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Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures: Orientalism in America, 1870-1930
Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures
Orientalism in America, 1870-1930
Hardcover      ISBN: 0691050031
Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film 1880-1910
Moving Pictures
American Art and Early Film 1880-1910
Hardcover      ISBN: 1555952283
This publication explores the complex relationship between American art and early film. From the photographs of Muybridge, Marey, and Eakins of the 1880s, to the first films of the 1890s which drew from established conventions of American art, to the New York films and art of the first decades of the twentieth century, the struggle between art and film both polarized and inspired the artists of its era.
John La Farge's Second Paradise: Voyages in the South Seas, 1890-1891
John La Farge's Second Paradise
Voyages in the South Seas, 1890-1891
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300141351
In 1890, John La Farge (1835–1910) and his close friend, historian Henry Adams, embarked on a journey to the islands of the South Pacific, where the artist experienced a period of great creative output.This book showcases many of the most important oils, watercolors, and sketches to come out of La Farge’s two-year voyage to the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans and is the first to place the artist’s South Seas work in the broader context of exotic travel by artists and writers of the 19th century. The essays in John La Farge’s Second Paradise explore the artist’s reemergence as a plein air landscape painter, his use of the sketchbook, and his late decorative work, which was reinvigorated by the experience of light and color he discovered in the South Seas. Further discussions examine the prevailing notions of tropical paradise perpetuated since Captain Cook’s “discovery” of Polynesia in the late 18th century, and offer the first extended comparison of the careers and art of La Farge and Paul Gauguin, who arrived in Tahiti only days after La Farge left in 1891. Featuring many previously unpublished works, this beautiful book is a major contribution to the study of La Farge’s life and art.
Warm: A Landmark Exhibition
Warm: A Landmark Exhibition
Paperback      SKU: 1199485934
Discovering American Folk Art
Discovering American Folk Art
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810932067
Provides an introduction to American crafts from colonial times to the present by showing examples of items used in play, the kitchen, and school from the collection of the Museum of Folk 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
Women Artists of the West: Five Portraits in Creativity and Courage
Women Artists of the West
Five Portraits in Creativity and Courage
Paperback      ISBN: 1555918611
Narrative profiles of five notable women artists who influenced the art of the American West.
American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America
American Visions
The Epic History of Art in America
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679426272
The companion volume to a eight-part, PBS series traces the history of art in America, from the early works of Native Americans, through its richly varied evolution, to the present day, including critical commentaries, anecdotes, profiles, and hundreds of illustrations. TV tie-in. 100,000 first printing.
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 (
A New Deal for the Arts
A New Deal for the Arts
Paperback      ISBN: 0295976004
During the depths of the Great Depression of the 1930s and into the early years of World War II, the federal government, as one of its efforts to employ some of the millions of Americans then without work, supported the arts in unprecedented ways. For 11 years, between 1933 and 1943, federal tax dollars employed artists, musicians, actors, writers, photographers, and dancers. Never before or since has our government so extensively sponsored the arts. This book, based on a 1997 exhibit at the National Archives and Records Administration, tells the story of these short-lived, but remarkable, cultural endeavors.