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AMERICAN LANDMARKS: THE LIGHTHOUSE
By Amy Handy
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Defining the precarious border between land and sea, lighthouses are legendary monuments throughout America's coastal regions and have captured the imaginations of artists, poets, and dreamers for ages. This volume traces the architectural and technological evolution of these proud sentinels with alluring images and rich text.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA
Retail Price $16.95
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LEGACY OF NORMAN ROCKWELL, THE
By Ben Sonder
10 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. (270 x 365mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. 120 illustrations. Norman Rockwell was an illustrator of tremendous ingenuity and energy. This loving chronicle of Rockwell's life and work follows his career from his first assignment as art director at "Boy's Life" through his association with "The Saturday Evening Post" - for which he produced over 300 covers - through his later, more socially conscious work for "Look" magazine in the 1960s and 1970s. This volume is a celebration of the life and work of America's most beloved artist, illuminated by 120 stunning reproductions of his paintings that range from his earliest illustrations to his final works.

Category: ARTISTS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS
Retail Price $24.95
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HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL
By Bert D. Yaeger
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 70 illustrations. During a period of roughly fifty years (1825-1875) an artistic movement developed in America that was based in Romanticism and inspired by the wild areas in the vicinity of New York's Hudson River. This first native school of American landscape painting included among its leading artists Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, and Thomas Doughty as well as, later, looking westwood, Frederic Church, Thomas Moran, and Albert Bierstadt. The story of this movement and the masters who created sweeping scenes of the New World in all its pristine grandeur is detailed here, accompanied by a portfolio of 70 full-color reproductions.

Category: ART MOVEMENTS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ART
Keywords: ART, ART MOVEMENTS, AMERICANA
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HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL
By Bert D. Yaeger
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Paperback. 70 illustrations. During a period of roughly fifty years (1825-1875) an artistic movement developed in America that was based in Romanticism and inspired by the wild areas in the vicinity of New York's Hudson River. This first native school of American landscape painting included among its leading artists Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, and Thomas Doughty as well as, later, looking westwood, Frederic Church, Thomas Moran, and Albert Bierstadt. The story of this movement and the masters who created sweeping scenes of the New World in all its pristine grandeur is detailed here, accompanied by a portfolio of 70 full-color reproductions.

Category: AMERICAN ART, AMERICANA, ART, ART MOVEMENTS
Keywords: ART, ART MOVEMENTS, AMERICANA
Retail Price $9.95
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MIAMI: TRENDS & TRADITIONS
By Beth Dunlop
11 X 11 in. 240 pages. Hardcover. Over 160 full-color photographs.This handsome volume documents the pioneering architecture and spectacular interiors of Miami, exploring the great architectural treasures of this exciting metropolis. Well-known landmarks are featured along with less famous houses by such young architects as Teofilo Victoria, Jorge Hernandez, and Carlos Zapata. This exceptional book traces the history of Miami's architecture-drawn from a rich mix of sources and theatrical inspirations--and looks at the role and influence of private houses in creating the larger sense of the city. It is an ode both to the important works of the past and to the exemplary architecture of the present.

Category: AMERICANA, TRAVEL
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AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
By Crystal A Britton
8 5/8 x 12 1/8 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 illustrations. Though the first African American artists were slaves, they brought with them ancient artistic traditions and an aesthetic unique to their African origins. Wood carving, pottery making, and architecture were just a few of the skills they practiced. After the Civil War a new class of African American artist - craftsmen, painters, sculptors, photographers - was born, and their influence led to a development in Black art that lasts to this day. This volume is a visual celebration of African American art from its beginnings in Colonial America up to the present. From the early folk art to contemporary prints, paintings, and sculptures, here is the remarkable fruit of America's black artistic heritage.

Category: ART MOVEMENTS, ART HISTORY, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ART
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CIVIL WAR IN ART, THE
By Doranne Jacobson
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. 96 illustrations. The American Civil War - the most cataclysmic event ever to occur on this nation's soil - engendered many complex and passionate feeelings that were captured by artists who worked in the midst of the conflict to render images of war in sketches, paintings, and photographs. They traveled with the armies, depicting soldiers as well as civilians at the front, documenting the leaders, encampments, and battlefields of the North and the South. The works of great photographers such as Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as painters and illustrators such as Winslow Homer, Edwin Forbes, and many others are represented here by 96 full color and archival images.

Category: AMERICANA, ART, AMERICAN ART, ART HISTORY, MILITARY HISTORY
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ADAMS, ANSEL: THE SPIRIT OF WILD PLACES
By Eric Peter Nash
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. 97 illustrations. Here is an enthusiastic survey of Ansel Adams' varied career - from commercial photographer to avant-garde modernist and finally standard bearer of "pure" photography. His well-known photographs of America's national parks - featured in this volume - are remarkable for their timeless celebration of the nation's unblemished landscape. Ansel Adams was an artist and conservationist, a visionary and pragmatist. His work is a permanent record of America's wild beauty, achieved by a man whose own nature was as immutable as the earth he loved.

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY, ARTISTS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS
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ADAMS, ANSEL: THE SPIRIT OF WILD PLACES - PAPERBACK
By Eric Peter Nash
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 144 pages. Paperback. 97 illustrations. Here is an enthusiastic survey of Ansel Adams' varied career - from commercial photographer to avant-garde modernist and finally standard bearer of "pure" photography. His well-known photographs of America's national parks - featured in this volume - are remarkable for their timeless celebration of the nation's unblemished landscape. Ansel Adams was an artist and conservationist, a visionary and pragmatist. His work is a permanent record of America's wild beauty, achieved by a man whose own nature was as immutable as the earth he loved.

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY, ARTISTS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS
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WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD
By Eric Peter Nash
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 70 illustrations. Frank Lloyd Wright was the avator of American Architecture. His highly original aesthetic and singular philosophy placed him, during his lifetime, in the forefront of modern architecture and resulted in a doctrine for American building design that continues to this day. This volume is a spirited introduction to the designs of an architectural master, showcasing his public and private work from the early Prairie Houses to the splendid S.C.Johnson buildings and the controversial Guggenheim Museum, all illustrated with 70 full-color photographs.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS, AMERICAN ART, ALL TITLES, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Keywords: ARCHITECTURE, BUILDINGS, ARCHITECT
Retail Price $12.95
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