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Peabody Essex Museum

Works: 167 works in 363 publications in 4 languages and 13,590 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Catalogs  Periodicals  Pictorial works  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Organizer of meeting, his, Publisher, isb
Classifications: N6537.C66, 759.13
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Joseph Cornell : navigating the imagination by Joseph Cornell( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornell's lyrical compositions combine found materials in ways that reflect a very personal exploration of art and culture and that represent his belief in art as an uplifting voyage into the imagination
Geisha : beyond the painted smile( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a behind-the-scenes look at the life of the geisha and provides a comprehensive overview of geisha culture. There are contributions by many specialists on Japanese culture including Arthur Golden and Lisa Dalby
Shapeshifting : transformations in Native American art by Karen Kramer( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public perception of Native American art and culture has often been derived from misunderstandings and misinterpretations, and from images promulgated by popular culture. Typically, Native Americans are grouped as a whole and their art and culture considered part of the past rather than widely present. This work challenges these assumptions by focusing on the objects as art rather than cultural or anthropological artifacts and on the multivalent creativity of Native American artists. The approach highlights the inventive contemporaneity that existed in all periods and continues today. More than 75 works in a wide range of media and scale are organized into four thematic groups: changing, expanding the imagination; knowing, expressing worldview; locating, exploring identity and place; and voicing, engaging the individual. The result is a paradigm shift in understanding Native American art
Yin Yu Tang : the architecture and daily life of a Chinese house by Nancy Zeng Berliner( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911) a Chinese merchant named Huang built a house for his family in a small, remote village in the southeastern region of Huizhou in China's Anhui Province. He named the house Yin Yu Tang. For seven generations, members of the Huang family ate, slept, laughed, cried, married, and gave birth in the house. By the mid-1990s, the surviving Huang family members moved away leaving the house empty and abandoned. In 1997 the house was moved to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, and opened as a permanent exhibit. Yin Yu Tang provides a fascinating, in-depth look at Chinese domestic culture, architecture, craftsmanship, history, and the impact of these influences on individual lives. Nancy Berliner, one of the country's foremost experts on Chinese furniture and arts, takes the reader on a tour of this unique homestead providing detail on Yin Yu Tang's architecture, construction methods, decoration, furniture, and family heirlooms. She weaves a story of Chinese domestic life, culture, and the remarkable restoration and reconstruction at the Peabody Essex Museum in America
Uncommon legacies : Native American art from the Peabody Essex Museum by John R Grimes( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emperor's private paradise : treasures from the Forbidden City by Nancy Zeng Berliner( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, China's Forbidden City has captured the world's imagination. Yet the elegant, intimate Qianlong Garden - itself within a 'mini-Forbidden City' inside the Forbidden City - has remained sequestered from public view. This title gives an analysis of the garden, which is one of the most refined and elegant of imperial Chinese gardens
Gifts of the spirit : works by nineteenth-century & contemporary Native American artists by Peabody Essex Museum( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight to the boom : painting in India after independence : from the Peabody Essex Museum's Herwitz Collection by Susan S Bean( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A revolutionary art movement asserted itself in India between the declaration of independence at midnight on August 15, 1947, and the economic boom of the 1990s. This is the first in-depth study of the three generations of artists responsible for critical shifts in the development of India's modernist art.Their achievements and the country's unprecedented boom ushered India's modern and contemporary art into a new era of globalism, a soaring international market, and an explosion in the media and technologies of art. After independence, India's artists faced a particular artistic challenge: how to express the new nation's distinctive character while entering a global discourse focused on modernism's universal premises of experimentation and shared human values. In the absence of a dominant aesthetic, painters could turn where they wished and blend as they liked -- from Abstract Expressionism to Tantric spiritualism; from Rajasthani painting to changes in India's complex politics, religions, classes, and vernacular life. The contributors to this beautifully illustrated publication bring a deep knowledge of both India and modern and contemporary art: Susan S. Bean, Curator of South Asian and Korean Art at the Peabody Essex Museum; Homi K. Bhabha, Harvard University; Rebecca M. Brown, Johns Hopkins University; Beth Citron, Rubin Museum of Art; Ajay Sinha, Mount Holyoke College; and Karin Zitzewitz, Michigan State University."--Publisher's website
The American neptune by Peabody Museum of Salem( )

in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A quarterly journal of maritime history."
