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Most widely held works by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Cézanne : the late work : essays ( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,336 libraries worldwide
Masks : faces of culture by John W Nunley ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
"Transporting readers across centuries and continents, this volume presents masks from all over the world. 200 colorplates provide such stunning and diverse examples as an intricately carved coronation mask from Cameroon; an exquisite gold Egyptian mummy mask; colorful Mexican Day of the Dead masks; and breathtaking Noh theater masks from Japan." "Accompanying the photographs are essays tracing the functions of masks throughout history, written by scholars in the fields of art history, anthropology, decorative arts and design, and theater. John Nunley examines cross-cultural themes in his discussion of the origins of masks and their use in rituals. He also analyzes the phenomenon of men who "cross-dress" in masquerade, because women are not allowed to wear masks in many societies." "John Emigh and Lesley K. Ferris explore the role of masks in theater, whose roots lie in ritual performance. Cara McCarty looks at the ways in which masks are featured in the medium of film as well. But these artistic examples are not the only masks found in industrial societies. McCarty also discusses the proliferation of masks for physical protection, in areas such as military combat, sports competitions, and space exploration."--BOOK JACKET.
The Art of photography, 1839-1989 ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 1,216 libraries worldwide
The quilts of Gee's Bend ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
Relates the lives of the women of Gee's Bend, Alabama, who for more than 150 years have made quilts reflecting their history and daily lives. Having worked in isolation for generations and continuing to inhabit the remote plantation land their parents once slaved, they have received unexpected attention from the artistic world.
Walker Evans by Walker Evans ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
Shares selected images from the American photographer's life's work, and analyzes a career that spanned more than four decades.
Lee Krasner : a retrospective by Barbara Rose ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
The Ancient Americas : art from sacred landscapes ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 912 libraries worldwide
Ancient art of the American Woodland Indians by David S Brose ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 910 libraries worldwide
Hispanic art in the United States : thirty contemporary painters & sculptors by John Beardsley ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
Basquiat by Jean Michel Basquiat ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 888 libraries worldwide
"Born in Brooklyn in 1960, Jean-Michel Basquiat lived to the age of only twenty-seven. His meteoric career as an artist had lasted no more than eight years. The one-time teenage runaway and high-school dropout was first included in a group exhibition in 1980, and almost immediately knew considerable success, enjoying his first solo exhibition just two years later. Basquiat quickly became a notable figure on the international art scene, mixing with dealers and artists. Among these was Andy Warhol, with whom he established a close working relationship." "Borrowing from graffiti and street imagery, cartoons, mythology and religious symbolism, Basquiat's drawings and paintings explore issues of race and identity, providing social commentary that is both shrewdly observed and biting. Characterized by their intensely personal nature and the raw, almost aggressive handling of paint, these works have an enduring power to move and to confound." "Viewing the heady world of the 1980s art scene from the beginning of a new century, we are able to look at Basquiat's achievements with increasing objectivity. Rather than explore his persona, this book aims to demonstrate the lasting quality of Basquiat's work itself, as well as its uniqueness within modern art. It strives not only to reevaluate his principal works, but also to explain Basquiat's continuing interest as a major painter."--BOOK JACKET.
The art of John Biggers : view from the upper room by Alvia J Wardlaw ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
Catalog of a traveling exhibition first held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Apr. 2-Aug. 28, 1995.
Treasures of the Holy Land : ancient art from the Israel Museum ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
The painters' America: rural and urban life, 1810-1910 by Patricia Hills ( Book )
3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
The history of Japanese photography ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
The golden age of Chinese archaeology : celebrated discoveries from the People's Republic of China ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
"In the last fifty years, archaeological discoveries have altered traditional beliefs on the formation and development of the civilization of ancient China. This book and the exhibition that it accompanies cover the period from 5000 BCE to the 10th-century C.E. presenting more than 170 masterpieces in jade, stone, ivory bone, pottery, bronze, lacquer, bamboo, gold, and silver. Together these astonishing objects demonstrate that highly advanced artistic cultures originated in and flowered throughout a vast area. Earlier generations of scholars believed that a much smaller area, the Yellow River Valley, was the principal source and locus of Chinese civilization."--BOOK JACKET.
