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Pierpont Morgan Library

Works: 5,521 works in 7,252 publications in 5 languages and 77,575 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Bibliographies  Juvenile works  Bestiaries  Prayers 
Roles: Other, his, Editor, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, isb, Correspondent
Classifications: ND3363.C3, 096.1
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The Hours of Catherine of Cleves by Catherine( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard cover book with pages from the ornately illuminated manuscript in the Gothic art style, produced in about 1440 by the anonymous Dutch artist known as the Master of Catherine of Cleves. It is one of the most lavishly illuminated manuscripts to survive from the 15th century and has been described as one of the masterpieces of Northern European illumination--Amazon
The English notebooks by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )

9 editions published between 1941 and 1969 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament miniatures : a medieval picture book with 283 paintings from the Creation to the story of David by Sydney Carlyle Cockerell( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Latin and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the great treasures of the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York is an illuminated book more than 700 years old, depicting nearly 300 scenes from the Old Testament from the Creation to the story of David. The miniatures, richly colored in shades of red, green, blue, pink, brown, and gold, are reproduced here in color in their entirety for the first time"--Cover flap
Painted prayers : the book of hours in medieval and Renaissance art by Roger S Wieck( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Painted Prayers, the two key elements of Books of Hours are explored: the glorious illuminations and the texts. 107 color plates reproduce stellar pages from Books of Hours that range from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries and come from all the major manuscript-producing countries of Europe: France, Belgium, The Netherlands, England, Italy, and Spain. Mr. Wieck's text offers explanations and translations of key passages from the various "Hours," psalms, Gospel lessons, hymns, litanies, and private prayers found in a typical Book of Hours. The Book of Hours is explored from illuminated manuscripts to the early printed editions of the same texts, leading us from the piety of the Gothic era into the culture of the Renaissance."--Jacket
The great experiment : George Washington and the American Republic by John H Rhodehamel( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To most Americans, George Washington is a remote figured encased in myth, more a monument than a man. This book brings him vividly to life once again--a man who was born a loyal subject of the British Crown and became the leader of a radical revolution, a victorious military leader who relinquished the trappings of power to return to farming, a reluctant statesman who forged the institutions of a popular government that have endured for two centuries. The text is enhanced by illustrations that reproduce an array of original documents, contemporary portraits, artifacts, and personal memorabilia of Washington and her family.--From publisher description
English drawings and watercolors, 1550-1850, in the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon by John Baskett( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saul Steinberg : illuminations by Joel Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Best known for his barbed and brilliant art for The New Yorker, Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) did much more. He executed public murals, designed fabrics and stage sets, was an inventive collagist and printmaker, and turned his magic touch to the fields of painting, sculpture, advertising, and even wartime propaganda. This is the first comprehensive look at Steinberg's contribution to twentieth-century art, which was that of a modern-day illuminator, putting word and image in play to create art that spoke to the eyes, and minds, or readers." "An introduction by poet Charles Simic tracks the origins of Steinberg's darkly comic sensibility in the "Balkan bazaar" of the artist's native Romania. Joel Smith shows how architectural training and an early rise to fame as a cartoonist in fascist-era Milan honed Steinberg's gift for subtle graphic invention, and explores why one of the most visible, prolific, potent, and cosmopolitan careers in postwar American art has so thoroughly evaded serious study. Tracing the evolving motives that underlie Steinberg's multi-layered activity, this volume also raises fundamental questions about the historiography of modernism and the vexed status of "the middlebrow avant-garde" in an age of museum-bound art." "Previously unseen sketches, documents, and printed matter from the artist's papers illustrate the essay, career chronology, and entries for the works featured in this important book."--Jacket
The illustrator and the book in England from 1790 to 1914 by Gordon N Ray( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance painting in manuscripts : treasures from the British Library by British Library( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian Renaissance by N.Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exhibition described and fully illustrated in this catalogue is the first in an extended series that will display the resources of collections of master drawings located in New York City and its environs. While the holdings of public institutions are reasonably well known, the drawings in private collections are generally less so, and we therefore hope to perform a service for both the interested public and art scholarship in our projected series of exhibitions and catalogues, which will encompass the drawings of Western European artists from the Italian Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Pierpont Morgan Library possess the two major collections of drawings in the United States, and both are continuing to grow by purchases, gifts, and bequests. Because both institutions are fortunate enough to be in this position, and because both owe an incalculable debt to the vision, the standards of excellence, and the generosity of J. Pierpont Morgan and his son, J.P. Morgan, it has seemed wholly appropriate that they should join forces in presenting these exhibitions to the public. They will alternate between the two institutions, this first exhibition being held at the Metropolitan, and the second in the series, also of Italian drawings, at the Morgan Library during the winter of 1966-1967. New York is a relative newcomer among the world's centers of master drawings collections, and even today the breadth of the city's resources owes much to the continuing activity and the discerning eye of collectors whose initial enthusiasm was nourished abroad. This catalogue and its successors will demonstrate what progress has been made in assembling here representative examples of the work of the leading draughtsmen of the past five centuries
The voyages of Giovanni da Verrazzano, 1524-1528 by Lawrence C Wroth( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawings by Benjamin West and his son, Raphael Lamar West by Ruth S Kraemer( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing Surrealism by Leslie Jones( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing, often considered a minor art, was central to Surrealism from the very beginning. Automatic drawing, exquisite cadavers, and frottage are just a few of the techniques invented by Surrealists as means to tap into the subconscious realm. While previous books have examined the connection between drawings and Surrealist paintings, Drawing Surrealism is the first to recognize the medium as a fundamental form of Surrealist expression, and to explore its impact on other media as well. Surrealist collage, photography, and even paintings are presented in the context of drawing as a metaphor for innovation and experimentation. It is also the first book to encompass a wide array of artists on a global scale--from the great figures in Surrealist history to lesser-known Surrealists from Japan, Central Europe, and the Americas, where the movement had a profound and lasting effect. In addition to brilliant reproductions of drawings and other works by more than 100 artists, this volume also includes a substantial historical essay by the exhibition's curator as well as informative essays by leading scholars. This groundbreaking book offers a deep understanding of the techniques and concerns that made Surrealism such an intimate perceptual revolution"--Provided by publisher
Bibles and bestiaries : a guide to illuminated manuscripts by Elizabeth B Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early history of printing and books, illustrated with examples from the world-renowned collection of the Pierpont Morgan Library
Rubens and Rembrandt in their century : Flemish & Dutch drawings of the 17th century from the Pierpont Morgan Library by Pierpont Morgan Library( Book )

