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    River of Forms Giuseppe Penones Drawings River of Forms Giuseppe Penones Drawings

    River of Forms: Giuseppe Penone's Drawings

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    This exhibition publication is available with 3 different covers. 2 of the 3 are exclusive to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Only the covers vary; the interior content for all 3 covers is the same.  A groundbreaking look at the drawings of Giuseppe...
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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Matisse in the 1930s Philadelphia Museum of Art Matisse in the 1930s

    Matisse in the 1930s

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    The first in-depth examination of Matisse’s work in the 1930s, a key decade of creative innovation and renewal for this celebrated artist.In 1930, as Henri Matisse (1869–1954) embarked on The Dance, a monumental mural commissioned by the...
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  • Fragile Demon Juan Soriano in Mexico, 1935 to 1950 Fragile Demon Juan Soriano in Mexico, 1935 to 1950

    Fragile Demon Juan Soriano in Mexico, 1935 to 1950

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    One of Mexico's most important modern artists, Juan Soriano (1920?2006) served as a link between the nationalist imagery of the Mexican muralists and the experimental vanguard of the 1950s and 1960s known as "La Ruptura". This fascinating book, which...
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  • Martine Syms Neural Swamp Martine Syms Neural Swamp

    Martine Syms: Neural Swamp

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    Martine Syms’s Neural Swamp is an immersive installation that reflects the artist’s ongoing research into machine systems that erase or exploit Black bodies, voices, and narratives. This multichannel video presentation, created using AI technologies,...
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    George Inness in Italy Bulletin George Inness in Italy Bulletin

    George Inness in Italy Bulletin

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    A canonical figure in American painting, George Inness (1825-1894) is widely admired as the pioneer of the landscape aesthetic known as Tonalism, which is distinguished by soft focus and diaphanous layers of paint.  This the first book about the...
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    Michael Snow Photo Centric Bulletin Michael Snow Photo Centric Bulletin

    Michael Snow Photo Centric Bulletin

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    Michael Snow Photo-Centric focuses on a selection of the artist's photographic work from 1962 to the present. The book considers Snow's interest in late modernism's self-reflexivity and, specifically, his exploration of how the mechanics of photography...
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    Bruce Nauman Topological Gardens Installation View Bruce Nauman Topological Gardens Installation View

    Bruce Nauman Topological Gardens Installation View

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    Published on the occasion of the exhibition Notations/Bruce Nauman: Days and Giorni, Philadelphia Museum of Art, November21, 2009-April 4, 2010 Bruce Nauman: Topological Gardens, the official U.S. representation at the 53rd International Art...
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    Hands of Rodin A Tribute to B Gerald Cantor Hands of Rodin A Tribute to B Gerald Cantor

    Hands of Rodin A Tribute to B. Gerald Cantor

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    This small pamphlet includes a short biography of Auguste Rodin, several short essays on hands and their function in Rodin's sculpture and a chronology of Rodin's life.  It is a perfect introduction to the current exhibition on display at the Rodin...
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    Rodin Museum Handbook revised Rodin Museum Handbook revised

    Rodin Museum Handbook revised

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    This book is a simple, easy-to-use commentary on nearly all the works on view in the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia.  It is written with the precision of one who is completely steeped in a great knowledge of Rodin. Originally compiled in 1969 and...
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    Mexico and Modern Printmaking paper Mexico and Modern Printmaking paper

    Mexico & Modern Printmaking paper

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    Edited by John Ittmann with contributions by Innis Howe Shoemaker, James M. Wechsler, and Lyle W. Williams' Mexico witnessed an exciting revival of printmaking alongside its better-known public mural program in the decades after the 1910–20 revolution...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Richard Benson The World Is Smarter Than You Are Philadelphia Museum of Art Richard Benson The World Is Smarter Than You Are

    Richard Benson: The World Is Smarter Than You Are

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    A wide-ranging retrospective that reveals a master printer’s own photographs to be technically brilliant work of remarkable breadth and complexity.This book presents the first in-depth survey of photographs by Richard Benson (1943–2017), who...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Jasper Johns Mind/Mirror Philadelphia Museum of Art Jasper Johns Mind/Mirror

    Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror

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    Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is one of the most influential artists living today . Over the past 65 years, he has produced a radical and varied body of work marked by constant reinvention. Inspired by the artist’s long-standing fascination with mirroring and...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Mad For Modernism Earl Horter And His Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art Mad For Modernism Earl Horter And His Collection

