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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Works: 250 works in 648 publications in 3 languages and 21,620 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference proceedings  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher
Classifications: NB497.C35, 730.924
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Van Gogh face to face : the portraits by Vincent van Gogh ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Published to accompany a major touring exhibition, this book brings together for the first time the great portraits from all periods of the painter's life. The story begins with the relatively unknown body of vivid, carefully executed drawings of orphans and paupers produced in The Hague when he was a young man. It continues with van Gogh's time in Paris, where the influence of Impressionism, Japanese art, and contemporaries like Gauguin and Bernard led him to produce some of his most famous images." "Each work is reproduced and set in context by leading scholars. Individually, their essays focus on particular groups of work, shedding new light on van Gogh's aims and methods. Collectively, they establish the centrality of portraiture to his oeuvre."--BOOK JACKET
Ancient Egypt as represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Boston Museum of Fine Arts ( Book )
22 editions published between 1942 and 1968 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthony Caro by William Rubin ( Book )
5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cape light : color photographs by Joel Meyerowitz ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1979, Cape Light became an instant classic and one of the most influential photography books published in the latter part of the 20th century. Common scenes, tiny figures on a beach, a porch railing against a storm-darkened sky, a blue raft against a summer cottage, all are transformed by the poignant light of the Cape and the photographer's subtle and luminous vision. This exquisitely printed book captures every nuance of color and light in that unique juncture of sky, sea, and land that is Cape Cod.--From publisher description
Alfred Stieglitz: photographer by Boston Museum of Fine Arts ( Book )
15 editions published between 1965 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Represents the entire collection of his works in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. For contents, see Author Catalog
"The art that is life" : the arts & crafts movement in America, 1875-1920 by Wendy Kaplan ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paperback edition is a reissue of the classic book on the American Arts and Crafts movement, one of the most significant and far-reaching movements in American art. It is also one of the least understood. It transformed not only how objects looked but how people looked at objects. It changed American attitudes toward design and the home, and compelled people to think about the relationship of art to everyday life. The results can be seen in such diverse styles as Gothic, Oriental, Aesthetic, Colonial Revival, Native American, Mission, and Art Nouveau." ""The Art that is Life" was initially published in conjunction with a 1987 exhibition originated by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the first to synthesize the decorative arts and architecture of this period in America. Works include such objects as furniture, glass, silver, ceramics, textiles, wallpaper, books, and architectural drawings. With eight essays by distinguished scholars and more than 300 illustrations, this book serves not only as a classic reference on American design reform but also as a celebration of the era that so unified the "artful" with the "useful.""--BOOK JACKET
Charles Sheeler, paintings and drawings by Carol Troyen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visual poetry : the drawings of Joseph Stella by Joseph Stella ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A studio of her own : women artists in Boston, 1870-1940 by Erica E Hirshler ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Studio of Her Own tells the interwoven stories of some forty women artists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, exploring, in the author's words, "both the individual lives and talents of Boston women artists and the integrated relationships that enabled many of them to excel."" "No one category or medium can encompass these careers, which range from the paintings of Ellen Day Hale and the sculptures of Katharine Lane Weems to the photographs of Sarah Sears and the innovative book designs of Sarah Wyman Whitman. Included as well are lengthy discussions of the importance of the Arts and Crafts movement; the conflicts presented by concerns of marriage and family (as well as the relative freedom offered by the "Boston marriage" between two women); the role of the MFA School and of such key instructors as Frank W. Benson, William Rimmer, and Edmund Tarbell; and the ways in which societal changes have influenced the art itself. Perhaps more than anything, this is a story of community and resourcefulness, in which some artists adopted "suitable" media and subject matter - still lifes, arts and crafts - and made them their own, while others campaigned for the right to work in such traditionally "male" domains as monumental sculpture, and still others braved the scandal of painting from live nude models, traveling abroad to study their art, or showing their work on a national scale." "Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, A Studio of Her Own is the definitive work on an important but little-known moment in America's cultural history"--BOOK JACKET
Unfolding beauty : the art of the fan : the collection of Esther Oldham and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston by Anna G Bennett ( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacques Villon, master of graphic art (1875-1963) by Boston Museum of Fine Arts ( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales from the land of dragons : 1000 years of Chinese painting by Tung Wu ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dist. by Antique Coll. Club, Exhibition: 4/13-7/20/97
Art & commerce : American prints of the nineteenth century : proceedings of a conference held in Boston, May 8-10, 1975, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts by American Prints Conference ( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Netsuke : fantasy and reality in Japanese miniature sculpture by Joe Earle ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Netsuke - tiny, exquisitely carved sculptures used as toggles to secure items suspended at the waist - have long been an obsession for collectors, in the West as well as in the East. They depict a wide variety of figures and cultural icons, from tradesmen to otherworldly beings; revered animals of the zodiac and the marketplace; or representations of the decidedly domestic and the frankly erotic. While several books have been published on the subject, few examine these diminutive masterpieces in the context of Japanese life, or detail the origins of the designs and themes that evolved through the centuries." "Netsuke: Fantasy and Reality in Japanese Miniature Sculpture delves into the minds of the artists who created these ornaments and of the people who have used and treasured them, their culture, and their influences. It studies the artists' fascination with, and frequent use of, the "other," whether Chinese mythical figures or odd-looking foreigners. And it explores the question of the objects' use, both as functional decoration and as symbols of individuality and personal taste. Lavishly illustrated with more than 500 color photographs of carvings, details, signatures, and images of netsuke from paintings and folios - and published to coincide with an extensive exhibition - Netsuke is the definitive work on these remarkably minute, endlessly intricate objects."--BOOK JACKET
Robert Wilson's vision : an exhibition of works by Trevor J Fairbrother ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weston's Westons : California and the West by Karen E Quinn ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of Egyptian sculpture and painting in the old kingdom by William Stevenson Smith ( Book )
8 editions published between 1946 and 1978 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sources of modern painting by Mass.) Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston ( Book )
3 editions published between 1939 and 1969 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancient art of the Americas from New England collections by Charlotte Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Boston (Mass) Museum of Fine Arts
Boston. Museum of Fine Arts
Bosuton Bijutsukan
MFA Abkuerzung
Musée des Beaux-Arts
Museio Kalōn Technōn
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, Mass.)
English (202)
Japanese (5)
Italian (1)