22 editions published in 1979 in English and Dutch and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Battista Piranesi : drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library by Giovanni Battista Piranesi( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Codex Huygens and Leonardo da Vinci's art theory; the Pierpont Morgan Library, Codex M.A. 1139 by Erwin Panofsky( Book )

15 editions published between 1940 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered to be the work of Leonardo when it was acquired by Constantine Huygens in 1690, this illustrated manuscript does not in fact contain a single original drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Its authorship still in question, this mid sixteenth-century work has been attributed to, among others, Aurelio Luini, Girolamo Figino, and Carlo Urbino
The Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550 by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

137 manuscripts, printed books with hand-painted illustrations and single pages are illustrated in full color, ranging from small prayer books to large choir books, and from Greek, Roman, and Italian literature to collections of fables and historical treatises. Many of these volumes were commissioned by powerful wealthy, and discriminating patrons who included members of the ruling Italian families as well as cardinals and popes and many of whom were also prominent bibliophiles. Among other fascinating issues, the mechanics of patronage, patterns of production, and formation of libraries are discussed in three essays and in the catalogue entries - the latter divided into eight thematic sections - written by noted specialists in the history of Renaissance manuscripts and books. And, of course, we are introduced to the artists themselves - their working habits, characteristic styles, and interrelationships
The Age of Bruegel : Netherlandish drawings in the sixteenth century by John Oliver Hand( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complexity and variety of sixteenth-century Netherlandish art endow it with a particular dynamism. It was in the sixteenth century that drawing attained an independent status as an art in itself, distinct from painting; landscape increasingly became a separate genre; and artists consciously referred to the great masters of the past, showing the tremendous influence of Italian art in their own works. This volume documents the unique qualities of the art of drawing during the age of Bruegel. Designed to accompany an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art and The Pierpont Morgan Library, the book is also an invaluable scholarly record. In addition to 123 catalogue entries and more than 350 reproductions of rarely-seen drawings, three in-depth essays contain discussions of the art of the period. Its development is traced from a late medieval style at the end of the fifteenth century to the influence of the Italian Renaissance and mannerism in the 1500s, and ultimately to the beginning of the baroque period in the early 1600s. The detailed entries encompass works by sixty-two artists, including Hieronymus Bosch, Jan Gossaert, Lucas van Leyden, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Karel van Mander, and others. The book will interest specialists and also general readers attracted by the warmth of Netherlandish art"--Publisher description
William Morris and the art of the book : with essays on William Morris, as book collector by Paul Needham( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Hours of Catherine of Cleves
Painted prayers : the book of hours in medieval and Renaissance artThe great experiment : George Washington and the American RepublicSaul Steinberg : illuminationsThe illustrator and the book in England from 1790 to 1914Bibles and bestiaries : a guide to illuminated manuscriptsThe Painted page : Italian Renaissance book illumination, 1450-1550The Age of Bruegel : Netherlandish drawings in the sixteenth century
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