    Mad For Modernism: Earl Horter And His Collection

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    For the first time since 1931, the modern art collection of Philadelphia artist and collector Earl Horter has been reassembled. This great collection included some of the greatest works by the most renowned and respected figures in Modern Art. However,...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Michelangelo Pistoletto From One to Many, 1956 - 1974 Philadelphia Museum of Art Michelangelo Pistoletto From One to Many, 1956 - 1974

    Michelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, 1956 - 1974

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    One of Europe’s most influential contemporary artists, Michelangelo Pistoletto (born 1933) has persistently investigated and expanded the role of the spectator in art since the 1950s through painting, sculpture, and performance. His present...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Rookwood Pottery at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art Rookwood Pottery at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Rookwood Pottery at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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    The Rookwood Pottery was probably the most famous company making art pottery in the United States in the late nineteenth century into the twentieth century, achieving an international reputation and consistently promoting artistic innovation. Proud that...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Italian Master Drawings Philadelphia Museum of Art Italian Master Drawings

    Italian Master Drawings

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    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is fortunate to have a collection of Italian drawings that encompasses a broad sweep of Italy’s art history, from the Renaissance to Futurism to the contemporary, and includes works by such famed artists as Batoni,...
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    Warren Rohrer Warren Rohrer

    Warren Rohrer

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    This text accompanies the first museum survey of the mature work of Warren Rohrer, one of the premiere abstract artists to work in Philadelphia in the 20th century, bringing together 32 large-scale paintings from the years 1972 to 1993. This selection...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art What Can Colors Do? Philadelphia Museum of Art What Can Colors Do?

    What Can Colors Do?

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    There's a rainbow of ways to think about colors. Colors pop and shine.  Cool colors make us shiver, while warm colors heat us up. They can even express our moods, from feeling blue to being tickled pink. What Can Colors Do? introduces children to...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art The Peale Family Creation of A Legacy 1770-1870 Philadelphia Museum of Art The Peale Family Creation of A Legacy 1770-1870

    The Peale Family: Creation of A Legacy: 1770-1870

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    Artist and prominent early American Charles Willson Peale  (1741-1827) willed his passions to his equally remarkable children, nieces, and nephew. This engaging pictorial study reveals in-depth these two generations of artists, naturalists, and...
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     The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations  The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations

    The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations

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    Active from the late 1700s through the early twentieth century, the Peale family was America’s first artistic dynasty. This overview of the art of the Peales presents more than 160 works in a variety of media from the renowned collection of the...
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     Pontormo, Bronzino and  the Medici  Pontormo, Bronzino and  the Medici

    Pontormo, Bronzino and the Medici

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    This book accompanied an exhibition of the same name held at the  Philadelphia Museum of Art upon the completion of conservation of  Pontormo's famous portrait of Duke Alessandro de' Medici. Centering on that painting and Agnolo Bronzino's...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Long Light: Photography by David Lebe Philadelphia Museum of Art Long Light: Photography by David Lebe

    Long Light: Photography by David Lebe

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    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s David Lebe (b. 1948) pushed the boundaries of photography, creating nuanced and visually complex images using innovative techniques. Often enhancing his prints with hand-coloring, Lebe made experimental pinhole photographs,...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies Philadelphia Museum of Art Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies

    Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies

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    This important publication offers the  first in-depth exploration of contemporary artist Bruce Nauman's  monumental works Contrapposto Studies, I through VII and Contrapposto  Studies, i through vii of 2015/2016. The book surveys Nauman's...
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    Front cover of the "Designs For Different Futures" Exhibition Catalog Interior of the "Designs For Different Futures" Exhibition Catalog

    Designs For Different Futures

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    Designs for Different Futures records the concrete ideas and abstract dreams of designers, artists, academics, and scientists exploring how design might reframe our futures, socially, ethically, and aesthetically. Encompassing nearly one hundred...
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    Front cover of the book "Off The Wall: American Art To Wear" Interior page of the book "Off The Wall: American Art To Wear"

    Off The Wall: American Art To Wear

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    Edited by Dilys E. Blum with essays by Dilys E. Blum and Mary Schoeser, and a contribution by Julie Schafler Dale This is the first publication to consider art to wear, also known as wearable art, as a discrete American movement that mirrored the...
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    Interior of the book "Art Of China: Highlights From The Philadelphia Museum Of Art"

