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Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy
Making American Taste
Narrative Art for a New Democracy
Hardcover      ISBN: 1904832768
A completely new illustrated volume presenting 55 paintings from the New-York Historical Society's superb collection of narrative art.
Young America: A Folk-Art History
Young America
A Folk-Art History
Hardcover      ISBN: 093392075x
Provides a social history of early America by assembling and categorizing illustrations and descriptions of folk art, from needlework, to weathervanes, to pottery
After the Storm: The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2001
After the Storm
The Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, 2001
Paperback      ISBN: 0295981741
The work of the five artists featured in this catalog appeared in an exhibition at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis in 2001. The artists, all of whom were recipients of the Eiteljorg Fellowship, are Rick Bartow, Joe Feddersen, Teresa Marshall, Shelley Niro, and Susie Silook. The catalog contains a general introduction, including discussion of Allan Houser's importance as a teacher. A biography and analysis of the work of each artist follows, with good color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Mark Tobey / Teng Baiye: Seattle / Shanghai
Mark Tobey / Teng Baiye
Seattle / Shanghai
Hardcover      ISBN: 0962460265
Mark Tobey and Teng Baiye: Seattle / Shanghai is the first book to explore artistic and intellectual exchanges between Chinese artist Teng Baiye (1900–1980) and his American contemporary Mark Tobey (1890–1976). Essays by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker and David Clarke consider Teng’s influence as both a cultural interpreter and an artistic practitioner on the development of Tobey’s distinctive artistic practice and — through Tobey — on the discourse on abstraction in midcentury American art.
Warm: A Landmark Exhibition
Warm: A Landmark Exhibition
Paperback      SKU: 1199485934
American Glass: Masters of the Art
American Glass
Masters of the Art
Paperback      ISBN: 0295977566
Published to accompany an exhibition circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Full-page and smaller photos represent 53 pieces created by 13 glassworking artists. After a brief overview, the text profiles each artist's career, techniques, and approaches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Eakins Revealed: The Secret Life of an American Artist
Eakins Revealed
The Secret Life of an American Artist
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195156684
An examination of the dark side of American painter Thomas Eakins's life and work unveils new facts about the artist's life and makes sense of the enigmas of his work, documenting the bitter personal feuds and family tragedies that affected him, as well as the artist's own tendency toward psychological abuse and sexual harassment.
New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Art Collection
New York Cool
Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Art Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 0615181058
Edited by Pepe Karmel. Text by Lynn Gumpert, Pepe Karmel, Alexandra Lange, Lytle Shaw.
Natural Magic: Salted Paper Prints in North America
Natural Magic
Salted Paper Prints in North America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0295994908
The salted paper print process and the daguerreotype were invented, for all practical purposes, simultaneously. Though using different materials and methods (the salted paper print was patented, while daguerreotype was not) still both achieved the miracle of fixing an image from life within a substrate—in other words, they ushered in the medium of photography. The uses of each form of photography varied greatly. In Europe the salted paper print was valued for its aesthetic qualities the massing of light and the softening of detail—while in North America, the salted paper print was valued for its portability and reproducibility. At the same time, the three evolving regions that comprised North America—Canada, the United States and Mexico—faced quite different realities and challenges than those in Europe (primarily France and Britain). In North America artistic merit was less of a priority, as each emerging nation faced vast, untamed territories, as well as social and political tumult. These were countries in the making—defining borders, struggling to create identities, and establishing metropolitan areas and transportation networks, while the scions on the other side of the Atlantic cast a leisurely eye to their artistic, architectural, and colonial heritage for subject matter. Scant research has been done on the use of the salted paper print in North America during its brief period of use (approximately 1847–1865); physical prints are often found in obscure collections and locations, and they are, as is true for most works on paper from that period, exceedingly fragile. This volume, with essays by three up and coming 19th-century scholars, offers new views on the use and employment of the salted paper print in North America. The hope is that this publication will encourage investigation, for the history of photography has many areas of terra incognita yet to discover.
Art of the American Indian Frontier: The Chandler-Pohrt Collection
Art of the American Indian Frontier
The Chandler-Pohrt Collection
Paperback      ISBN: 0295973188
Art of the American Indian Frontier examines an incomparable collection of nineteenth-century Native American art from the North American Woodlands, Prairie, and Plains. The collection resulted from the efforts of Milford G. Chandler and Richard A. Pohrt, whose early childhood fascination with the Indian frontier past evolved into a deep and comprehensive interest in Native American ceremonies, beliefs, and art. Though neither was wealthy or enjoyed the sponsorship of a museum, they traveled extensively early in the twentieth century, buying or trading for objects they could not resist. This volume presents the Detroit Institute of Art's Chandler-Pohrt collection with detailed documentation and commentary. Clothing and accessories of porcupine quill and buckskin, woven textiles, bags, beadwork, necklaces, rawhide paintings, smoking pipes, tools, vessels and utensils, pictographs, and visionary paintings are portrayed in 220 stunning color plates. Complementing the illustrations are essays dealing with historical context, ethnographic issues, and the lives and philosophies of the collectors.