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Andrew Wyeth Memory & Magic
Anne Classen Knutson
0847827712
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In this post-post-modern era—when no single artistic movement can pretend to claim dominance, and the "shock of the new" has pretty much worn off—the American realist tradition is starting to look better and better, and no living artist encapsulates that tradition more definitively than Andrew Wyeth. With the overhyped (Time and Newsweek covers!) late '70s controversy over the Helga paintings pretty much forgotten, now is a good time for the kind of serious reassessment facilitated by this lavish retrospective. Its different essays—of uniformly high quality—emphasize various aspects of Wyeth's oeuvre. Taylor explores the early work's surprising connections to surrealism, for example, while Knutson's movingly personal essay investigates the artist's lesser-known...


Art for Dummies
Thomas Hoving
0764551043
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
What a privilege it is to stroll through thousands of years of magnificent art with the keen-eyed, confident, supremely knowledgeable Thomas Hoving, the former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose opinionated, charming prose could make anyone feel like an art-world insider. Whether or not you know an ism from an altarpiece, Hoving will gently grasp your elbow and welcome you to the party, introducing you to everyone who's anyone and encouraging you to partake of the nourishing, sumptuous feast. Like most of the books in the For Dummies series, this one isn't, really. It's a delightful, erudite romp, cleverly and clearly designed to allow the art-curious reader to correct for a nearly universal deficit in American education. There are pictures, of course, including some in color, but this book assumes real love...


Andrew Wyeth
Richard Meryman
0060929219
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Andrew Wyeth's achievement is unmatched by other modern American realist painters: he produced canvasses that became American icons, deepening our sense of the possibilities of representational painting in an abstract age. This biography, produced by family friend Richard Meryman, who first wrote about Wyeth for Life magazine in 1964, takes in not only Andrew Wyeth's life but three generations of Wyeths: the peerless illustrator N. C. Wyeth, Andrew's father; Andrew Wyeth; and Jamie, Andrew's son and a successful realist painter in his own right. The "Secret Life" of the title refers in part, of course, to the "Helga" paintings, sketches, drawings, and portraits (many of them in the nude) of Wyeth's neighbor, later his companion and assistant, Helga Testorf. The revelation of the "Helga"...


More than Words: The Art of the Illustrated Letter
Liza Kirwin
1568985231
October 2005
Hardcover
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Smithsonian Magazine, October, 2005
The witty warm missives in MORE THAN WORDS make one wonder if personal correspondence is in danger of dying today.

Wall Street Journal, 1/21/2006
Today, when illustrating a communication...is adding smiley-face emoticons to instant messages...this arrives like a letter from long-lost friend.

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Andrew Wyeth
Betsy Wyeth
0295980397
Apr 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Octogenarian artist Andrew Wyeth, of Christina's World and beyond, has maintained close friendships within the African-American community of Chadds Ford, Pa., where he was born and has lived since. Andrew Wythe: Close Friends presents more than 125 full-color, full-page reproductions of Wyeth's oil and watercolor portraits of his neighbors and friends, currently touring several small American museums. Wyeth's wife and collaborator, Betsy James Wyeth, provides an introduction, some family photos and commentary on the people and settings found in the work. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
Much ink has been expended explaining the symbolism of Wyeth's famous paintings of figures in barren farm fields or inside barely furnished rooms. The...


First Impressions
Richard Meryman
0810939568
May 1991
Hardcover
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From Kirkus Reviews
In the ``First Impressions'' series, a detailed, perceptive portrait of a contemporary painter who has received both critical admiration and popular acclaim, by a long-time friend who first wrote about Wyeth in the 60's. Meryman's primary focus is Wyeth's boyhood--a choice that, in this case, is appropriate: his lively youth and relationship with his colorful but overwhelming father, N. C. Wyeth, is not only of particular interest to young people but crucial to Andrew's development. N.C., who had hoped for recognition as a painter, was best known as a fine illustrator; he was also a respected teacher. Andrew was lucky to be the last of his five gifted children, thriving in the vibrant family milieu but also benefiting from some benign neglect. His own work is seen here as a rich, creative blend of N.C.'s rigorous...


