Taking a three-month stint as a playwright-in-residence at Colorado's Creedemore Historical Society, bumbling writer Steven Kearney is commissioned to write a play based on the town's history, but his efforts are complicated by a local land ...
Author: Ron McLarty
Publisher: Penguin Books
Taking a three-month stint as a playwright-in-residence at Colorado's Creedemore Historical Society, bumbling writer Steven Kearney is commissioned to write a play based on the town's history, but his efforts are complicated by a local land dispute.
The question of nationalism in art often turned into arguments about what was American about American art. Translated into Jewish terms, some artists neatly
straddled the nationalism-universalism issue by attributing their art to both
Author: Matthew Baigell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In this first book-length study of Jewish art in America, Matthew Baigell explores works from the early settlers of America to the present. It concentrates on exploring and examining Jewish subject matter employed by artists as they illustrated aspects of their religious and ethnic heritage and as they responded to major events over the decades, including the Great Migration, the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the founding of the State of Israel, as well as the dispersal of Jewish artists around the country and the rise of feminism and spiritualism in the late-twentieth century. Subjects include genre scenes of 'the Jewish street, ' religious and spiritual themes derived from the Bible and the Kabbalah, and images that record the artists' participation in and witnessing of major events in their lifetimes. The author also considers the often asked questions: Is there a Jewish art? and, Is there a single Jewish Experience?
The miniatures of Staigg are also among the most winning works of the sort
produced by our art. Among other excellent miniaturepainters of this period was
Miss Goodrich, of whose personal history less is known than of any other American ...
Author: S.G.W Benjamin
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Reproduction of the original: Art in America by S.G.W Benjamin
Art in America/Ron McLarty. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-670-01895-6 1. Authors—
Fiction. 2. Colorado—Fiction. 3. Water rights—Fiction. 4. Land tenure—Fiction. I.
Title. PS3613.C573A89 2008 813'.6—dc22 2007040454 Without limiting the
Author: Ron McLarty
"McLarty's storytelling skills shine in this ribald, riotously funny, but also poignant novel." —David Baldacci With his first two novels, Ron McLarty won acclaim for fashioning authentic characters that hook readers from the first page. With Art in America, McLarty has invented another unforgettable protagonist in one failed writer, Steven Kearney. Hired by the Creedemore Historical Society to write and direct a play about the rural Southern Colorado town, he unwittingly stumbles into a range war over property rights, a media circus, a diabolical plan that threatens the very safety of the town-and, with the help of a little romance, newfound self-confidence. With its sprawling cast of vivid characters and spellbinding pace, Art in America confirms Ron McLarty's enormous talent.
Rose's “ABC Art,” published in Art in America in 1965, set the new Minimal Art in
the double historical context of Malevich's Constructivism and Duchamp's
Dadaism. Rose was still in her twenties when she published this widely
discussed and ...
Publisher: Library of America
Experience the creative explosion that transformed American art, in the words of the artists, writers, and critics who were there: In the quarter century after the end of World War II, a new generation of painters, sculptors, and photographers transformed the face of American art and shifted the center of the art world from Paris to New York. Signaled by the triumph of abstraction and the ascendancy of painters such as Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning, and Kline, this revolution generated an exuberant and contentious body of writing without parallel in our cultural history. In the words of editor Jed Perl, “there has never been a period when the visual arts have been written about with more mongrel energy—with more unexpected mixtures of reportage, rhapsody, analysis, advocacy, editorializing, and philosophy.” Perl has gathered the best of this writing together for the first time, interwoven with fascinating headnotes that establish the historical background, the outsized personalities of the artists and critics, and the nature of the aesthetic battles that defined the era. Here are statements by the most significant artists, and major critical essays by Clement Greenberg, Susan Sontag, Hilton Kramer, and other influential figures. Here too is an electrifying array of responses by poets and novelists, reflecting the free interplay between different art forms: John Ashbery on Andy Warhol, James Agee on Helen Levitt, James Baldwin on Beauford Delaney, Truman Capote on Richard Avedon, Tennessee Williams on Hans Hofmann, Jack Kerouac on Robert Frank. The atmosphere of the time comes to vivid life in memoirs, diaries, and journalism by Peggy Guggenheim, Dwight Macdonald, Calvin Tomkins, and others. Lavishly illustrated with scores of black-and-white images and a 32-page color insert, this is a book that every art lover will treasure.
The other two essays in this volume are "Encaustic Painting and Revivals: A History of Discord and Discovery" by Danielle Rice and "Encaustic Painting as a Contemporary Paint Medium" by Richard Frumess.
