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Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists
Creating Their Own Image: The History of African-American Women Artists
by Lisa E Farrington
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Creating Their Own Image marks the first comprehensive history of African-American women artists, from slavery to the present day. Using an analysis of stereotypes of Africans and African-Americans in western art and culture as a springboard, Lisa E... (read more)

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Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America
Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America
by David Driskell
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In the 1920s, Harlem was "the capital of Black America" and home to an epochal African-American cultural flowering called the Harlem Renaissance. This book presents the work of the most important visual artists of the day, including Meta Warrick Fuller... (read more)

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American Artists in Photographic Portraits (Dover Pictorial Archives)
American Artists in Photographic Portraits (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by National Museum Of A
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Over 200 superb portraits taken from 1906 to 1975 by famed photographers Peter A. Juley and his son Paul. Subjects include Barnet, Benton, Burchfield, Calder, Dalí, Gibson, Glackens, Gross, Homer, Hopper, Kahlo, Marsh, Rivera and Rockwell. 213... (read more)

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Bay Area Figurative Art
Bay Area Figurative Art
by Caroline A Jones
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"Should be the classic, central, definitive work on the emergence of Bay Area Figurative painting."and#151;Paul Mills, author of The New Figurative Painting of David... (read more)

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Great Masters of American Art (Great Masters of Art)
Great Masters of American Art (Great Masters of Art)
by Jordi Vigue
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The latest entry in the best-selling Great Masters of Art series, this dazzling guide features the life and magnificent work of 75 of the greatest painters of American art--from the 18th century to the present day. Great Masters of American Art features... (read more)

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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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American Century : Art and Culture 1900-1950 (Cloth) (99 Edition)
American Century : Art and Culture 1900-1950 (Cloth) (99 Edition)
by Barbara Haskell
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'Recognized for his remarkable synthesis of Expressionist and Cubist techniques, Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956) has long been considered a leading modern artist in Germany. In his native United States, he is less well known. This comprehensive survey... (read more)

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Framing America: A Social History of American Art
Framing America: A Social History of American Art
by Frances K Pohl
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This enlarged vision of American art draws together the many strands of North America's history and visual culture. A tradition once assumed to be mainly European and oriented toward painting and sculpture has been enriched by the inclusion of other... (read more)

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Holland Mania
Holland Mania
by Annette Stott
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This fascinating and idiosyncratic work of art history chronicles the years between 1880 and 1920, when Americans went absolutely wild for all things Dutch. 210 illustrations, 30 in color.... (read more)

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American Realism
American Realism
by Edward Lucie Smith
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This lavishly illustrated book explores the tremendous scope, richness, toughness, sensibility and liveliness of the American realist tradition.... (read more)

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New Mexico Artists at Work
New Mexico Artists at Work
by Dana Newmann
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Through photographs and interviews, this book is an extraordinarily intimate glimpse into the creative spaces and minds of 52 New Mexico artists whose work environments are as varied as the artwork produced in them. Among those represented are... (read more)

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After Lewis and Clark: The Forces of Change, 1806-1871
After Lewis and Clark: The Forces of Change, 1806-1871
by Gary Allen Hood
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Between May 1804 and September 1806, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their Corps of Discovery explored a new expanse of America known as the Louisiana Purchase. They encountered lands, rivers, and peoples previously unknown Americans east of the... (read more)

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L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints
L.A. Object & David Hammons Body Prints
by Lindsay Charlwood
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L.A. Object offers a historical overview of the Los Angeles assemblage movement of the 1960s and 70s. It focuses on works by primarily African-American artists often omitted from mainstream gallery and museum historical exhibitions who were working... (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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Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art
Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art
by Vincent 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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A Sense of Place: The Artist and the American Land
A Sense of Place: The Artist and the American Land
by Alan Gussow
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Originally published in 1972 by Friends of the Earth, A Sense of Place is a remarkable look at the American continent over the past four centuries. Award-winning artist Alan Gussow presents a powerful collection of paintings that range from the earliest... (read more)

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Art for the People: The Rediscovery and Preservation of Progressive- And Wpa-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943
Art for the People: The Rediscovery and Preservation of Progressive- And Wpa-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943
by Heather Becker
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Rediscovered a few years ago in woeful disrepair by a dedicated high school teacher, the murals of Chicago's public schools had long been painted over, torn down, forgotten. Dating back almost a century, these extraordinary murals, painted by celebrated... (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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America's Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum
America's Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum
by Theresa Slowik
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After being closed for several years, on July 4, 2006, The Smithsonian American Art Museum will celebrate the grand reopening of its newly restored building, home to the world's premier collection of American art. Those who cannot attend can console... (read more)

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Paintings of Maine: A New Collection Selected by Carl Little (Chameleon Book)
Paintings of Maine: A New Collection Selected by Carl Little (Chameleon Book)
by Arnold Skolnick
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This is a book of striking reproductions of Maine landscape paintings by famous 19th and 20th century painters. The paintings have been selected by Arnold Skolnick and are accompanied by Carl Little's commentary, which includes biographical notes about... (read more)

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