A Clearing in the Distance : Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century
by Witold Rybcznski
Hardcover - 416 pages (June 1999)
Scribner; ISBN: 0684824639
Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is best remembered today as a landscape designer, well known for his plans for New York's Central Park and Prospect Park, the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and the campus of Stanford University, among other noteworthy sites. Click For More.
by Sherman E. Lee
Hardcover - 576 pages 5th edition (March 1994)
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810934140
This extensively-illustrated, comprehensive survey history of ALL of Far Eastern art -- from 5000 B.C. to A.D. 1860 -- follows a chronological, geographical/cultural, medium organization throughout.
Hardcover - 224 pages illustrate edition (April 1999)
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300079273
In his lifetime Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres was called "a bourgeois little elephant," but posterity remembers him more kindly as an exemplary renderer of early haute couture. As Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art salutes Ingres in a major exhibition of his sumptuous, splendidly detailed works, art critic Brian Sewell goes beyond the creak of corsets to revel in Ingres's skills as a fastidious recorder of mid-19th-century status and fashion.
Hardcover - 464 pages (May 1999)
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810943786
Author John Russell knew Pierre Matisse (1900-1989) personally, and after his death was invited to work in the legendary art dealer's archives. Among the treasure-trove of material was 34 years' worth of correspondence between Matisse and his father, the legendary French painter Henri Matisse (1869-1954). Russell's stately narrative draws on those letters, as well as Pierre's correspondence with the artists he represented (most notably Joan Miró, Balthus, Alberto Giacometti, and Jean Dubuffet). It reveals a remarkable intimacy between father and son, despite the fact that Pierre made his career in New York, while the elder Matisse resided in France. Click For More.
Hardcover - 400 pages 1 Ed edition (April 1998)
Fromm Intl; ISBN: 0880641908
Geraldine Norman, the English cultural reporter and author, has written a scholarly page-turner about the political intrigue, murders, royal indiscretions, property seizures, heroic preservation efforts, wartime crises, obscenely prodigal spending, and equally obscene fiscal cutbacks that have shaped the long history of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Click For More.
by James R. Mellow
Hardcover - 600 pages (May 1999)
Basic Books; ISBN: 046509077X
"You can't write anything but lies about the past," Walker Evans once said to explain why he would never write a memoir. Still, the photographer was fond of recounting stories about his life and his photographs to friends and acquaintances. Veteran biographer James Mellow started with the stories then mined a wealth of letters, personal papers, and photographs to create this definitive biography of the photographer whose iconic images of mid-century rural America helped usher in the era of modern photography. --Jordana Moskowitz
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