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de Stijl, 1917-1931: Visions of Utopia
de Stijl, 1917-1931
Visions of Utopia
Paperback      ISBN: 0896592553

Examines the history and influences of the De Stijl abstract art movement and analyzes the work of artists, including Piet Mondrian, Bart van der Leck, and Gerrit Rietveld

Eric Sloane's America: Paintings in Oil
Eric Sloane's America
Paintings in Oil
Hardcover      ISBN: 048646525x

When the young artist Everard Jean Hinrichs was looking for a new name, he chose "Sloane" as a tribute to his mentor John Sloane and "Eric" as homage to his greatest inspiration, America. This original collection of Eric Sloane's oil paintings spotlights his evocative depictions of the nation's landscape and material culture. Shimmering with immense historical and nostalgic appeal, it features nearly a hundred of the artist's finest paintings of locations ranging from New England to the American Southwest. A perfect introduction to Sloane's art, this fine anthology will also appeal to the painter's many longtime fans. Michael Wigley, whose Santa Fe gallery is a primary venue for Sloane's artwork, selected these images from an extensive legacy. Wigley also provides an informative commentary on the artist's techniques, and Mimi Sloane offers a warm reminiscence of her husband's life and lively career.

Diabolical Designs: Paintings, Interiors, and Exhibitions of James McNeill Whistler
Diabolical Designs
Paintings, Interiors, and Exhibitions of James McNeill Whistler
Paperback      ISBN: 1560985496
Masterpieces of American Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Masterpieces of American Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 0394554914
Masterpieces of Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum - Spanish-Language Edition
Masterpieces of Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum - Spanish-Language Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0892364475

These lavish volumes feature highlights of five of the collections in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Each volume contains between seventy-five and one hundred objects, handsomely reproduced in full color and described by members of the curatorial staff.

An American Point of View: The Daniel J. Terra Collection
An American Point of View
The Daniel J. Terra Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 0932171273

An American Point of View 18 the most comprehensive study to date on this collection which holds masterpieces of American art from Colonial Times to World War 11 including artists such as John Singleteton Copley. Frederick Edwin Church, Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. Full--colour reproductions are paired with texts describing the works and placing them in a historical context. In addition to informative analyses of individual masterpieces in the collection. the catalogue includes two longer essays and many photographs of the two museums. The first essay explores the philosophy and experiences of Ambassador Daniel J. Terra. the establishment of his collection. and the creation of his two museums in America, The second essay traces the beginnings of the Giverny museum from 1986 to its opening in 1992 to its evolution over the past ten years with special attention given to Terra's goals. With an introduction written by American art specialist Wanda Corn and previously unpublished information on the selected works of art. this catalogue is a useful tool for scholars of American art, Its numerous reproductions and readable text. make it equally enjoyable as a summary of a major collec

Ways Beyond Art: Ai Weiwei
Ways Beyond Art
Ai Weiwei
Hardcover      ISBN: 0955961327

A catalogue from the first Spanish exhibition of the Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei (China, 1957). It demonstrates the ironic humour of the artist which he unites in the same object with traditional Chinese culture (an ingredient which carries enormous weight in the artistic production of China).

The Great Masters of Albertina
The Great Masters of Albertina
Paperback      ISBN: 3865683266
European Drawings: From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
European Drawings
From the Collection of the Ackland Art Museum
Paperback      ISBN: 0965380556

This handsome catalogue presents 267 European drawings and watercolors dating from the 16th through the early 20th centuries. Color reproductions of 73 of the Ackland's most important Italian, Netherlandish, French, British, and German drawings are accompanied by 194 black-and-white reproductions and 35 supplemental images. Although the Ackland has not previously published its drawings, many of the works are already quite well known, including works by Luca Cambiaso, Pietro da Cortona, Eugene Delacroix, Jean-Honore Fragonard, William Blake, Guilio Romano, Henry Fuseli, and Egon Shiele.

Beginning with an overview of the history of the Ackland's drawings collection, the catalogue examines the most significant works with full-page reproductions and essays that detail the scholarly issues relevant to each drawing, including questions of attribution, date, subject matter, and relationship to other studies or to known projects. In addition, 200 works are presented with thumbnail reproductions and brief commentary.

Appreciating China: Gifts from Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Appreciating China
Gifts from Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Hardcover      ISBN: 1588860299

This beautifully designed and illustrated catalogue presents the 218 gifts of Chinese art from Ruth and Bruce Dayton to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Ranging in date from the Shang to the Qing, these objects were carefully chosen to form a high-quality and well-balanced collection that encompasses all classical Chinese traditions. They include ancient metalwork, Buddhist arts, lacquer, ceramics, painting and calligraphy, classical furniture and literati objects. Among the highlights are a Warring States inlaid bronze chariot fitting, a large Han bronze horse and a Han bronze money tree, a Song wooden Buddhist sculpture, Ming sutras and Taoist paintings, Sino-Tibetan Buddhist arts, outstanding lacquerwares of the Han, Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties, Song, Yuan and Ming paintings in the literati tradition, Ming hardwood furniture, and a variety of scholar's objects.