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An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art : N.D. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth
An American Vision
Three Generations of Wyeth Art : N.D. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, James Wyeth
Paperback      ISBN: 0821216562
Briefly traces the careers of all three Wyeths, shows a selection of their work, and discusses their approach to painting
Howard Kottler: Face to Face
Howard Kottler
Face to Face
Hardcover      ISBN: 0295973560
Howard Kottler (1930-1989) was one of the West Coast ceramists who helped to redefine the entire field of contemporary American ceramic art. Patricia Failing's comprehensive and richly illustrated study is the first survey and summation of his work and is based on a series of interviews Kottler initiated after learning of his terminal illness. The artist's remarks - informed and wittily unpretentious - provide a vivid subtext to Failing's own thoughtful and compelling observations linking Kottler's innovative work with other developments in American visual arts. The book chronicles the evolution of an artist, thoroughly grounded in the traditional crafts and ceramics technology in the 1950s, who then established a rapport between his work and new directions in mainstream painting and sculpture. By the 1980s Kottler had become a conceptual artist who approached his materials as vehicles for art-historical commentary and physical eroticism, and as metaphors for probing the unbridgeable gap between the Self and the Other. In assessing Kottler's position and influence, Failing discusses his long teaching career and his role as exuberant gadfly to the ceramics establishment, but the focus of her analysis is on the intellectual range and sophistication of his artistic accomplishment. She establishes the major influences on Kottler, including his earliest teachers at Ohio State University and Cranbrook, significant art movements, travel, and his enduring interaction with his students at the University of Washington. Her book affords a masterful review of Kottler's complex development as an artist and, in so doing, provides an index of the profound transitions undergone by the field of American ceramics since the late 1950s.
Piero Della Francesca
Piero Della Francesca
Hardcover      ISBN: 1558591680
The Journey Is the Destination: The Journals of Dan Eldon
The Journey Is the Destination
The Journals of Dan Eldon
Hardcover      ISBN: 0811815862
Photographs and text excerpted from the late Reuters photographer's seventeen journals document his travels through war-ravaged countries
Monet in the 90s: The Series Paintings
Monet in the 90s
The Series Paintings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300046596
Leonardo: The Artist and the Man
The Artist and the Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0140231757
Recreates the life and times of Leonardo da Vinci, capturing his insecurities about his place in society and describing his ferocious desire to understand the mysteries of the universe.
Frida Kahlo: The Brush of Anguish
Frida Kahlo
The Brush of Anguish
Paperback      ISBN: 0811804852
A stunning collection of pictures and commentary reveals the life and artistry of the flamboyant and enigmatic Mexican painter
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810912856
Reproduces a selection of da Vinci's drawings and paintings and provides information on their meaning and background
Jimmie Durham
Jimmie Durham
Paperback      ISBN: 0714833487
Ansel Adams: An Autobiography
Ansel Adams
An Autobiography
Hardcover      ISBN: 0821215965
Traces the life of Ansel Adams, describes the development of his career as a photographer, and discusses his love of nature

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