Turner & the sea by Christine Riding( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first publication to focus on J.M.W. Turner's lifelong fascination with the sea, from his Royal Academy debut in 1796, Fishermen at Sea, to his iconic maritime subjects of the 1830s and 1840s such as Staffa, Fingal's Cave. It places Turner and his work firmly in the broader field of maritime painting that flourished in nineteenth-century Britain, France, Germany, Holland, and America. The majority of the works illustrated here--paintings, watercolors, sketches, sketchbooks, and engravings--are by Turner, but there are also comparative works by some forty other artists including Winslow Homer, James McNeill Whistler, John Constable, Benjamin West, and Gustave Courbet. The book is organized thematically and chronologically, and the subjects range from "Contested Waters," which examines what was at stake for marine painting during the Napoleonic Wars, to "New Wave," an exploration of Turner's international and often surprising legacy for the art of the sea [Publisher description]
Fiery pool : the Maya and the mythic sea by Daniel Finamore( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maya art and hieroglyphs constitute one of the world's most fascinating, visually striking, and complex systems of expression. Most scholarly interpretations of Maya art and culture have emphasized that this ancient civilization was oriented toward inland centers and preoccupied with the blood of royal lineage and ritual sacrifice. Drawing on recent archaeological discoveries and developments in deciphering Maya glyphs, this volume presents a revisionist reading that shifts the emphasis of interpretation to the mythic power of the sea as the basis of a larger, deeper cultural narrative and history for the Maya." "Surrounded by the sea in all directions, the Maya viewed water as a source of both life and danger. Through the artworks presented - including acknowledged masterpieces and many never before exhibited in the United States - readers will gain a new appreciation for water's influence on Maya cosmology, its role in their interpretation of the supernatural, as well as its impact on Maya cross-cultural contacts, trading practices, and power dynamics. Essays by prominent scholars provide an interdisciplinary context for understanding Maya art as well as new interpretations of traditional iconography and symbolism."--Jacket
Georgia O'Keeffe : living modern by Wanda M Corn( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richly illustrated with images of her art and views of the two homes she designed and furnished in New Mexico, the book also includes never before published photographs of O'Keeffe's clothes. The author has attributed some of the most exquisite of these garments to O'Keeffe, a skilled seamstress who understood fabric and design, and who has become an icon in today's fashion world as much for her personal style as for her art. This fresh and carefully researched study brings O'Keeffe's style to life, illuminating how this beloved American artist purposefully proclaimed her modernity in the way she dressed and posed for photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz to Bruce Weber. This beautiful book accompanies the first museum exhibition to bring together photographs, clothes, and art to explore O'Keeffe's unified modernist aesthetic
American epics : Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood by Austen Barron Bailly( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This generously illustrated book explores the connections between Thomas Hart Benton's art and Hollywood movies from groundbreaking perspectives. Thomas Hart Benton was a thoroughly American artist. His regionally focused paintings and murals depicted everyday American life as well as the country's history. This volume focuses on one of the most American of Benton's associations: Hollywood. Not only did Benton create commissioned murals and portraits of film stars and movies, but he also developed a style that was highly theatrical and narrative. This volume is the first to collect all the works conceived by Benton for the film industry. It includes related ephemera, photographs, and documents of Benton at work, along with a series of thought-provoking essays that explore a diverse array of topics--from Benton's engagement with American identity from the 1920s to the 1960s, to parallels between Benton's use of Old Master methods and film production techniques. Fans of Thomas Hart Benton will find surprising insights into his career, while those fascinated by Hollywood history will discover how one of America's most revered artists shaped and was in turn influenced by the film industry
