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Stephanie L. Herdrich, H. Barbara Weinberg, "American Drawings and Watercolors"

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Stephanie L. Herdrich, H. Barbara Weinberg, "American Drawings and Watercolors"
2000 | ISBN: 0870999524 | English | PDF | 44 pages | 68 MB

The celebrated expatriate painter John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) and his heirs enjoyed a cordial relationship with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In consequence, the museum has an unparalleled collection of Sargent's works, in particular his drawings and watercolors, which are all presented in this comprehensive volume. …

Collectif, "American Art Posters of the 1890s"

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Collectif, "American Art Posters of the 1890s"

Collectif, "American Art Posters of the 1890s"
1987 | ISBN: 08709995014 | English | PDF | 199 pages | 35.6 MB

In 1893 a poster advertising the April issue of Harper's Monthly Magazine appeared in newsstands and bookshops throughout the United States. The subject matter was unlike that of French posters of the period; this poster was modest and the style restrained. It was unlike other American posters because the product advertised was not so much commercial as it was intellectual. Despite this quiet beginning, the Harper's poster started a revolution in the history of American poster-making. …

Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"

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Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"

Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"
2005 | ISBN: 0300107129 | English | PDF | 140 pages | 18.3 MB

Known for the elegance and complexity of their decorative art, Marquesan artists were described by Paul Gauguin as possessing "an unheard of sense of decoration" in all they created. The extraordinary ways in which Marquesans adorned their world are reflected in virtually every type of object they made and used—from sacred figures of gods and ancestors to items that were purely functional. Long admired by artists, writers, and scholars, the art and culture of the Marquesas Islands have until recently been unfamiliar to larger audiences. …