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Merrill, Linda 1959-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 99 publications in 3 languages and 4,762 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Trials, litigation, etc  Catalogs  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Linda Merrill
Freer : a legacy of art by Thomas Lawton( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and German and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Lang Freer, whose original gift to the nation in 1906 formed the basis of a singular collection of Asian art, realized in his collection a link between East and West matched only in James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room. On the occasion of the opening of the renovated Freer galleries at the Smithsonian, this book is a celebration of the man. It is part biography and part catalog, detailing both the development of a connoisseur and the creation of a collection. Numerous color illustrations give just a hint of the extraordinary scope of the galleries, truly a national treasure
A pot of paint : aesthetics on trial in Whistler v Ruskin by Linda Merrill( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Pot of Paint reconstructs the lost transcript and revisits the highly contested issues surrounding one of the most celebrated trials in the history of art. A libel suit brought in the London courts by American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler against John Ruskin, England's most powerful art critic, the trial was essentially a debate of aesthetic theory conducted at a critical hour in the evolution of modern art. After viewing an 1877 exhibition that included some of Whistler's most abstract works, Ruskin declared in print that the artist had flung "a pot of paint in the public's face." He called Whistler a "coxcomb" and said that it was the height of "cockney impudence" to ask two hundred guineas for a painting such as Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket. The dispute was fully covered in the popular press. Using those newspaper accounts, as well as letters, legal papers, Ruskin's instructions to his counsel, and Whistler's later rendition of events in The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, Linda Merrill reveals the deeply held, contrary aesthetic ideals of the two parties, and shows that, in many ways, the real litigants in Whistler v. Ruskin were traditional, representational art and art that tended toward abstraction. During eighteen months of pretrial delays and two days of testimony from Whistler and several well-known figures in the art world, London debated the value and the meaning of art. A Pot of Paint retrieves these debates for a society that continues to argue the merits of innovation in art and the place of art in the modern world
After Whistler : the artist and his influence on American painting by Linda Merrill( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and French and held by 587 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
The Peacock Room : a cultural biography by Linda Merrill( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En gennemgang af Smithsonian Institutions Peacock Room, indrettet af J.A.M. Whistler (1834-1903)
With kindest regards : the correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903 by Charles Lang Freer( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterworks of American painting and sculpture from the Smith College Museum of Art by Smith College( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Masterworks of American Painting and Sculpture provides a beautifully illustrated survey of American art from about 1733 to the 1990s. It is edited by Linda Muehlig, Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Smith College Museum of Art, who has also provided a history of the collection. The essays about key works were written by Muehlig and a group of Smith College alumnae and former associates of the Museum with distinguished careers as art historians and curators, among them Betsy B. Jones, Patricia Junker, Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser, Deborah Chotner, Elizabeth C. Evans-Iliesiu, and Cynda L. Benson."--Jacket
An ideal country : paintings by Dwight William Tryon in the Freer Gallery of Art by Linda Merrill( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing America : teachers resource book by Linda Merrill( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nation's artistic heritage - our paintings, sculpture, architecture, fine crafts, and photography - offers unique insights into the character, ideals, and aspirations of our country. Picturing America, a far-reaching new program from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association, brings this vital heritage to all Americans. By bringing high-quality reproductions of notable American art into public and private schools, libraries, and communities, Picturing America gives participants the opportunity to learn about our nation's history and culture in a fresh and engaging way. The program uses art as a catalyst for the study of America - the cultural, political, and historical threads woven into our nation's fabric over time. Collectively, the masterpieces in Picturing America, used in conjunction with the Teachers Resource Book and program Web site, help students experience the humanity of history and enhance the teaching and understanding of America's past."--National Endowment for the Humanites
The princess and the peacocks or, The story of the Room by Linda Merrill( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess in a portrait by the famous American painter, James McNeill Whistler, tells how he transforms the dreary room where she hangs in his wealthy patron's house in London into the spectacular Peacock Room
Palaces of art : Whistler and the art worlds of aestheticism by D.C.) Palaces of art : Whistler and the art worlds of aestheticism (Washington( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Tex : World War II memoir of Justin Truett Hunt, USNR by Justin Truett Hunt( Book )

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

Dwight William Tryon 1849-1925 : [exhibition] May 1-September 5, 1999, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts by Dwight William Tryon( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing America : teachers resource book by Linda Merrill( Book )

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

The diffusion of aesthetic taste : Whistler and the popularization of aestheticism, 1875-1885 by Linda Merrill( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diffusion of aesthetic taste : Whistler and the popularization of aestheticism, 1875-1885 by Linda Merrill( )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pot of paint : Whistler v. Ruskin by Linda Merrill( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dwight William Tryon : paintings, pastels, drawings by Linda Merrill( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

68 POTATO RECIPES by Linda Merrill( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost symphony : Whistler and the perfection of art by James McNeill Whistler( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sittin' and a grinnin' : a collection of works from members of Cowboy Poets of Idaho( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Freer : a legacy of art
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English (87)

German (1)

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After Whistler : the artist and his influence on American paintingThe Peacock Room : a cultural biographyWith kindest regards : the correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903Masterworks of American painting and sculpture from the Smith College Museum of ArtThe princess and the peacocks or, The story of the RoomLt. Tex : World War II memoir of Justin Truett Hunt, USNR