Master Drawings Rediscovered
Treasures from Prewar German Collections
Hardcover ISBN: 0810937883
More than two hundred illustrations, including eighty-nine full-color reproductions, capture a magnificent collection of drawings by major artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, all works lost and presumed destroyed during World War II that have been rediscovered in the Soviet Union.
Hardcover ISBN: 0810945649
Westermann's oeuvre receives serious treatment in this catalogue raisonT, made in conjunction with an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. There are four lengthy essays, by Robert Storr (Museum of Modern Art, New York), Dennis Adrian (a friend of Westermann), Lynne Warren and Michael Rooks (both curators at the host museum). Westermann's amusing, beautifully crafted, and sometimes surreal sculptural works are fully described in the catalogue entries. The appendices contain a lengthy bibliography, chronology, and exhibition history. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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.
Currents of Change
Art and Life Along the Mississippi River, 1850-1861
Paperback ISBN: 0816644527
Powerful and beautiful, the Mississippi River holds some of the nation's most interesting scenery and treasured history. Although the river had long been a channel for trade, the 1850s marked the transformation of the Mississippi River from a travel route to a vital conduit for cultural, artistic, and architectural ideas from Louisiana to Minnesota.Minneapolis Institute of Arts curators Jason Busch and Christopher Monkhouse have culled public and private collections to assemble an exhibition of fine and decorative arts from along the river during the period from 1850 to 1861, a time of unprecedented economic and technological change throughout the country. Currents of Change brings together art in all media: paintings, prints, drawings, furniture, silver, ceramics, textiles, and sculpture-many of which have never before been showcased in a national exhibition. Each of the 150 objects presented demonstrates the development of culture and design along the Mississippi River, honoring and preserving the artistic history of the era.The fully illustrated Currents of Change includes color plates and black-and-white photographs. Monkhouse, Busch, and Janet Whitmore, a freelance art historian, each contribute an essay to the publication. Monkhouse examines the development of America's artistic identity with the Mississippi River through Longfellow's Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline. Busch uses furnishings and portraits by artists like Thomas Sully and Alexander Roux to trace patterns of patronage and decoration along the river. Whitmore explores the Mississippi River landscape, people, and architecture in paintings by artists such as George Caleb Bingham and Henry Lewis.Jason Busch is assistant curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.Christopher Monkhouse is curatorial chair at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.Distributed for the Minneapolis Institute of Arts