Hidden Treasures Revealed
Impressionist Masterpieces and Other Important French Paintings Preserved by the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Hardcover ISBN: 0810934329
Shows and describes French paintings that were taken from Germany to Russia at the end of World War II and have not been exhibited since
Art & Culture, 1900-1950
Hardcover ISBN: 0393047237
The companion volume to a major retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum offers a richly illustrated overview of American twentieth-century fine art as a reflection of the varied cultural forces--including film, dance, music, literature, fashion, and industrial design--that helped shape it.
Leonardo Da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland
A History of Collecting and Patronage
Hardcover ISBN: 0300097409
This book presents an array of Western European and Polish paintings from Poland's most important national and private museums. A testimony to the remarkable history of collecting and patronage in Poland, the book showcases Leonardo da Vinci's magnificent Lady with an Ermine (Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani), but also includes important works by Hans Memling, Jusepe de Ribera, Bernardo Bellotto, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Elisabeth-Louise Vigee-LeBrun, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, and others.
Chorus of Light
Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection
Hardcover ISBN: 084782313x
Sir Elton John has emerged in the 1990s as one of the world's pre-eminent collectors of twentieth-century photography. The High Museum of Art is the first institution to present highlights from the more than 2,000 photographs John has acquired during the last decade. This book presents more than 150 illustrations of images by more than 100 photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Lewis Hine, Tina Modotti, Paul Outerbridge, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward Weston. Masters such as Man Ray, Andre Kertesz, Harry Callahan, Irving Penn, Lucas Samaras, Robert Mapplethorpe, John Dugdale, and Horst P. Horst are represented in depth. The book accompanies the first major exhibition of John's collection and includes an introduction by the exhibition's curator, Ned Rifkin, and an appreciation of the collector by Jane Jackson, adviser to the collection. An essay by Thomas W. Southall discusses Elton John's taste as a collector. A lengthy interview of Sir Elton by Ingrid Sischy of Interior magazine reveals the famous performer's passion and direction in acquiring photographs. Views of Elton's Atlanta residence show how the collector lives within his astonishingly dense collection.
The Still-Life Paintings
Hardcover ISBN: 0810943913
A companion volume to a landmark exhibition presents the still-life paintings of the great Impressionist master Edouard Manet, including a wide variety of oil paintings, watercolors, and prints, as well as an essay by Henri Loyrette, director of the MusTe d'Orsay, on the artist and his work.