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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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AMERICAN FOLK ART
By William C Ketchum Jr.
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. Over 150 illustrations. Since the time of the earliest settlers, Americans have been expressing their individuality through the embellishment of everyday objects. From furniture and kitchen utensils to weathervances and shop signs, folk art has come to be synonymous with the art of inclusion. Such classics as whirligigs, ship models, and carousel animals fill these pages, as well as toys, scrimshaw, pottery, and quilts. Illustrated with over 150 full-color photographs, this celebration of American craftsmanship and decorative style is a must for any collector.

Category: ART HISTORY, ART COLLECTIONS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ART
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AMERICAN FOLK ART - PAPERBACK
By William C Ketchum Jr.
9 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 144 pages. Paperback. Over 150 illustrations. Since the time of the earliest settlers, Americans have been expressing their individuality through the embellishment of everyday objects. From furniture and kitchen utensils to weathervances and shop signs, folk art has come to be synonymous with the art of inclusion. Such classics as whirligigs, ship models, and carousel animals fill these pages, as well as toys, scrimshaw, pottery, and quilts. Illustrated with over 150 full-color photographs, this celebration of American craftsmanship and decorative style is a must for any collector.

Category: ART, AMERICAN ART, ART COLLECTIONS, AMERICANA, ART HISTORY
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ART OF STAINED AND DECORATIVE GLASS, THE
By Elizabeth Wylie
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Stained glass has always occupied a special place in the popular imagination. The translucent, radiant quality of the medium produces an aesthetic experience entirely different from that of any other art form. From the Middle Ages through modern times, from cathedrals to office buildings, stained glass has been used throughout the centuries to infuse spaces with awe-inspiring light. With over 90 full-color photographs and fine art reproductions, this volume presents beautiful examples of stained glass artistry - from ancient jewelry to modern-day Tiffany lamps - to form a pictorial tapestry fo the special role of stained glass in art and architecture throughout the ages.

Category: RELIGION, ART HISTORY, ART COLLECTIONS, ART
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ART OF THE GOLDEN WEST, THE
By William C Ketchum Jr.
8 5/8 x 12 1/8 in (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. This pictorial history of frontier towns, cowboys, Indians, and breathtaking natural beauty is a tribute to the rugged breed of artists who tamed the Old West on canvas. Shortly after the 1803-1806 expedition of Lewis and Clark, George Catlin was one of the first artists to journey to see the new land. He was followed over time by Karl Bodmer, Thomas Moran, Alfred Bierstadt, and George Caleb Bingham who traveled west to record the wild, unsettled vistas beyond the Mississippi. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell began their work, completing the artistic documentation of the Golden West. This volume reveals the lives and spirits of these artists whose work is represented by 106 full-color reproductions.

Category: ART HISTORY, ART COLLECTIONS, ART, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ART
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CHILDREN IN ART
By Janice Anderson
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Children make one of the most attractive themes in Western art, and there are few more satisfying images than the innocence, joy, and often, mischief of childhood captured for all time by some of the world's greatest painters. The pictures in this beautiful book feature children at court, children in religion, at play, growing up, and in the family circle. Many wonderfully alive and attractive studies are presented, representing the work of such artists as Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, Velasquez, Van Dyke, Goya, Sargent, Picasso, and many more. The artworks of these painters are reproduced in over 100 full-color illustrations.

Category: GENERAL INTEREST, ART HISTORY, ART COLLECTIONS, 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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GREAT ARTISTS OF THE WORLD
By Larissa Branin
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Certain artists of the past stand out among their contemporaries: they were prodigies who broke new ground and set unprecedented standards in terms both of their artistic skills and intellectual vision. Here is a tribute to such virtuosos as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Van Gogh, and Picasso. Biographical and historical essays of sixty master artists, along with 100 full-color reproductions, give insight into their works and contributions to art history.

Category: ART, ARTISTS, ART COLLECTIONS, ART HISTORY
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GREAT ARTISTS OF THE WORLD - PAPERBACK
By Larissa Branin
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Paperback. Over 100 illustrations. Certain artists of the past stand out among their contemporaries: they were prodigies who broke new ground and set unprecedented standards in terms both of their artistic skills and intellectual vision. Here is a tribute to such virtuosos as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Van Gogh, and Picasso. Biographical and historical essays of sixty master artists, along with 100 full-color reproductions, give insight into their works and contributions to art history.

Category: ART, ARTISTS, ART COLLECTIONS, ART HISTORY
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GREAT MASTERPIECES OF THE WORLD
By Irene Korn
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. One of the important factors that define the masterpiece throughout history includes its rank in the heart of the cultural achievement of its day. Also to be considered is the excellence of its execution in comparison to other works in the same medium, and frequently, yet not surprising from this distance in time, its age and historical resonance. Here is a thoughtful and concise history of art from the beginnings of recorded civilization to the twentieth century, presenting essential works of art from across the world, both East and West, accompanied by over 100 full-color illustrations.

Category: ART, ARTISTS, ART COLLECTIONS, ART HISTORY
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