Author: Gail Stavitsky
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Published in conjunction with an exhibition devoted to the encaustic medium, Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America examines a painting method first used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. The word "encaustic" derives from the Greek term "enkaustikos, " meaning "to burn in." The basic technique calls for dry pigments to be mixed with molten wax on a warm palette and applied to any ground or surface. A heat source is passed close to the surface, burning in and fusing the colors. Currently enjoying a widespread revival among painters, sculptors, and even printmakers, the encaustic medium's resurgence has been bolstered by the availability of commercially prepared paints and the availability of electrically heated equipment. In this lavishly illustrated volume, featuring more than too art works, Gail Stavitsky examines the twentieth-century encaustic renaissance. She discusses the work of such well-known artists as Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Lynda Benglis, and many others who have turned to this ancient medium to express their aesthetic, philosophical, and environmental concerns. The other two essays in this volume are "Encaustic Painting and Revivals: A History of Discord and Discovery" by Danielle Rice and "Encaustic Painting as a Contemporary Paint Medium" by Richard Frumess.
300 Years of Innovation Susan Davidson, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
Terra Foundation for American Art. Guggenheim MUSEUM TERRA MERRELL
FOUNDATION FOR AMERICAN ART LONDON • NEW YORK.
Author: Susan Davidson
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
Art in America is an introduction to the major movements in American art, from the Hudson River and Ashcan schools to Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. Divided chronologically into six chapters and covering the period from 1700 to the present day, it examines how the art of each era both reflected and contributed to the nation's complex visual narrative. A detailed introduction considers the paradoxes in American art, and six authoritative illustrated essays examine such subjects as the cultural impact of the American Civil War, and the global and national position of American art at the end of the twentieth century. Featuring a selection of beautifully reproduced iconic and little-known images, Art in America is an exploration of how the cultural, political, ethnic, economic, and natural landscape of America has shaped national identity and consciousness.
Author: Whitney Museum of American ArtPublish On: 1947
From an Exhibition of the Whitney Museum of American Art Whitney Museum of American Art. the Paris Indépendants . Its organizers were mostly modernists or
liberals , including many who had staged the Armory Show . Anyone who ...
Author: Cornelius Clarkson VermeulePublish On: 2007
... instructed at the coin- and medal - designing and die - cutting class in 1901-
1902 that opened at the National Academy under the direction of the Academy of
Design and the American Numismatic Society . ... 116 / Numismatic Art in America.
Author: Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
Category: Coins, American
Traces American coinage from its tentative beginnings in 1792 Philadelphia into the 21st century. Vermeule explores the artistic heritage and merits of each coin, and analyzes the influence of the popular arts upon coin design.
With an illustrated catalogue of the 75 objects in the show and essays on well-known collectors and collections of medieval art, this volume is an indispensable reference for the study of both American collecting and medieval art.
Author: Elizabeth Bradford Smith
Publisher: Palmer Museum of Art
This catalogue was published in 1996 to accompany an innovative exhibition, Medieval Art in America: Patterns of Collecting, 1800–1940, organized by the Frick Art Museum and the Palmer Museum of Art. With works of art borrowed from numerous prominent institutions—including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago—the exhibition focused not on the objects themselves but rather on the motivations and methods that led collectors to bring medieval art to America. The catalogue for the 1996 exhibition, now newly available to the public, enables readers to revisit the pioneering display of objects, ranging from ivory statues to stained glass. With an illustrated catalogue of the 75 objects in the show and essays on well-known collectors and collections of medieval art, this volume is an indispensable reference for the study of both American collecting and medieval art.
Fisty years ago the only foreign influence felt in the art of sculpture in the United
States , came from France and Italy , but it ... could conceive of , and covered at
every accessible point with carvings made with THE FINE ARTS IN AMERICA . 5.
This chronologically organized and comprehensive anthology of readings tells the whole story of art in America from 1900 to the present.
Author: Patricia Hills
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This chronologically organized and comprehensive anthology of readings tells the whole story of art in America from 1900 to the present. It focuses on the themes, issues, and controversies that occurred throughout the century—using selections that are contemporary with the art—by artists, critics, exhibition organizers, poets, politicians, and other writers on culture.Some recurring themes and issues include issues of identity; the changing nature of modernism and modernity; nationalism; art as individual or community expression; the nature of public art; and the role of criticism, censorship, and government intervention. Texts by well-known writers include Meyer Schapiro, Clement Greenberg, Michael Fried, Donald Kuspit, and Kate Linker.A guide for those interested in both the standard interpretations of American art and in alternative readings.