American Art: Challenging Traditional Interpretations: Selections from the Per..

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American Art: Challenging Traditional Interpretations: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Dee, David; Francey, Mary F.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts
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Notes: Fine 8 1/2" x 11" perfectbound softcover in silver pictorial wraps, black, white, and orange lettering to cover and spine, some minor shelf wear to bottom edge, else clean, bright, tightly bound, and unmarked throughout. 94 pp. replete with full-color images of select paintings, photographs, sculptures, and prints in the American Art collection at the Utah Museum of Fine Art. Includes Acknowledgements and essay by Curator of American Art Mary F. Francey, an Introduction by Executive Director David Dee, a Bibliography, and Selected Works being a short but scholarly, accessible, and thoughtful critique of each included piece accompanied by an image of the work, ownership, dimensions, and Museum number. This book presents the artwork of 65 of history's most celebrated American artists including Romare Bearden, Maynard Dixon, Audrey Flack, Viola Frey, Robert Rauschenberg, Wayne Thiebaud, and John Singer Sargent. Rather than organizing the artists alphabetically, or chronologically, this book, while not expressly comparing, places contrasting and complimentary pieces on facing pages: Josef Albers' green squares beside the Robert Marigold imperfect yellow circle, Berenice Abbott's black-and-white photo facing a Reginald Marsh gravure lithograph, tonalist Thomas Cole against the muted palette of ceramicist Stephen De Staebler, Gene Davis' Washington Color School striped Jasmine Sidewinder in conversation with Frank Stella's abstract geometric line Quathlamba, Luis Alfonso Jimenez beside Elizabeth Catlett. A fascinating study in themes and contradictions in American Art history. Heavy and oversized items may require additional shipping.