This is quite a nice Whitney sampler, with works "selected by the curatorial staff of the Museum as representing the best of the Permanent Collection." Ninety-three artists are represented; the 130 works illustrated are largely familiar. Plates are beautiful, and accompanying essays by Sims, associate curator of the Permanent Collection, are concise and informative, placing the works historically and within each artist's oeuvre. Artists' biographies and brief bibliographies are at the back of the book, somewhat bland but otherwise fine. So why this nagging discontent? To this unreconstructed searcher for names of minority and women artists, there appears to be a remarkable lack of representation: one Japanese-American and seven women in the lot. Nevertheless, the book will be welcomed by most collections. Margot Karp, Pratt Inst. Lib., Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Book Description Whitney Museum of American Art. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0393022463 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1063898
Book Description Whitney Museum of American Art, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110393022463