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HARVEY, Eleanor Jones

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ISBN 10: 1904832326 / ISBN 13: 9781904832324
Published by Smithsonian Art Institution in association with D. Giles Limited (2006), Washington DC, 2006
Condition: Near fine Hardcover
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4to. Publisher's cloth in original dust jacket. Near fine with some minor scratches at rear panel of dust jacket. Otherwise clean and bright. Illustrated in color throughout with images of art works and photographs. Bookseller Inventory # 16116

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Publisher: Smithsonian Art Institution in association with D. Giles Limited (2006), Washington DC

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near fine

Dust Jacket Condition: near fine

Edition: First Edition.

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At the heart of this beautiful volume is a remarkable collection of paintings amassed in the late 1980s by Texans Hugh and Marie Halff. The works range from Ernest Lawson’s celebration of modern urbanism in his Flatiron Building (1906-07), to the exoticism of Harry Siddons Mowbray’s Two Women (1893-96), and the harmonious plein-air geometry of Theodore Robinson’s The Anchorage,Cos Cob(1894). The Halff’s collection spans the period in American art known as The Gilded Age’, when Ruskin’s credo of truth to nature’ gave way to Whistler’s rallying cry of art for art’s sake’.

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Eleanor Jones Harvey is the Chief Curator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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