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Building a Masterpiece: Milwaukee Art Museum
Building a Masterpiece
Milwaukee Art Museum
Hardcover      ISBN: 1555952011
This spectacular volume celebrates the reopening of the Milwaukee Art Museum with its new additiion designed by world-famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, joining the original builing by Eero Saarinen.
Design of the 20th Century
Design of the 20th Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 3822870390
With over 400 detailed entries in alphabetical order, this volume offers one of the largest and most up-to-date illustrated works on international design in the 20th century. Accompanies the exhibit, "A Century of Design, Part I: 1900-1925, " December 1999-April 2000 at the Met in New York. 780 illustrations.
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.
The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings: Tuscan and Umbrian Schools
The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings
Tuscan and Umbrian Schools
Hardcover      ISBN: 0714829331
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 Chester Beatty Library
The Chester Beatty Library
Paperback      ISBN: 1857592360
Contains some of the finest treasures of the world's greatest cultures and religions. A beautifully illustrated and elegantly designed guide. First to offer an informative walk through the Library's exquisite galleries.
The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin
The Book of Kells
An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College Dublin
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0500277907
Provides 110 color illustrations from the original Book of Kells, and discusses the background of the book and its motifs and themes
Print Matters: The Kenneth E. Tyler Gift
Print Matters
The Kenneth E. Tyler Gift
Paperback      ISBN: 185437558x
The American printmaker Kenneth E. Tyler collaborated with many of the most celebrated artists of the twentieth century, including Helen Frankenthaler, David Hockney, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, James Rosenquist and Frank Stella, and helped them create an astonishingly diverse range of prints. His technical expertise and dedication to the medium swiftly earned him international renown. On the occasion of Tyler's donation of over 400 prints to Tate, this richly illustrated publication - which includes an interview with Tyler by Tate curator Sean Rainbird and an essay by print specialist Pat Gilmour - examines a unique legacy of creative partnership, and artistic and technical innovation.
Photogravity
Photogravity
Hardcover      ISBN: 0876331282
In 1993 Gabriel Orozco removed a lengthwise section of a Citroen DS and reconnected the two sides, making the car's fleet form look lighter yet. Orozco continues his experimentations with perceptions of gravity and weight in Photogravity, his latest installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here, photographs of pre-Columbian sculptures from the museum's Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, mounted and backed by stands, share gallery space with photographs of Orozco's own pieces. Orozco homogenizes and juxtaposes photography and sculpture - each endowed with properties of the other - and in doing so creates unexpected visual relationships and invites dialogue between the two mediums. Published on the occasion of the exhibition in Philadelphia, this book also presents the visually unexpected, creating a colorful combination of writings and collages from the artist's notebooks, his photographs and sculptures, and the Arensbergs' pre-Columbian works.
While Cuba Waits: Art from the Nineties
While Cuba Waits
Art from the Nineties
Paperback      ISBN: 1889195383