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John La Farge

Adams, Henry

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ISBN 10: 0896596788 / ISBN 13: 9780896596788
Published by Abbeville, NY, 1987
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NEW BOOK and VG DJ with new Mylar protection. // The American renaissance man, and his work on stained glass is still a wonder today. Enjoy this book and it will enlighten your day. Front of DJ -- we just noticed -- has a spot where a sticker has been removed, and some finish is gone, though in the picture of Stained Glass, it is hardly noticeable. Bookseller Inventory # 100174

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Title: John La Farge

Publisher: Abbeville, NY

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Cloth Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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The catalogue of an exhibition at the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., July 10 - October 12, 1987, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, November 7, 1987 - January 3, 1988, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 24 - April 24, 1988. Six chapters discuss and illustrate aspects of La Farge's work: The Mind of John La Farge by Henry Adams with 45 illustrations; Nature and Art in the Painting of John La Farge by James L. Yarnall with 40 illustrations; John La Farge and the American Watercolor Movement: Art for the "Decorative Age" by Kathleen A. Foster with 29 illustrations; John La Farge: Pioneer of the American Mural Movement by H. Barbara Weinberg with 29 illustrations; Painting with Colored Light: The Stained Glass of John La Farge by Henry A. La Farge with 19 illustrations; and John La Farge: Aesthetician and Critic by Linnea H. Wren with 2 illustrations. 111 works appeared in the exhibition.

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La Farge, now nearly forgotten, was at one time considered among the most progressive 19th century American artists. His oil landscapes and watercolorsdirect studies from naturedecisively influenced Winslow Homer. His innovations in opalescent glass revitalized the art of stained glass with undreamt-of pictorial effects. An interior design for Trinity Church in Boston, with its floating Byzantine spaces, created a sensation. Muralist, book illustrator, art critic, travel writer, decoratorLa Farge combined all these roles. Yet most of his paintings look academic and stilted by modern standards, and his far-flung trips to the South Seas and Japan yielded only tame travel scenes. Combining nearly 200 illustrations with essays by scholars, this catalogue of a traveling exhibit includes photographs of his interiors for the Vanderbilt house in New York, civic buildings and churches.
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