as a painter.
Every painting discussed is reproduced in color and accompanied by a number of preliminary that have not previously been seen beside the relevant paintings. John Elderfield is chief curator at large and deputy director for curatorial affairs at The Museum of Art and the author of many books on 20th-century art. Sarah Whitfield is an independent art historian.
In the eighties, Cuban art centered on ideology, exoticism, shamanism, and a Beuysian conceptual legacy prevalent among students at the Instituto Superior de Artes, a power-house for young artists. Many of the artists from this generation left the island for Mexico and the United States. In the nineties many artists have chosen, almost strategically, to stay in Cuba. Their narratives deal with race, sexuality, camouflage, tourism, and the "hybrid" as the reigning cultural metaphor for the endless contradictions of contemporary Cuban life. This book includes work by Pedro Alvarez, Saidel Brito, Carmen Cabrera, Henry Erik, Luis Gomez, Douglas Perez, and Jose Vincench among others.
Of all the paintings by the Impressionist master Edouard Manet, nearly one-fifth are still lifes, a genre the artist himself considered "the touchstone of painting". This sumptuous volume, published to accompany a landmark exhibition at the Walters Art Gallery in Baltimore and at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris, is the first major book to focus on this crucial aspect of Manet's work.
Throughout his career, and especially later in his life, Manet devoted considerable energy to still lifes, producing oils, watercolors, and prints that unite exuberant personal expression with a flawless mastery of light and detail. With informative text, including an enlightening essay by Henri Loyrette, director of the Musee d'Orsay, Manet: The Still-Life Paintings features lush, full-page colorplates as well as full-bleed details of what some critics consider the finest examples of still-life painting ever executed.
The exhibition this book accompanies has been organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Reunion des Musees Nationaux/Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
In 2003, Charles Saatchi opened the new Saatchi Gallery, forhis vision of radical, ground-breaking British art in a venue that is accessible to the widest public. "100" is the book that will mark the occasion with one hundred works that Saatchi believes made a difference to the perception of British art. The work of 27 artists has been chosen from Saatchi's collection and of course the selection includes the shark and the sheep in formaldehyde, the head made of blood, and Tracey's bed."
In this survey of Ireland's 20th-century architecture, 50-some buildings are presented in detail with photographs and design drawings. After a chronological retrospective survey, a series of essays addresses the influence of Irish literature, politics, and national identity on the country's architecture; housing, town-planning, and ecclesiastical architecture; and the relationship between building and landscape. Distributed by te Neues Publishing. 9.5x13" Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Dust Jacket : Near Fine. Limited, numbered (1158 out of 2500) slipcaed edition.
The collection of Old Master drawings at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, home of the Dukes of Devonshire, ranks as one of the great princely collections of Europe. Formed in the 18th-century by the first, second and third Dukes, the collection contains sheets by the great masters of every artistic school. Alongside the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, it constitutes the finest privately owned group of such drawings in Britain.