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High Museum of Art

Works: 712 works in 1,487 publications in 2 languages and 42,832 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Catalogs  Photobooks  Catalogues raisonnés  Periodicals  Illustrated works  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Editor, Other, Organizer of meeting, Publisher, isb, Publishing director, sht
Classifications: ND237.R68, 759.13
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Norman Rockwell : pictures for the American people by Maureen Hart Hennessey( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays examining Norman Rockwell's critical place in 20th-century American culture accompany 120 illustrations by the artist, including 80 in full color
Andrew Wyeth : memory & magic by Anne Classen Knutson( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of over one hundred fifty paintings, watercolors, and drawings by twentieth century American artist Andrew Wyeth along with an examination of his life and career
The Gates of paradise : Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance masterpiece by Lorenzo Ghiberti( Book )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated work displays the full glory and elaborate details of many of the newly restored bronze panels, the remarkable work of the conservators and restorers who cleaned the priceless doors. In a series of chapters, contributors capture Ghiberti's world, his extraordinary talent at representing human emotion in rich illusionistic settings, the relationship between Renaissance patrons and artists, and the collaborations and rivalries among artists. Other chapters explore the challenging craft of bronze sculpture, Ghiberti's casting and finishing techniques, and the painstaking process involved in documenting and restoring the treasured doors. A chronology of Ghiberti's life completes this volume."--Jacket
Leonardo da Vinci and the art of sculpture by Gary M Radke( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) is renowned as a painter, designer, draftsman, architect, engineer, scientist, and theorist. His work as a sculptor is not commonly acknowledged, and many have argued that Leonardo believed that sculpture was an inferior art form ("of lesser genius than painting"). Challenging and overturning these assumptions, Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture looks at the sculptural projects that the artist undertook, as well as the late Renaissance sculptures that were indebted to him. Leonardo consistently drew inspiration from ancient sculpture, admired the work of such contemporary sculptural innovators as Donatello, and even trained under Andrea del Verrocchio, the preeminent bronze sculptor of late 15th-century Florence. Furthermore, Leonardo spent many years of his life working on two larger-than-life-sized horse sculptures - Sforza and Trivulzio - monuments to Francesco Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and to Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, his successor. Although neither was completed, the authors argue that these equestrian monuments show how Leonardo was intensely engaged with the design dilemmas of representing a horse rearing on its hind legs. Another highlight of the book is a group of new images of the John the Baptist Preaching to a Levite and a Pharisee, a recently restored large-scale work in the Florentine Baptistery that clearly demonstrates Leonardo's collaboration with Giovanni Francesco Rustici."--Jacket
After The scream : the late paintings of Edvard Munch by Elizabeth Prelinger( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expressing the anxieties of the late nineteenth century and the uncertainties of the modern world, Edvard Munch (1862-1944) often depicted in his works dangerously seductive fin de siecle women, sickly figures, and isolated characters in barren landscapes. These powerful, haunting paintings are widely recognized and revered, especially his iconic work The Scream (1893). Yet few admirers of Munch's early works realize that the artist lived well into the twentieth century and was enormously productive almost to the time of his death. This compelling book, focusing on more than sixty of Munch's later paintings, reveals the surprising, vibrant work of a fascinating man who never ceased to grow as an artist.Following decades of restless wandering among the capitals of Europe, Munch suffered a breakdown in Copenhagen in 1908 and retreated to his native Norway. In 1916 he purchased an estate near present-day Oslo where he lived and worked, mostly in his outdoor studio, for the next twenty years. Although Munch never abandoned a deeply introspective approach to image-making, in his later works he expressed a new attachment to the visible world, adopting a fresh range of subjects and a looser, brighter painting style. The pictures of this period -- full of vivid color, evocative atmospheres, and visual drama -- are a revelation, casting new light on one of the most complex artists of the modern era
Winslow Homer and the critics : forging a national art in the 1870s by Margaret C Conrads( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winslow Homer's luminous watercolor seascapes and highly spirited portraits of children and outdoorsmen are some of the most recognizable and cherished works in the history of American art. This catalogue, published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition, examines his pictures from the 1870s, the least-studied period of this perennially popular American artist. Debunking the common myth that Homer worked in isolation, Margaret Conrads reveals him as a controversial artist who was an integral part of the dizzying New York art scene of the 1870s. Indeed, Homer was the American artist most frequently discussed by the press at this time - often with simultaneous commendation and vilification." "By viewing Homer's works of the 1870s through the lens of contemporaneous criticism, the author explains how and why the painter embodied the critics' high hopes for an art that expressed national values. She finds reflected in his vivid images an ongoing struggle to meet these expectations, even as he challenged and helped to redefine the artistic conventions governing American aesthetics." "This handsome volume is a remarkable record of an important period not only in Winslow Homer's career but also in the fascinating art world of late-nineteenth-century America."--Jacket
Monet in London by Grace Seiberling( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Henry Twachtman : an American impressionist by Lisa N Peters( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Twachtman was one of the most modern American painters of his day. A founding member of the Ten American Painters and an important teacher at the Art Students League, Twachtman combined European and American influences to create his own highly individual artistic style. Throughout his career, Twachtman won the approval of his fellow artists by challenging artistic conventions and experimenting with innovative subject matter. This catalogue is the first in-depth assessment of Twachtman's career. In an essay based on fresh research, Lisa N. Peters provides the definitive account of Twachtman's life as an artist. With an eye for the critical reception of his work, Peters constructs a narrative of Twachtman's artistic development, from his student days in Munich to his early death in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Accompanying the traveling exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art, this fully illustrated catalogue elegantly reveals the subtle delicacy of Twachtman's oeuvre."--Jacket
