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Wayne Thiebaud
Steven A. Nash
0500092923
June 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
Famous for his dreamy 1960s paintings of cakes, Wayne Thiebaud began his career as a commercial artist and cartoon illustrator like many other artists of the period, including Andy Warhol. And like Warhol, Thiebaud became tied to pop art since he was making images of popular American products like food, lipsticks, and toys. Yet unlike many of his pop peers, Bay Area-based Thiebaud wasn't interested in poking fun at the establishment. He's a painter's painter, a real traditionalist. Wayne Thiebaud: A Paintings Retrospective covers a career of rendering still lifes, cityscapes, landscapes, and the figure. His cake paintings are formally beautiful in their color, shadow, and composition. They are perfect specimens of the good life in America, the paint lovingly applied in places like thick frosting. His cityscapes of San...


The Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Big Trees
Frederick Law Olmsted
0939666693
Aug 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
This landmark report, the first to recommend management guidelines for the newly-reserved Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, has a mysterious history. Prepared on behalf of the Yosemite Valley Commissioners for presentation to the California legislature, the report (considered controversial at the time) was not submitted to the governor for review. It may have been suppressed. Amazingly, Olmsted's proposals remained undiscovered and unpublished from 1865 to 1952. Just as astonishing, the report has never been made available to the public in separate book form until now. Much more than a simple management plan, the document set forth the policy underlying the preservation of areas of unique natural beauty for the benefit of the public. In effect, Olmsted's report formulated the philosophic base for the...


Wayne Thiebaud Cakes: Portfolio Notecards set of 10
Julia Bell
1878699989
September 2005
Other Format
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Science Fiction Moma Journal: Thiebaud
Wayne Thiebaud
0811824756
July 1999
Other Format
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Wayne Thiebaud at the Allan Stone Gallery
Allan Stone
1932608044
January 1994
Paperback
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Cities, Change and Conflict: A Political Economy of Urban Life
Nancy Kleniewski
053424775X
February 1997
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Kleniewski s text discusses the importance of cities for the economic, cultural, and political life of modern societies. The author consistently uses the political economy perspective to introduce students to the basic concepts and research in urban sociology, while also acknowledging the contributions of the human ecology perspective. Through the use of case studies, the presentation remains accessible and down-to-earth.


Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight
Huston Paschal
379132926X
November 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Inspired by the centenary of the Wright Brothers’ historic feat at Kitty Hawk, this catalog of the North Carolina Museum of Art’s kaleidoscopic exhibition shows how the human obsession with flight provided fertile ground for contemporary artists in every imaginable medium. One of the earliest and most sustained dreams human beings have nurtured has been the wish to fly. And although flight and aircraft have figured prominently in contemporary art, until now this intersection has not received much critical attention. The NCMA exhibition and this sumptuously illustrated catalog will undoubtedly rectify that omission. Defying Gravity features approximately ninety major works of art in varying styles and themes by forty-seven individual artists and four pairs of collaborators, including such internationally...


Society of Six: California Colorists
Nancy Boas
0520210557
April 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
When these six artists first banded together in 1917, the San Francisco art establishment found their work raw and undeveloped. According to Nancy Boas, however, these painters represent the first fully evolved reflection of modern art on the West Coast. Her scholarly and engaging study is tantamount to a discovery of a previously unknown group of painters, and it is unusual in that it recounts the birth of modern art in a nonurban setting. She elegantly and convincingly balances biography with analysis, intertwining six personal stories into a much larger story, which is really about the birth of modernism, an integral segment of America's artistic heritage. These artists' works are expressive, energetic, and ablaze with vivid color, reminiscent of a quality of rarefied light found in Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park series...


Thirty-Five Years at Crown Point Press: Making Prints, Doing Art
Ruth Fine
0520210611
July 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Over the course of the past 35 years, California-based fine art publisher Crown Point Press has established one of the finest reputations in the printmaking and publishing world. Founded by Kathan Brown, the press is most renowned for its innovative and experimental uses of the oldest and most traditional printmaking processes: etching and woodcut. Under Brown's direction, Crown Point's master printmakers have worked on an astonishingly broad array of projects, including those of John Cage, Tom Marioni, and Pat Steir. The press has also printed and published important minimalist and conceptual graphics, as well as editions by such painterly painters as Richard Diebenkorn, Francesco Clemente, and Helen Frankenthaler. More than 200 full-color, beautifully reproduced prints in this softcover volume document the entire...


The Twentieth-Century Art in America: The Ebsworth Collection
Bruce Robertson
0810966999
March 2000
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This beautifully put together catalog showcases an exhibition of 74 paintings, sculpture, and works on paper from the collection of St. Louis businessman Barney A. Ebsworth, which traveled from Washington!s National Gallery to the Seattle Art Museum this year. It!s an especially fine example of the art of collecting, with noteworthy pieces superbly exemplifying American art up to the late 1960s. There!s an invigorating range of media and schools as well, from abstract canvases by Frank Stella and Jasper Johns to landscapes by John Marin and intimate figurative work by Alice Neel, Georgia O!Keefe, and Edward Hopper. Arranged alphabetically by artist, all 74 colorplates are accompanied by almost chapter-length biocritical essays written by curatorial luminaries on the staff of the National Gallery. These short...

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