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Albert Bierstadt
Matthew Baigell
0823004937
January 1988
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The Hudson River School: Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser
0300101163
September 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hudson River School paintings are among America's most admired and well-loved artworks. Such artists as Thomas Cole, Frederic Church, and Albert Bierstadt left a powerful legacy to American art, embodying in their epic works the reverence for nature and the national idealism that prevailed during the middle of the nineteenth century. This book features fifty-seven major Hudson River School paintings from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, recognized as the most extensive and finest in the world. Gorgeously and amply illustrated, the book includes paintings by all the major figures of the Hudson River School. Each work is beautifully reproduced in full color and is accompanied by a concise description of its significance and historical background. The book also includes artists' biographies and a...


After the Hunt: The Art Collection of William B. Ruger
Adrienne Ruger Ruger Conzelman
0811700372
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
"As I embarked on this novel journey exploring how each of these works figured into the history of art, I never dreamed how much I would learn about both my grandfather and his collection after a decade of close observation." In After the Hunt, Adrienne Ruger Conzelman catalogs the art collection of her grandfather, arms maker William B. Ruger. The American West and sporting art are most prominent in his collection. Seth Eastman's "Winnebago Encampment," Alexander Phimister Proctor's "The Indian Warrior," and Frank Tenney Johnson's "Cowboy on Horseback" are examples. Features 83 photos of William B. Ruger's private collection including such artists as Frederic Sackrider Remington, Maxfield Parrish, Albert Bierstadt, Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait and others.

About the Author
Adrienne...


150 Years of American Painting, 1794-1944: From the Collection of the Museum of Art, Brigham Young University
Linda Jones Gibbs
0842523189
January 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This lavishly illustrated catalog accompanies the first exhibition from the permanent collection at Brigham Young University's Museum of Art. The book highlights seventy-three of the finest American paintings from that collection, including works by such prominent artists as Benjamin West, George Catlin, Asher B. Durand, George Inness, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederic Church, J. Alden Weir, and Childe Hassam. Several paintings are representative of the Hudson River School and American impressionism.

Each painting is reproduced in full color and accompanied by informative and provocative text that places the work within the artist's oeuvre as well as within a larger historical and cultural framework. The result is a fascinating reading of individual works of art as indicators of a particular time within...


Alexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny
Alexis Rockman (Illustrator)
0872731510
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Alexis Rockman's Manifest Destiny translates into haunting yet inspiring simplicity the environmental crisis of global warming. In conjunction with the opening of the Brooklyn Museum's new entrance pavilion in April 2004, the distinguished American artist Rockman (born 1962) was commissioned to paint a visionary 8-by-24-foot mural about the distant future boroughs. Rockman's project suggests what geological, botanical, and zoological changes might transpire in the ecosystem of the area thousands or even millions of years ahead. Believing that the past provides clues to the future, Rockman drew from the museum's historical paintings collection for source material, including such works as Albert Bierstadt's A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie (1866), a monumental Hudson River School landscape. The artist is also...


American Art and Architecture
Michael J. Lewis
0500203911
June 2006
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Book Description
An accessible, concise, and beautifully written survey of American art and architecture from 1600 to the present. This new survey provides a complete history of American art and architecture from its seventeenth-century colonial beginnings to the latest installation and video work. Structured chronologically, the book defines the characteristics of the different periods and highlights the consistent forms, techniques, and styles that mark the art and architecture as distinctively American. Michael J. Lewis charts the ways in which American artists and architects both adopted and diverged from earlier European models to create an original visual language of their own. He also shows how that language in turn came to influence and eventually dominate art and architecture around the world.Professor Lewis integrates...


Land of Rivers: American in Word and Image
Peter C. Mancall (Editor)
0801431050
September 1996
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Editor Mancall's 1990 version of this book was entitled Roll On, Rivers: Rivers in the Life of the American People (National Council on the Aging); this latest revision contains more of the stories and legends he's collected since. From those who consider rivers to be the work of God to those who fear they will be destroyed by the work of humans, these waterways have been at the forefront of virtually every major political, historical, and social turning point in American history. The editors have taken writings ranging from Thomas Jefferson to Oscar Hammerstein III that feature rivers as their centerpiece. The result is a mixed bag that will appeal to any reader living on or near a river, as well as to readers looking for a truly eclectic collection of literature. Recommended for large public libraries and for...


A National Image: The American Painting and Sculpture Collection in the San Antonio Museum of Art
Lisa Reitzes
188350211X
January 2003
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Book Description
Presenting the first comprehensive catalogue of the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) American art collection, A National Image reflects the artistic and chronological range of the museum's collection. Included in this group are works by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Sully, Edward Hicks, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Martin Johnson Heade, Albert Bierstadt, Jacob Lawrence, and many more important American artists. The catalogue, comprised of over one hundred works of art including oil paintings, stone and metal sculptures, and works on paper, is divided into two sections. The main section of the book comprises four introductory essays and seventy catalogued objects, fully illustrated with color plates and details, the masterpieces of the San Antonio collection of American art. The second section is an appendix of...


On Verbal Visual Representation
Martin Heusser
9042018372
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The twenty-one essays collected in this volume offer a broad range of critical views on the intricate interdependence between verbal and visual representation. Drawing on recent research, scholars from Europe, America and Asia approach the topic from a host of different angles, exploring topics such as popular visual cultures in Japan, devotional graffiti in a Piedmontese chapel, textual trompe-l’oeil in Jaques Derrida’s Memoirs of the Blind or the relationship between the landscape paintings of Albert Bierstadt and the representation of landscape in the texts of James Fenimore Cooper. The International Association of Word and Image Studies was founded nearly twenty years ago – 1987 – and is based in Amsterdam. One of the aims of the association is to be a forum for both theoretical debate and...


Pacific Northwest Landscape: A Painted History
Kitty Harmon
1570612846
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The striking landscape of the Pacific Northwest has inspired painters to put brush to canvas ever since the first European explorers sailed into local waters. A continuous, robust, and evolving artistic view of the region is represented in the 140 paintings selected for this beautiful book. Never before gathered in a single place, here are Albert Bierstadt, Sydney Laurence, Emily Carr, Mark Tobey, Kenneth Callahan, and George Tsutakawa, among many others--all taking account of the water, sky, mountains, air, and light of the Pacific Northwest. With a probing introduction by Jonathan Raban, this book amounts to a unique and irresistible painted history.

About the Author
Kitty Harmon, author of Up to No Good: The Rascally Things Boys Do, was the founding director of...

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