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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Works: 175 works in 386 publications in 1 language and 20,456 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Periodicals  Catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Art 
Roles: Publisher, isb, Other
Classifications: N6505, 709.73
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American art( )

in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Civil War and American art by Eleanor Jones Harvey( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American Civil War was arguably the first modern war. Its grim reality, captured through the new medium of photography, was laid bare. American artists could not approach the conflict with the conventions of European history painting, which glamorized the hero on the battlefield. Instead, many artists found ways to weave the war into works of art that considered the human narrative--the daily experiences of soldiers, slaves, and families left behind. Artists and writers wrestled with the ambiguity and anxiety of the Civil War and used landscape imagery to give voice to their misgivings as well as their hopes for themselves and the nation. This important book looks at the range of artwork created before, during, and following the war, in the years between 1859 and 1876. Author Eleanor Jones Harvey examines the implications of the war on landscape and genre painting, history painting, and photography, as represented in some of the greatest masterpieces of 19th-century American art. The book features extensive quotations from men and women alive during the war years, alongside text by literary figures including Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman, among many others."
Aaron Douglas : African American modernist by Susan Elizabeth Earle( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In paintings, murals, and book illustrations, Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) produced the most powerful visual legacy of the Harlem Renaissance, prompting the philosopher and writer Alain Locke to dub him the "father of Black American art." Douglas's role, as well as that of the Harlem Renaissance in general, in the evolution of American modernism deserves close scholarly attention - attention it finally receives in this illustrated book on his life and work. Its authors argue that Douglas's work opened doors for African American artists in Harlem and beyond, and that it invited a dialogue with modernism that put African American life, labor, and freedom, along with African traditions and motifs, at its center. New information emerges from these pages, reflecting the rich interchange between the visual arts, music, dance, literature, and politics that shaped Douglas's work and also defined the Harlem Renaissance."--Jacket
African American masters : highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Gwen Everett( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tour of the art of the Harlem Renaissance and beyond features such works as Roy DeCarava's photograph "Graduation," work by the sculptor Augusta Savage, and a 1966 photograph of Muhammad Ali
Telling stories : Norman Rockwell from the collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg by Virginia M Mecklenburg( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rockwell was a master humorist with an infallible sense of the dramatic moment. His single-image scenarios represented climatic moments that implied prior and succeeding events in ongoing plots. The authors trace Rockwell's career, explores his fascination with Hollywood, and draw parallels between Rockwell's subjects and those of Hollywood directors, including Lucas and Spielberg
Color as field : American painting, 1950-1975 by Karen Wilkin( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Color Field painting, which emerged in the United States in the 1950s, is based on radiant, uninflected hues. Exemplified by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, and Frank Stella, among others, these stunningly beautiful and impressively scaled paintings constitute one of the crowning achievements of postwar American abstract art. Color as Field offers a long-overdue reevaluation of this important aspect of American abstract painting." "The authors examine how Color Field painting rejects the gestural, layers, and hyperemotional approach typical of Willem de Kooning and his followers, yet at the same time develops and expands ideas about all-overness and the primacy of color posited by the work of other members of the Abstract Expressionist generation, such as Adolph Gottlieb, Hans Hofmann, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko." "From the fresh historical standpoint of the twenty-first century, this reassessment ranges across the artists' individual approaches and their commonalities and poses the reconsideration of the legacy of Color Field painting."--Jacket
Arte latino : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Jonathan Yorba( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws from the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum to present color reproductions of over fifty paintings, sculptures, textiles, and other artworks by Latino artists from the United States and Puerto Rico, each with a description and information about the artist
Kindred spirits : Asher B. Durand and the American landscape by Linda S Ferber( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young America : childhood in 19th-century art and culture by Claire Perry( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era of both optimism and anxiety about the nation's future, Americans in the nineteenth century focused attention on the cultivation and education of children as future citizens. Contemporary portrayals of children - in fine paintings, popular prints, illustrated primers, and advertisements - helped to shape cultural expectations: pictures of hardy country boys, intent schoolchildren, and little girls practicing embroidery were examples of the ways model Americans should look and behave. At the same time, images showing street urchins, young slaves, or children at work in factories reflected troubling conflicts in society. This appealing book explores representations of children in relation to the currents of American culture, including urbanization, immigration, separate spheres of the genders, and the nation's professed devotion to egalitarianism. A generous selection of illustrations includes well-loved works by such artists as Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson, as well as fascinating archival images. With engaging depictions of children from varied economic, racial, and geographic backgrounds, Young America opens a new window on the life and culture of the United States during a century of vast change and growth