    Art Of China: Highlights From The Philadelphia Museum Of Art

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    By Hiromi Kinoshita This richly illustrated catalogue of highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s wide-ranging collection of Chinese art, spanning antiquity to the present day, includes such gems as Ming gold vessels and imperial court robes, a...
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    Cover of the book "The Essential Duchamp" Interior of the book "The Essential Duchamp"

    The Essential Duchamp

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    Matthew Affron (Author) With contributions by Cécile Debray, Alexander Kauffman, Michael R. Taylor, and John Vick This book offers an engaging and accessible introduction to one of the twentieth century’s greatest and most enigmatic artists, Marcel...
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  • Cover of the book "Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam" Title page of the book "Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam"

    Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam

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    Edited by Carlos Basualdo with essays by Carlos Basualdo, Olena Chervonik, Richard Fletcher, Emily Greenwood, and Nicola Del Roscio This revelatory publication provides a comprehensive and multifaceted account of Cy Twombly’s masterpiece Fifty Days at...
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    Cover of the book "The Enchanted World Of German Romantic Prints: 1770 - 1850" Interior page of the book "The Enchanted World Of German Romantic Prints: 1770 - 1850"

    The Enchanted World Of German Romantic Prints: 1770 - 1850

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    John Ittmann (Editor), Cordula Grewe (Editorial Consultant) From the 1770s through the 1840s, German, Austrian, and Swiss artists used the medium of printmaking to create works that synthesized poetry, literature, music, and the visual arts in new and...
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    Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback) Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback)

    Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback)

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    Michael R. Taylor (Author) with essays by Andrew Lins, Melissa S. Meighan, and Beth A. Price, Ken Sutherland, Scott Homolka, and Elena Torok In his early thirties, Marcel Duchamp convinced everyone that he had abandoned making art in favor of playing...
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    Cover of book Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés: Manual Of Instructions Interior of book Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés: Manual Of Instructions

    Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés: Manual Of Instructions

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    Out of print for a number of years, this facsimile of Marcel Duchamp’s Manual of Instructions was prepared by the artist for the disassembly of Étant donnés in his New York studio and its reassembly at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. First published more...
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    Cover of the book "An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew" Interior page of the book "An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew"

    An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew

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    Kathleen A. Foster (Author) and Mark Tucker (Author) Thomas Eakins is acknowledged as one of the preeminent American painters of the 19th century. As a young artist in 1875 he prepared a monumental painting for the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia...
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  • Cover of the book "Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano" Interior of the book "Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano"

    Ink And Gold: Art Of The Kano

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    By Felice Fischer and Kyoko Kinoshita The Kano lineage of painters—the most important in Japan—was established in the late fifteenth century by Kano Masanobu (1434–1530) and continued for nearly 400 years. Originally limited to...
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  • Front of the book Philadelphia Museum Of Art Handbook Interior of the book Philadelphia Museum Of Art Handbook

    Philadelphia Museum Of Art Handbook

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    With an introduction by Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer The Philadelphia Museum of Art. This fully updated and beautifully redesigned handbook is the essential guide to the encyclopedic collections of the...
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    Cover of the "Rodin Museum Catalog" Interior of the "Rodin Museum Catalog"

    Rodin Museum Catalog

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    Jennifer A. Thompson (Author) The official guide to the Rodin Museum, complete with full-color photos, illustrations, and illuminating essays.
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    Cover of the book "Shipwreck!: Winslow Homer And The Life Line" Interior of the book "Shipwreck!: Winslow Homer And The Life Line"

    Shipwreck!: Winslow Homer And The Life Line

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    Kathleen A. Foster (Author) The Life Line, a thrilling scene of rescue on stormy seas, firmly established Winslow Homer (1836–1910) as one of the leading American painters of his day, and one of the foremost maritime artists of all time. Combining a...
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    Cover of the book "Full Spectrum: Prints From The Brandywine Workshop" Interior of the book "Full Spectrum: Prints From The Brandywine Workshop"

    Full Spectrum: Prints From The Brandywine Workshop

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    By Ruth Fine and Shelley R. Langdale Since its founding in 1972, the Brandywine Workshop has become an internationally recognized center for printmaking and a vital part of the Philadelphia community. In 2009 the workshop donated one hundred prints to...
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    Zaha Hadid: Form In Motion Zaha Hadid: Form In Motion

    Zaha Hadid: Form In Motion

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    By Kathryn Hiesinger and Patrik Schumacher Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid, known internationally for her radically innovative buildings, has designed furniture and objects since the beginning of her professional practice. This lesser-known...
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  • Cover of the book "Rembrandt And The Face Of Jesus" Interior of the book "Rembrandt And The Face Of Jesus"