After Whistler : the artist and his influence on American painting by Linda Merrill( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and French and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This illustrated book - published to commemorate the centenary of the artist's death - addresses Whistler's extraordinary legacy and establishes his pivotal place in the history of American art." "After Whistler juxtaposes fourteen of the artist's most important works with an array of pictures by thirty-eight other American painters - including Henry Ossawa Tanner, William Merritt Chase, and John Singer Sargent - to demonstrate how Whistler's American contemporaries were affected by his techniques, color palette, compositions, and subject matter. The introduction to the book provides an overview of Whistler's association with American artists and the reception of his work in the United States. The essays that follow discuss Whistler's Venetian sojourn and its effect on the American artists who flocked to that city: his relationship with Philadelphia's art community; the Whistler Memorial Exhibition held in Boston in 1904; and much more." "This volume is essential reading anyone interested in American art and Whistler's role in it's history."--Jacket
Henri Cartier-Bresson : the modern century by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the most influential and beloved figures in the history of photography. Published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, this is the first major publication to make full use of the extensive holdings of the Fondation Cartier-Bresson--including thousands of prints and a vast resource of documents relating to the photographer's life and work. The heart of the book surveys Cartier-Bresson's career through 300 photographs divided into 12 chapters. A wide-ranging essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum, offers an entirely new understanding of Cartier-Bresson's extraordinary career and its overlapping contexts of journalism and art
Rings : five passions in world art by J. Carter Brown( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyous as well as heartbreaking aspects; Anguish, of loss, oppression, physical suffering, and death; Awe, of nature and the supernatural, including expressions of inwardness and spiritual transcendence; Triumph, the thrill of victory in religious, military, and athletic contexts; and Joy, in creation, in aesthetic, visual delight, in music, and in dance. The book juxtaposes works by famous European masters - such as Rembrandt, Titian, El Greco, Caravaggio, Van Gogh
A distanced land : the photographs of John Pfahl by John Pfahl( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herter Brothers : furniture and interiors for a gilded age( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book places the company firmly in its context, international as well as domestic, with an extensive discussion of the brothers' background and influences and an absorbing narrative of the furniture and decoration trade in New York City in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Also described is the superb work done by the firm for their fabulously wealthy patrons - a who's who of the Gilded Age, including J. Pierpont Morgan, William H. Vanderbilt, and Jay Gould - for whom the Herters created some of their most lavish furniture and complete interiors
John Marin's watercolors : a medium for modernism by Art Institute of Chicago( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First book to present the Art Institute of Chicago's impressive collection of American modernist John Marin's (1870-1953) works. He worked prolifically in watercolor, etching, and oil during a career that spanned more than 50 years. explores the artist's working method, his modernist vision as it developed through etching and into watercolor, and his intuitive investigation of the inherent properties of the medium to craft a new, avant-garde methodology. The works are organized chronologically and grouped according to the sites where they were painted, including New York City, France and the Tyrol, the Maine coastline, and the New Mexico desert
Art in Berlin, 1815-1989 by High Museum of Art( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and French and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of works showing the history of modern art in Berlin
Salvador Dalí : the late work by Salvador Dalí( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was one of the most famous and controversial artists of the twentieth century. Although he was prolific for more than sixty years--creating 1,200 oil paintings and countless drawings, sculptures, theatre and fashion designs, book illustrations, and writings--the nearly universal current critical judgment is that his work reached its zenith in the early 1930s, when he was affiliated with the Surrealist movement. The forty years of work executed after 1940--the bulk of his oeuvre--is often seen as repetitious, reactionary, and overly commercialized. Such criticisms mainly arose from his 1941 reinvention of himself as a "classicist," his embrace of Catholicism, and his support for General Franco--postures that distanced him from notions of modernism and the avant-garde
Impressionism : paintings collected by European museums by Ann Dumas( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspiring Impressionism : the Impressionists and the art of the past by High Museum of Art( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspiring Impressionism" explores links between Impressionists and the major European art-historical movements that came before them, demonstrating how often beneath the Impressionists' commitment to capturing contemporary life there lay a deep exploration of the art of the past. Presents Impressionist works by artists including Manet, Monet, Degas, Bazille, Cassatt, and Cezanne alongside those of Raphael, El Greco, Rubens, Velazquez, and others
Cecilia Beaux : American figure painter by Cecilia Beaux( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is the most comprehensive appraisal of Cecilia Beaux's talent in more than three decades. As such, it not only presents a range of the artist's strongest work but also offers a fresh understanding of her career by examining critical questions of gender, class, and the importance of place. The book accompanies a major exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta."--Jacket
Old masters, impressionists, and moderns : French masterworks from the State Pushkin Museum, Moscow by I. A Antonova( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exhibition itinerary, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston December 15, 2002-March 9, 2003. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, April 5-June 29, 2003, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, July 27-October 13, 2003."
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Norman Rockwell : pictures for the American people
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Andrew Wyeth : memory & magicThe Gates of paradise : Lorenzo Ghiberti's Renaissance masterpieceLeonardo da Vinci and the art of sculptureAfter The scream : the late paintings of Edvard MunchWinslow Homer and the critics : forging a national art in the 1870sJohn Henry Twachtman : an American impressionistAfter Whistler : the artist and his influence on American paintingHenri Cartier-Bresson : the modern century