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The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950-2000
The American Century: Art and Culture, 1950-2000
by Lisa Phillips
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Shortly after the Second World War a group of American artists moved away from representation and realism toward a completely nonrepresentational style which became known as abstract expressionism. Led by Jackson Pollock, Willem DeKooning, and others, it... (read more)

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100 Artists of the Northwest
100 Artists of the Northwest
by E Ashley Rooney
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Ashley Rooney has written several art books, including 100 New England Artists (2010), 100 Mid-Atlantic Artists (2011), 100 Midwestern Artists (2012), 100 Southern Artists, and Bespoke: Furniture from 101 International Artists (2012). She has established... (read more)

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Made in the U.S.A.: American Art from the Phillips Collection, 1850-1970
Made in the U.S.A.: American Art from the Phillips Collection, 1850-1970
by Susan Behrends Frank
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American art has been essential to The Phillips Collection since its founding by Duncan Phillips in 1921. Phillipss collecting interests were decidedly against the grain: he acquired the work of living American artists, especially those outside the... (read more)

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MaryHill Museum of Art
MaryHill Museum of Art
by Linda Brady Tesner
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Sited high on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum of Art is one of the most unusual and enchanting museums in America. The Museum was founded by four friends: the philanthropist and entrepreneur Samuel Hill; Queen Marie of... (read more)

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Paintings of Maine
Paintings of Maine
by Arnold Skolnick
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Nearly every prominent U.S. landscape artist has painted Maine's rugged coast, soaring mountains, primeval forests, and seaside towns. Paintings of Maine collects 89 of the most memorable of these masterpieces. Excerpts from famous authors illuminate... (read more)

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Voyages of the Self: Pairs, Parallels, and Patterns in American Art and Literature
Voyages of the Self: Pairs, Parallels, and Patterns in American Art and Literature
by Barbara Novak
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Barbara Novak is one of America's premier art historians, the author of the seminal books American Painting of the Nineteenth Century and Nature and Culture, the latter of which was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times and... (read more)

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Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art
Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art
by Vincent (edt) Katz
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andlt;Pandgt;Although it lasted only twenty-three years (1933--1956) and enrolled fewer than 1,200 students, Black Mountain College was one of the most fabled experimental institutions in art education and practice. Faculty members included Josef Albers,... (read more)

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Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Highlights of the Collection
Albright-Knox Art Gallery: Highlights of the Collection
by Mariann W Smith
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A handbook to the gallery collection presenting well-known masterworks of the modern era alongside works by the most exciting and influential artists working today.... (read more)

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Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade
Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade
by Maurie D Mcinnis
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In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series of illustrations and paintings, including the... (read more)

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American Art Book Mini Edition
American Art Book Mini Edition
by Phaidon
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Published in a mini-format, this A-to-Z guide offers an unparalleled view of the most influential and best-loved American artists from colonial times to the present. 500 illustration, 446 in color.... (read more)

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Artists at Continent's End: The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875-1907
Artists at Continent's End: The Monterey Peninsula Art Colony, 1875-1907
by Scott Shields
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Few regions rival the magnificence of California's Monterey Peninsula. This beauty, together with a mild climate, rich history, and simplicity of lifestyle, encouraged the development of one of the nations foremost art colonies. From 1875 to the first... (read more)

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The Artist's Hand: American Works on Paper 1945-1975
The Artist's Hand: American Works on Paper 1945-1975
by Chris Bruce
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The Artist's Hand celebrates two complementary and necessary aspects of the art world, the hand of the artist and the role of art institutions, through the Washington Art Consortium's collection of American prints and drawings. The book chronicles the... (read more)

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Nineteenth Century American Art
Nineteenth Century American Art
by Barbara Groseclose
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This innovative introduction examines the profession of the nineteenth-century American artist and audience reception of their work. Works of art by familiar names such as Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer are discussed in detail within the larger arena of... (read more)

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Graven Images
Graven Images
by Allen I Ludwig
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In Puritan New England, with its abiding concern for things not of this world and its distrust of forms and ceremonies, one art flourished: the symbolic art of mortuary monument stonecarvers. This carefully researched, beautifully illustrated work was... (read more)

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Paintings of New England
Paintings of New England
by Carl Little
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Ninety-seven artists and works spanning nearly two centuries are represented, all skillfully introduced by Carl Little.... (read more)

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The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art
The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art
by Carter Ratcliff
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Flipping his colors onto the canvas, pouring and dripping his paints in a quintessentially American gesture, Jackson Pollock redefined the art of painting. It was the fate of Pollock’s gesture, which reflected America’s largest, most... (read more)

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Americans
Americans
by Carolyn Kinder Carr
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Features an elegant foreword by John Updike - Includes both paintings and photographic masterpieces from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC - Publication coincides with an exhibition at the National Gallery in... (read more)

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Women Artists @ New Britain Museum
Women Artists @ New Britain Museum
by Sherry Buckberrough
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Over seventy objects, chosen from the extensive holdings of the museum for their quality and topical interest, demonstrate the development and diversity of art by women in America from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Included are works... (read more)

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The East and the Mid-Atlantic (Art Across America)
The East and the Mid-Atlantic (Art Across America)
by William H Gerdts
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Originally published as volume one of the monumental three-volume set Art Across America, this definitive history surveys the art of New England, New York State, and the Mid-Atlantic region, from the time of the first settlers in each area to 1920... (read more)

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Freak Show: Sideshow Banner Art
Freak Show: Sideshow Banner Art
by Gideon Bosker
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Step right up! The show's about to begin with this mesmerizing, full color collection of outrageous banners from the heyday of traveling circus sideshows. See the giant Alaskan king crab! Marvel at the Bearded Lady! Look, if you dare, at the Dog-Faced... (read more)

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