    Rembrandt And The Face Of Jesus

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    Mark S. Tucker (Author), Lloyd DeWitt (Editor), Seymour Slive (Preface), Blaise Ducos (Contributor), Franziska Gottwald (Contributor), George Keyes (Contributor), Shelley Perlove (Contributor), Larry Silver (Contributor), Ken Sutherland...
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    Cover of the book "Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle" Interior of the book "Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle"

    Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle

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    By Michael R. Taylor This scholarly catalogue provides an engaging analysis of Chagall’s life and career in the early decades of the twentieth century. Featured throughout are the paintings and works on paper that the artist created during these years,...
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    Cover of the book "Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion" Interior of the book "Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion"

    Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion

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    By Dilys E. Blum Italian couturier Roberto Capucci (born 1930) is revered by contemporary fashion designers for his innovative silhouettes and masterful use of color and materials. Capucci refers to his creations as "studies in form" and draws...
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  • Cover of the book "Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts Of Bengal" Interior of the book "Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts Of Bengal"

    Kantha: The Embroidered Quilts Of Bengal

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    Darielle Mason (Author) with essays by Pika Ghosh, Katherine Hacker, Darielle Mason, Anne Peranteau, and Niaz Zaman This first book-length study on kantha published outside of South Asia focuses on two premier collections.  One assembled by the...
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  • Cover of the book "The Art Of Japanese Craft: 1875 To The Present" Back of the book "The Art Of Japanese Craft: 1875 To The Present"

    The Art Of Japanese Craft: 1875 To The Present

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    Felice Fischer (Author) From Japan’s first forays onto the international stage of world’s fairs in the late nineteenth century to the dynamic creativity of the 1920s and 1930s, and from the heady post–World War II period to the present day, Japanese...
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  • cover of the book "A Is For Art Museum" Interior of the book "A Is For Art Museum"

    A Is For Art Museum

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    By Katy Friedland and Marla K. Shoemaker An art museum is a magical place. What will you find inside? This playful primer features 37 full-color illustrations of paintings, sculpture, tapestries, prints, photographs, and installations from the...
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    Cover of the book "Ike Taiga And Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters Of The Brush" Interior of the book "Ike Taiga And Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters Of The Brush"

    Ike Taiga And Tokuyama Gyokuran: Japanese Masters Of The Brush

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    By Felice Fischer, with Kyoko Kinoshita; with essays by Jonathan Chaves, Sadako Ohki, and Shimatani Hiroyuki Ike Taiga (1723–1776) and his wife, Tokuyama Gyokuran (1727–1784), were preeminent artists in eighteenth-century Japan. This landmark book—the...
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    Cover of the book "Twentieth Century Painting And Sculpture" Cover of the book "Twentieth Century Painting And Sculpture"

    Twentieth Century Painting And Sculpture

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    Rachel Arauz (Author), Ann Temkin(Author), Anne D'Hamoncourt(Author), et al. Featuring pivotal works of twentieth-century painting and sculpture, this book handsomely illustrates a selection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s outstanding modern art...
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    Cover of the book "Gabriel Orozco: Photogravity" Interior of the book "Gabriel Orozco: Photogravity"

    Gabriel Orozco: Photogravity

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    By Ann Temkin, Gabriel Orozco and David Sylvester In 1993 Gabriel Orozco removed a lengthwise section of a Citroën DS and reconnected the two sides, making the car’s fleet form look lighter yet. Orozco continues his experimentations with perceptions of...
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    Cover of the book "The Arts In Latin America: 1492 - 1820" Interior of the book "The Arts In Latin America: 1492 - 1820"

    The Arts In Latin America: 1492 - 1820

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    Edited by Joseph J. Rishel and Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt with essays by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Clara Bargellini, Dilys E. Blum, Elizabeth Hill Boone, Marcus Burke, Mitchell A. Codding, Thomas B. F. Cummins, Cristina Esteras Martín, M. Concepción García...
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    Cover / slipcase of book The 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book: A Facsimile Cover / slipcase and book The 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book: A Facsimile

    The 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book: A Facsimile

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    By Alexandra  Alevizatos  Kirtley In 1772, a group of Philadelphia artisans published Prices of Cabinet and Chair Work, a 36-page booklet listing furniture forms, retail prices, and journeymen's wages. Rediscovered in 2003, the single surviving...
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