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Master Paintings from the Butler Institute of American Art
Master Paintings from the Butler Institute of American Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810936437

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: Nothing Personal, Paintings 1987-1997
Ida Applebroog
Nothing Personal, Paintings 1987-1997
Hardcover      ISBN: 0886750520

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.

Bonnard
Bonnard
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810940213

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.



While Cuba Waits: Art from the Nineties
While Cuba Waits
Art from the Nineties
Paperback      ISBN: 1889195383

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.

Manet: The Still-Life Paintings
Manet
The Still-Life Paintings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810943913

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.

100: The Work That Changed British Art
100
The Work That Changed British Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 0224071807

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."

20Th-Century Architecture Ireland
20Th-Century Architecture Ireland
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791317199

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.

Legacy: Selected Paintings and Drawings by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art, Frank Frazetta
Legacy
Selected Paintings and Drawings by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art, Frank Frazetta
Hardcover      ISBN: 1887424482
Frank Frazetta's paintings and illustrations have set the standard for fantasy artists for the past 50 years. This collection focuses on his influence in a variety of media and genres and on his place in 20th century art history. Coedited by Hugo Award-winning editor Arnie Fenner, it includes many of Frazetta's most memorable paintings as well as revised and previously unpublished works. The art is accompanied by the artist's own observations and commentary by a number of his contemporaries.


Dust Jacket : Near Fine. Limited, numbered (1158 out of 2500) slipcaed edition.

The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings: Venetian and North Italian Schools
The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings
Venetian and North Italian Schools
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714829366

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.

Favorite Works of William Blake: Three Full-Color Books
Favorite Works of William Blake
Three Full-Color Books
Paperback      ISBN: 0486290867

Gift set includes Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.