Painting Summer in New England
Trevor Fairbrother
0300116926
May 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
With its stunning coastlines, mountains, lakes, forests, and scenic villages, New England has been an inspiration for American artists since the 19th century. This lively book considers the ways in which painters have responded to the region’s summer beauty as well as to its social and cultural preoccupations and characteristics. Works by such artists as Fitz Henry Lane, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, Hans Hofmann, Andrew Wyeth, Alex Katz, and Yvonne Jacquette depict subjects as wide ranging as the bucolic delights of farms and fields to the atmospheric light of New England’s rugged coasts to the ethnic and social diversity of urban street life. 
 Painting Summer in New England highlights the various styles and influences revealed...


An American Vision
Andrew Wyeth
0821216562
July 1987
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The essays in this exhibition catalogue "struggle mightily," to link together the art of illustrator N. C. Wyeth, his famous son Andrew and Andrew's son James. "A sense of romance and love of nature supposedly suffuse the pictures of this family of artists," said PW , unconvinced. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Andrew Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth
0821225693
Sept 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Here, the legendary American realist painter looks back at six decades of his work. This comprehensive retrospective that originated in Japan and is now on view in Kansas City, Missouri, includes both famous and recent paintings. An artistic independent, Wyeth pictures a different view of reality than does, say, Norman Rockwell. Thomas Hoving introduces the book and observes that Wyeth "has always painted for himself." Thus, Wyeth's comments on the origins and events of each painting are of particular interest. The quality of the printing is very good, avoiding the pitfalls of too much high contrast and loss of shadow detail in the pictures. But best of all are the stories Wyeth tells. Sure to appeal to both general and informed readers, this is recommended for the autobiography and art collections of public and...


Wyeth People
Gene Logsdon
0804010625
October 2003
Paperback
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Review
"Logsdon's 1969 title gets a facelift. In addition to the original text, in which the author tackles not only Andrew Wyeth's creative impulse but that of all artists and writers, this edition sports a new foreword by Logsdon, updating the story, and larger photos. Public and academic collections alike will want this gem."—Library Journal
“I believe artistic creativity exists in the same way a thought exists, or love, which is to say that it arises in that mysterious realm of the human animal where body and spirit intersect.”—Gene Logsdon

Book Description
Wyeth People is the story of one writer’s search for the meaning of artistic creativity, approached from personal contact with the work of one of the world’s great artists, Andrew Wyeth. In the...


Night Train at Wiscasset Station
Lew Dietz
0892724307
Mar 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This 1977 volume combines Dietz's text with Ruohomaa's wonderful black-and-white photos to offer a portrait of a Maine that was passing then and is surely gone now. The duo cover mostly small-town life?what else is there in Maine??including the one-room schoolhouse, lobstering, logging, farming, etc. A swell piece of Americana.Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Modest Mennonite Home
Steve Friesen
0934672903
Sept 1990
Paperback
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Andrew Wyeth: Master Drawings from the Artist's Collection
Henry Adams
0295986158
July 2006
Paperback
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Luminous Brush: Painting with Egg Tempera
Altoon Sultan
0823028887
October 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
This important resource is essential to any artist who is interested in using the time-honored medium of egg tempera to achieve the luminous effects that can't be duplicated by any other medium. Complete with step-by-step photography, the book elucidates all stages of preparation, development, and completion of egg tempera paintings. Formal issues such as the depiction of light, color, form, and detail are discussed. Altoon Sultan's paintings are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other fine institutions. Represented by the Marlborough Gallery, she lives in Groton, Vermont.


The Red Keep
Allen French
1883937299
Aug 1997
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Conan, a young squire in twelth-century Burgundy, is determined to find a way to defeat the fearsome Sauval brothers, a pair of robber barons who pillage and terrorize the local countryside.

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