American Paintings (MFA Highlights)

Author: Janet Comey, Elliot Davis, Karen Quinn, Ellen Roberts
Publisher: MFA Publications
Keywords: highlights, paintings, american
Pages: 288
Published: 2003-09-02
Language: English
Category: Museum Exhibition Catalogs, Arts & Photography,
ISBN-10: 0878466606     ISBN-13: 9780878466603
Binding: Paperback
List Price: 19.95 USD
  • Rating: 80%
New Series MFA Highlights presents the best of the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in a new series of accessible, uniform paperback volumes. The aim of the series is threefold: to highlight the main holdings of the MFA's permanent collections in handsome, affordable editions; to provide an informed, readable overview of various segments of art, for use by students, visitors, and scholars; and, over time, to create a library that will act as a general tour of world art. The first two titles in the series are American Painting and Arts of Egypt, to be followed by volumes on Musical Instruments, Photography, European Painting and Sculpture, European Decorative Arts, Contemporary Art, Textiles, Prints and Drawings, Modern Design, and the arts of China, Japan, Africa, India, and the Islamic world. The look of these books is modern, but the content is timeless. Each book is approximately 250 pages, fully illustrated in color, bound in a uniform paperback format, and priced below $20.00. American Paintings features over 100 masterworks dating from 1670 to 1960 from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The aritsts featured range from Copley, Whistler, Cassatt, and Sargent to Hopper, Marin, Gorky, and Pollock. Divided according to chronology and genre, each of the book's fifteen sections begins with a thematic introduction, followed by short discussions of individual paintings. Certain introductions narrate a history of American painting--from the earliest years of the British colonies to the mid-20th century, touching on such focal points as the American Revolution, westward expansion, the Civil War, and the two World Wars--while others more specifically discuss genres such as history painting, folk painting, portraiture, and still life. The narrative touches on broader themes as well, such as the American artists' relationship with European art, the establishment of indigenous painting styles, the role of patronage in American art, and the question of provincial vs. "high" art. Rich in both visual and textual content, American Paintings is a valuable and enjoyable resource for both the museum visitor and the general reader.

Download Data provided by OpenISBN Project and others:
Please note the links above are not download links for the ebook of "American Paintings (MFA Highlights)"
You can search on LeatherBound to download or purchase an ebook.

Searching Book Reviews...