Alice Neel : painted truths by Alice Neel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
This volume presents a survey of the works of American artist Alice Neel (1900-1984). Neel became known for her oil on canvas portraits of friends, family, lovers, poets, artists and strangers. Her paintings are notable for their expressionistic use of line and color, psychological acumen, and emotional intensity. She was unique for her time because she was a portrait painter at a time when this was traditionally the role of a male artist. Although the book focuses on her portraits, it also covers the artist's early social realist paintings and cityscapes, tracing the evolution of Neel's style and examining themes that she revisited throughout her career.
The world of Frida Kahlo : the blue house ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
Presents paintings and drawings by Mexico's foremost woman artist, together with photographs of Kahlo, her husband, noted painter Diego Rivera, and their home, the "Blue House"; a selection of paintings by her friends and contemporaries; criticism of Kahlo's work; and a chronology of her life.
The modern West : American landscapes, 1890-1950 by Emily Ballew Neff ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 682 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Drawing extensively from various disciplines including ethnology, geography, geology, and environmental studies, this groundbreaking book addresses shifting concepts of time, history, and landscape in relation to the work of pioneering American artists during the first half of the 20th century. Paintings, watercolors, and photographs by renowned artists such as Frederic Remington, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams, Thomas Hart Benton, Dorothea Lange, and Jackson Pollock are considered alongside American Indian ledger drawings, tempuras, and Dineh sandpaintings. Taken together, these works document the quest to create a specifically American art in the decades prior to World War II. The Modern West begins with a captivating meditation on the relationship between human culture and the physical landscape by Barry Lopez, who traveled the West in the artists' footsteps. Emily Ballew Neff then describes the evolving importance of the West for American artists working out a radically new aesthetic response to space and place, from artist-explorers on the turn-of-the-century frontier, to visionaries of a Californian Arcadia, to desert luminaries who found in its stark topography a natural equivalent to abstraction. Beautifully illustrated and handsomely designed, this book is essential to anyone interested in the West and the history of modernism in American art.
Classical taste in America 1800-1840 by Wendy A Cooper ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
During the first four decades of the last century, America was mesmerized by the classical world. And never before has a book so thoroughly examined the period's diversity of thought and material production to demonstrate the variety of ways that nineteenth-century Americans used, misused, and even abused the lessons of antiquity in the arts and decorative arts. To an extraordinary extent, Americans embraced classicism at the beginning of the nineteenth century both as a.
Leonardo da Vinci : the anatomy of man : drawings from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Martin Clayton ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the greatest figures of the Italian Renaissance, is renowned not only for the artistic mastery of his painting and drawing but for the richness of his intellect and his insatiable curiosity about all aspects of the natural and man-made world. Leonardo was among the first artists to study human anatomy in great detail, and his anatomical drawings reveal him to be a gifted observer of the human body. He studied not only living men and women but cadavers, which he dissected with painstaking care in order to draw each vessel, muscle, and organ with ultimate precision. The Royal Library at Windsor Castle houses the finest private collection of drawings in the world, and its greatest treasure is a magnificent group of more than six hundred sheets by Leonardo. Reproduced here are forty-one of his finest anatomical drawings, incorporating countless studies and commentaries in the artist's hand. The sheets, dating from 1489 to c. 1513, show the remarkable evolution, of his drawing style as well as his anatomical knowledge. Images of great beauty and scientific interest, they herald Leonardo as one of the most accomplished artists in the history of anatomy.
Abstract expressionism African American quiltmakers African American quilts African American women Alabama--Wilcox County America Antiquities Architecture Arnett, William Art Art, American Art, Modern Art museums Biography Catalogs Cézanne, Paul,--1839-1906 Criticism, interpretation, etc. Decorative arts Drawing--Private collections Elizabeth--II,--Queen of Great Britain,--1926- England--Windsor (Berkshire) Evans, Walker,--1903-1975 Exhibition, pictorial works Exhibition catalogs France Hispanic American art History Impressionism (Art) Indian art Indians--Antiquities Krasner, Lee,--1908-1984 Masks Mexico Modernism (Art) Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Painting Painting, American Painting, European Painting--Private collections Photographers Photography, Artistic Prints Quilts Texas Texas--Houston Tinwood Alliance United States West (U.S.) Windsor Castle.--Royal Library Woodland art
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