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Facing History: The Black Image in American Art, 1710-1940
Facing History
The Black Image in American Art, 1710-1940
Paperback      ISBN: 0938491385
Traces realistic and racist images
Techniques in American Folk Decoration
Techniques in American Folk Decoration
Paperback      ISBN: 0486222179
Presents design ideas suitable for modern application and offers guidance in stenciling and free-hand decoration
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 (
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.
Colleen Browning: The Enchantment of Realism
Colleen Browning
The Enchantment of Realism
Hardcover      ISBN: 1555953662
The first monograph on one of the few women Realist painters, Colleen Browning, who painted streetscapes of Harlem, and Manhattan.
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.
Warm: A Landmark Exhibition
Warm: A Landmark Exhibition
Trade Paperback      SKU: 1199485934
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
Norman Rockwell
Behind the Camera
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316006939
Offers insight into the work and methods of the celebrated American illustrator, describing with lavish reproductions of numerous works his efforts at the sides of skilled photographers who combined models, props, and locations that served as the basis of Rockwell's iconic images.
Icebreakers: Alaska's Most Innovative Artists
Alaska's Most Innovative Artists
Hardcover      ISBN: 0967070902
This volume takes a look at the last 25 years of contemporary visual art production in Alaska. It celebrates 54 artists who came, or left, or who continue to live and work there today. Eighteen essays offer personal insights and documentation of the history of the field its players, institutions, failures, and achievements. The artwork covers all visual artistic disciplines, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, ceramics, installations, video and performance art, reflecting the creative range of the artists who helped to define Alaska contemporary art from about 1975-99. Beautifully illustrated in color and b&w. Edited by Decker, director of the Arts in Education program of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Distributed by U. of Washington Press. Oversize: 11x12. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Autograf: New York City's Graffiti Writers
New York City's Graffiti Writers
Hardcover      ISBN: 1576872033
With an eye for style, Sutherland captures all of the gritty glory and glamour of the graffiti world and its warriors. Collected for the first time in Autograf: New York City’s Graffiti Writers, Sutherland presents a never-before-seen chronicle of the people and places that populate New York’s famed graf scene. Featuring old-school legends FUTURA, STAY HIGH 149, LADY PINK and DOZE, as well as new-school writers COPE 2, CLAW, KR, CYCLE, KAWS, SACER, EARSNOT, SERF, RATE, CINIK, UFO, and DSENSE, among many others, each one of the fifty-three portraits is authentically tagged by the individual writers using the same paint markers that brought them fame. Complemented by one hundred sixty landscape photographs and featuring handwritten text by legendary recluse REVS, Autograf is the only book to showcase New York City’s graffiti scene as it was created and defined by some of the most prolific artists of our time.