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American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: Works by Artists Born Before 1816 (Volume 1)

Detroit Institute of Arts;Black, Mary;Shaw, Nancy Rivard;Founders Society

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ISBN 10: 1555950442 / ISBN 13: 9781555950446
Published by Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, Vermont, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Crisp, clean, as new book. Pristine inside and out with no names or writing and no tears or chips to jacket which has not been price-clipped and looks most handsome in brand new mylar. Book is oversized at 9-1/1"x12-1/4" and has 340 pages. Includes 79 gorgeous large color plates and 109 black and white illustrations. Covers nearly 200 works by almost 100 artists. Much text. Bookseller Inventory # 22047AT

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Title: American Paintings in the Detroit Institute ...

Publisher: Hudson Hills Press, Manchester, Vermont, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Showcases great collection of American painting; Library Journal Starred review.

From Library Journal:

Despite its matter-of-fact title and awkward arrangement, this is a work of superior and often fascinating scholarship. The Detroit Institute of Arts' founding mission in the 1880s was to gather a strong collection of the art being produced by the numerous great American painters born in the 19th century. After nearly 120 years of acquisitions, its paintings place it among the first tier of American art museums. Each of the 96 paintings by 53 artists in this catalog is reproduced in color and accompanied by a lucid, learned essay giving artistic and historic contexts, along with a solid biography of the painter. A significant portion of the contents cover artists documented in few other sources, among them several talented women who have now sadly passed into obscurity. The institute also boasts a handful of unsurpassably lovely Winslow Homers, three of George Innes's best canvases, some noted Whistlers, and Frederic Church's best landscape. Although the book is too comprehensive for many public libraries outside the Detroit region, the excellent writing and high standards of documentation make it a compendium of exceptional utility to larger art collections.?Douglas F. Smith, Oakland P.L.
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