An American Vision
Three Generations of Wyeth Art : N.D. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth
Briefly traces the careers of all three Wyeths, shows a selection of their work, and discusses their approach to painting
Sixty Years of Modern Design
Numerous b&w photos and renderings illustrate this Minnesota architect's work from highschool drawings (1932) to his furniture line for H.G. Knoll Associates (1945) to his design of the South Korean Embassy in Moscow (1998 with Doul International). The authors (which include his son Rip Rapson) discuss his professional development, his family life, and his mentors, including Eliel Saarinen and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. In addition to chronologies of Rapson's life and projects, the book contains an illustrated timeline of important modern buildings, which ambles across the bottom inch of each page. 10.75x11.25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Good Faeries, Bad Faeries
2 Books in 1
Two decades after publishing the definitive guide to the fairy realm in Faeries, an artist returns to that enchanting subject in a mystical collection of art and prose, edited by a respected fantasy writer, that explores the world of good and bad fairies. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
Sara Midda's South of France
A Sketch Book
From Sara Midda, the artist whose first book, In and Out of the Garden, evoked all the pleasures of the English garden and received international acclaim, comes a wondrous sketchbook from a year spent in the South of France--an artist's personal journal carried everywhere and crammed with drawings and notions and thoughts surprising and whimsical.
Sara Midda captures the land, the people, the shimmering air--the whole feeling of Provence and the Cote d' Azur and the spell they cast over even those who haven't been. Describing her own work, Sara Midda says: "It is an evocation, an interpretation of the everyday. It is making discoveries about ordinary things. It is not merely landscapes and buildings, but the artifacts that are the bricks and mortar of a culture."
The entire volume is printed on uncoated stock to convey the feeling and texture of an artist's sketchbook.
The Paintings of Charles Burchfield
North by Midwest
"BY MIDWEST. 4to, 278 pgs. Full bound olive green cloth with orange stylized monogram on front board, orange title on spine. Beautiful full color reproductions of Burchfield's paintings along with an extended essay. Publisher's remainder mark (a tasteful stamped star) on tail of text block, else fine. Dust jacket is also clean and crisp. This is a solid, lovely book. [AUT] Hall, Michael D; Burchfield, Charles
Examines the paintings of the modern American artist, looks at his role in the pop art movement, and discusses the techniques and major themes of his work
An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols
Explains the meanings associated with objects, plants, animals, myths, religious symbols, and images in art
Stephen Antonakos has been a pioneer in the use of neon in fine art.