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James McNeill Whistler
Mike Venezia
051626978X
Mar 2004
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Still Looking: Essays on American Art
John Updike
1400044189
November 2005
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From Bookmarks Magazine
Published primarily in the New York Review of Books, the collected essays in Still Looking are less art criticism than finely honed art appreciations. Reviewers note Updike’s inquisitive tone and earnest interest in his subject matter. The often honored (an American Book Award, an O. Henry Prize, a National Medal for the Humanities) and prolific author once aspired for a career in cartooning and studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. The major complaint, if it can be registered as such, is that Updike is so effective at bringing these works to life that the book, though amply illustrated, provokes frustration that the exhibitions are no longer running.Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc.

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James McNeill Whistler
David Park Curry
1593720017
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
In this remarkably wide-ranging and imaginatively illustrated study, Whistler scholar David Park Curry quotes a querulous contemporary critic who complained, "A gallery does not suffice for Mr. Whistler. He needs a stage." Indeed he did, and Curry ably demonstrates the ways in which the painter--who was briefly an actor—seized center stage for himself, and startled the art world with a noisy injection of theatrical ideas. Curry proves that Whistler's drive to abstraction wasn't his only modern aspect: he was an Abominable Showman who shook up installation practice, courted fame via scandal, and knew art for art’s sake could also be, as he said of his epochal 1883 Arrangement in White and Yellow show, a "great Shebang." Curry doesn't just reproduce Whistler's sensitive Venice etchings and Ruskin-enraging paintings,...


James McNeill Whistler
Robin Spencer
1854374869
March 2004
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Book Description
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), the American-born artist who spent much of his working life in London, played a crucial role in the development of 20th-century modernism. His art was profoundly influenced by the written word, especially the writings of Baudelaire, Swinburne, Mallarmé, and Edgar Allan Poe. This book examines literary and other aspects of Whistler's modernity, discusses his relationship with English and French painting, and sheds new light on his famous libel trial with art critic John Ruskin.

About the Author
Robin Spencer is senior curator at the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.


James McNeill Whistler
Mike Venezia
0516225782
September 2003
Library Binding
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The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler
Andrew MacLaren Young
0300023847
June 1980
Hardcover
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James McNeill Whistler
Margaret F. MacDonald
0300059876
June 1995
Hardcover
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Color for Interior Design
Ethel Rompilla
0810958880
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Whether it was in a cave, an early Minoan palace or an American Federalist home, people have always looked to bring color and design into their living spaces. Both science and psychology influence the art of marrying style and pigment: "Nature has always provided the visual stimulation of color, light and texture, while history has shown the human need for variety and change," writes Rompilla in her breathless survey of 3000 years of architecture, art history, color theory and science. Complementing an eclectic assortment of 125 illustrations (including 95 in color), the text is concise, lucid and well-organized. Such an ambitious synthesis could have easily become either chaotic and dense or thin and overly simplistic, but Rompilla hits all the highlights and stays on point, even when covering Aristotle in a few...


Depiction
Michael Podro
0300069146
July 1998
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Book Description
This important book develops a philosophical inquiry into the nature of depiction by analyzing the work of four artists--Donatello, Rembrandt, Chardin, and Hogarth. Michael Podro explains how it is that a painter sees a subject and decides what techniques and materials are necessary to depict it--and how the viewer interacts with the finished work.


James McNeill Whistler
Lisa N. Peters
1880908700
November 1998
Hardcover
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The Peacock Room
Linda Merrill
0300076118
Nov 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This gorgeously illustrated book tells the history of the Peacock Room, decorated by James McNeill Whistler for wealthy London shipowner Frederick Leyland and currently on display at the Freer Gallery of Art. The history offers fascinating insights into nineteenth-century British culture-taste, patronage, attitudes toward Asian art, origins of art nouveau, and relation to American culture.Copublished with the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. .


James McNeill Whistler: Beyond the Myth
Ronald Anderson
0786710322
August 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Born in Mass., raised partly in St. Petersburg, Russia, where his father was a railway engineer, American painter James McNeill Whistler settled in Paris in 1855, then in 1859 in London, where he cultivated the image of an irascible dandy and lone genius. This persona, in the authors' view, obscures his pivotal role as a bridge between the British and French art scenes, between traditional art and modernism. In this robust biography, Whistler's relations with Degas, Monet, Manet, Mallarme, John Singer Sargent, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin and others are the matrix for his 30-year battle with the British art establishment. Whistler (1839-1903) comes across as vain, insecure, caddish and cantankerous but also generous and sympathetic. After a string of mistresses whom he dominated, he finally found true...


Whistler's Venice
Alastair Grieve
0300084498
Nov 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Planning only a brief stay in Venice in 1879, Whistler found himself enchanted by the city's beauty and remained for more than a year. This lovely book is the first to follow Whistler's progress throughout Venice as he produced fifty etchings, a few oils, and a remarkable group of one hundred pastels. Alongside each of his evocative portraits of the city are photographs of the actual site. Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

From the Inside Flap
Planning a brief stay in Venice to create twelve commissioned etchings, Whistler became enchanted with the beauty of the city in 1879 and remained there for more than a year. He worked in all areas of the city, producing about fifty etchings, a few oils, and, most remarkably, one hundred pastels....


The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
James Abbott Mcneill Whistler
0486218759
June 1967
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Book Description
Deflates Wilde, Ruskin, Swinburne, inane critics; also states impressionist aesthetics.


Etchings of James McNeill Whistler
James McNeill Whistler
0486424812
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Whistler ranks among the greatest of modern etchers, and this compilation features the best of his work in this genre. Here are 149 outstanding examples of his etchings and drypoints, most in the original size and reproduced directly from rare original prints. Appealing subjects include views of wharfs and bridges; street scenes from London, Amsterdam, and Venice; and portraits: "Black Lion Wharf," "The Storm," "The Village Sweet-Shop," "Old Battersea Bridge," "Nocturne," and many others. The editor has provided an insightful introduction and an explanatory note for each print, making this volume an excellent reference for those already acquainted with Whistler's etchings as well as a fine introduction for others. Unabridged republication of the work originally published by Dover in 1975. 149 black-and-white...


The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler, Vol. 1
James McNeill Whistler
0865591504
September 1998
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
While American expatriate painter and aestheticist James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) is heralded as a printmaker, that reputation is based on his etchings rather than his lithographs. Indeed, as curator Katharine A. Lochman remarks in this opulent, two-volume, slipcased collection, those familiar with "the subtle and sensuous effects" of Whistler's paintings and the "nuanced precision" of his etchings may find the lithographs "strangely devoid of personality." Whistler himself considered the lithographs "drawings," and many do resemble sketches. Whether this quality suggests that his work was careless or spontaneous is in the eye of the beholder. In the first volume, Stratis and Tedeschi, both of the Art Institute of Chicago, have used new digital technology to ensure accurate reproductions, including useful...


James McNeill Whistler
Avis Berman
0810939681
October 1993
Hardcover
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Whistler Paintings
James McNeill Whistler
0486428281
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
"As music is the poetry of sound, so is painting the poetry of sight," declared Whistler, who often titled his harmoniously composed paintings in musical terms. Arrangement in Grey and Black: Portrait of the Painter's Mother, ("Whistler's Mother") appears in this vibrant collection, along with At the Piano, Symphony in White No. 2: The Little White Girl, Nocturne: Blue and Gold—St. Mark's, Venice, and 20 others. Dover Original.

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