Lure of the West : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Smithsonian American Art Museum( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lure of the West includes portraits of Native Americans by George Catlin, western subjects by Frederic Remington and Albert Bierstadt, and works from the Taos School
1934 : a New Deal for artists by Ann Prentice Wagner( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wegman : funney/strange by Joan Simon( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of William Wegman and how he transposes images of daily life to reflect both beauty and absurdity
Framing the West : the survey photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first major publication on O'Sullivan in more than 30 years, this book offers a new aesthetic and formal interpretation of O'Sullivan's photographs and assesses his influence on the larger photographic canon
Richard Estes' realism by Patterson Sims( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Estes (b. 1932) is one of the most celebrated adopters of photorealism; his paintings are characterized by painstaking detail that mimics the clarity and accuracy of photographs. Estes' most famous canvases from the 1970s depict New York's urban landscape, and his manner of painting reflections in a multitude of metal and glass surfaces displays astounding technical skill. In his subsequent career, Estes has continued to demonstrate his superlative ability to show complex plays of light and shadow in Maine seascapes, views of Venetian lagoons, and night time street scenes. Accompanying Estes' first solo exhibition of paintings in the United States in over two decades, 'Richard Estes' Realism' surveys fifty years of his work and places him within the historical narrative of realist painting. The authors explore the ongoing modernist dialogue between camera and canvas, and discuss the situation of Estes' work at the crossroads of painting and photography. Over fifty full-page plates showcase the amazing precision of Estes' paintings, and a thorough chronology and bibliography provide an enlightening account of his life. This handsome book offers a lavish presentation of Estes' spellbinding body of work that attests to his enduring artistic impact
To make a world : George Ault and 1940s America by Alexander Nemerov( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American painter usually associated with the Precisionist movement, George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) created works that provide a unique window on to the uncertainty and despair of the Second World War. This book features nearly twenty of Ault's paintings alongside those of his contemporaries, including Edward Hopper, and Andrew Wyeth
Contemporary folk art : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Tom Patterson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring contemporary folk art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this volume honors a host of painters and sculptors, including S.L. Jones, Jon Serl, Rev. Howard Finster, Josephus Farmer, Albina Felski, and Alexander Maldonado
What's it all mean : William T. Wiley in retrospect by Joann Moser( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This retrospective, which features 88 works from the 1960s to the present, is the first full-scale look at Wiley's long career and explores important themes and ideas expressed in his work
Modernism & abstraction : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum by Miranda McClintic( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book follows two threads that are interwoven through twentieth-century art. One explores the primal desires and inner spirit as a source of inspiration; the other responds to the increasing importance of technology and the quicker pace of its cycles. In modernist works of the twentieth century, the technological and the spiritual meet in works that are intense and symbolic."--From the foreword
John Alexander : a retrospective by Jane Livingston( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents a retrospective of the drawings and paintings of the artist John Alexander from the late 1970s to the present day through more than 100 images, three essays, a chronology, an exhibition history, and a bibliography"--Provided by publisher
Christo and Jeanne-Claude : remembering the Running fence by Brian O'Doherty( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The dynamic partnership of Christo and Jeanne-Claude spans more than four decades, and their enormous outdoor art installations are known the world over ... from 1972 to 1976, Christo and Jeanne-Claude conceived, planned, and created the Running Fence, an eighteen-foot-high white nylon fence that stretched more than twenty-four miles across Marin and Sonoma counties in northern California. ... It was a landmark event in contemporary art. [book title] revisits the ephemeral splendor of this remarkable outdoor installation and celebrates the Smithsonian American Art Museum's recent acquisition of the complete documentation exhibition for Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-1976, an archive of more than 350 individual items, including fifty original preparatory works by Christo, a sixty-eight-foot-long scale model, more than 240 documentary photographs by Wolfgang Volz and Gianfranco Gorgoni, and fence materials from the original installation."--Inside cover
 
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American Art Museum

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African American masters : highlights from the Smithsonian American Art MuseumTelling stories : Norman Rockwell from the collections of George Lucas and Steven SpielbergColor as field : American painting, 1950-1975Arte latino : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art MuseumKindred spirits : Asher B. Durand and the American landscapeYoung America : childhood in 19th-century art and cultureLure of the West : treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum1934 : a New Deal for artists