Man Ray / Lee Miller : partners in Surrealism by Phillip Prodger( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Surrealist artists Man Ray and Lee Miller lived together in Paris between 1929 and 1932, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Historically, Miller has been described as Ray's muse, but their brief, mercurial love affair was in fact a key source of mutual and sustained inspiration, resulting in some of the most powerful work of each artist's career. Bringing together unique and rarely seen photographs, paintings, sculpture, and drawings by Ray and Miller, as well as those of other renowned artists in their circle, including Picasso, Roland Penrose, Dora Maar, and Alexander Calder, this ... book tells the story of the tumultuous relationship between the two."--Jacket
Golden : Dutch and Flemish masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo collection by Frederik J Duparc( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden accompanies the first major exhibition in the United States of one of the finest private collections of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings in the world
Asia in Amsterdam : the culture of luxury in the Golden Age by Rijksmuseum (Netherlands)( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lavishly illustrated catalogue discusses the Asian luxury goods that were imported into the Netherlands during the 17th century and demonstrates the overwhelming impact these works of art had on Dutch life and art during the Golden Age. Written by a team of 30 international scholars, this volume presents seven essays and catalogue entries on 150 works of art, including Dutch and Asian paintings, textiles, ceramics, lacquer, furniture, silver, diamonds, and jewelry. From the Dutch settlements throughout Asia--including Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, and Japan--Dutch maritime traders brought an astonishing range of luxuries back to the Netherlands. Dutch consumers were enthralled with these foreign goods, which brought new colors, patterns, and textures to their interiors and wardrobes. As seen in the book's many illustrations, Dutch artists also found inspiration in these objects and incorporated them into portraits, genre scenes, and particularly still-life paintings. Dutch artists and craftspeople also adapted distinctly Asian technologies, such as porcelain and lacquer, to create new works of art inspired by Asia. This catalogue weaves together the complex stories of these diverse works of art and presents fascinating portraits of the dynamic cities of Amsterdam and Batavia (Jakarta)--the Dutch trade center in Asia during the 17th century"--
Yankee India : American commercial and cultural encounters with India in the age of sail, 1784-1860 by Susan S Bean( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painted with thread : the art of American embroidery by Paula Bradstreet Richter( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Frank W. Benson : American impressionist by Frank Weston Benson( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impressionists on the water by Christopher Lloyd( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unprecedented new book celebrating the Impressionist themes of water and boats including works by the movement's most renowned artists, such as Manet and Monet, Renoir and Seurat. Plein-air painting allowed the Impressionists to capture a vibrant outdoor world with startling immediacy; and water, boats, and all things nautical provided natural fodder for these artists, many of whom were sailors and yachtsman themselves. This unprecedented new volume, coinciding with a major exhibition organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, traces the history of these delightful, light-infused water scenes within the social context of the latter nineteenth century. A new and expansive exploration of Impressionist themes of water and boating, this catalogue examines the changing depictions of water from pre-Impressionism (Corot, Daubigny) through Impressionism (Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Caillebotte) to neo- and post-Impressionism (Cézanne, Seurat, Signac). Throughout, connections to contemporary life, such as the literature of Zola and Maupassant and the growing use of boats as leisure craft at yacht clubs and locales such as the famously depicted Argenteuil, clarify the social and cultural implications of the nautical themes embraced by the Impressionists. This handsomely designed book will be a welcome addition to the libraries of water-farers everywhere and will appeal to scholars and connoisseurs of one of the most beloved periods of art history."--Publisher's website
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Geisha : beyond the painted smileYin Yu Tang : the architecture and daily life of a Chinese houseUncommon legacies : Native American art from the Peabody Essex MuseumThe emperor's private paradise : treasures from the Forbidden CityGifts of the spirit : works by nineteenth-century & contemporary Native American artistsFiery pool : the Maya and the mythic seaMan Ray / Lee Miller : partners in SurrealismGolden : Dutch and Flemish masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo collectionYankee India : American commercial and cultural encounters with India in the age of sail, 1784-1860