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    Dreaming in Black and White Dreaming in Black and White

    Dreaming in Black and White

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    Julien Levy (1906–1981) was one of the most influential proponents of photography and Surrealism during the second quarter of the twentieth century. In his gallery, which operated from 1931 to 1949, Levy hosted the first New York exhibition devoted to...
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    Adventures in Modern Art C K Williams  II Adventures in Modern Art C K Williams  II

    Adventures in Modern Art C K Williams II

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    This fully illustrated catalogue features entries on more than one  hundred significant works by artists including Stieglitz Circle painters Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, and Arthur Dove;  Precisionists Charles Demuth, Ralston...
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    Thomas Chimes Adventures in Pataphysics Thomas Chimes Adventures in Pataphysics

    Thomas Chimes Adventures in Pataphysics

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    Thomas Chimes (b. 1921) was one of Philadelphia’s most important artists. Tracing the stylistic evolution of Chimes’s idiosyncratic art, this handsome book presents a long-overdue survey of his remarkable five-decade career: canvases combining landscape...
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    The Arts in Latin America 1492-1820 The Arts in Latin America 1492-1820

    The Arts in Latin America 1492-1820

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    By the end of the 16th century, Europe, Africa, and Asia were connected to North and South America via a vast network of complex trade routes. This led, in turn, to dynamic cultural exchanges between these continents and a proliferation of diverse...
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    Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne

    Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne

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    These “Metaphysical "works began around 1912, with a series of 8 Ariadne paintings in which the artist depicted a reclining statue of the Princess of Greek mythology in an empty, sun-drenched piazza. According to the legend, Ariadne was abandoned by her...
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  • Cezanne and Beyond Paperback Cezanne and Beyond Paperback

    Cezanne and Beyond Paperback

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    With essays by Roberta Bernstein, Yve-Alain Bois, Jean-François Chevrier, John Elderfield, John Golding, Christopher Green, Jennie Hirsh, Joop M. Joosten, Anabelle Kienle, Albert Kostenevich, Carolyn Lanchner, Mark D. Mitchell, Joseph J. Rishel,...
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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Highlights Philadelphia Museum of Art Highlights

    Philadelphia Museum of Art Highlights

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    Featuring over five hundred masterpieces from around the world, this revised and expanded guide is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This updated version of the museum's handbook presents more...
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    20th Century Painting and Sculpture 20th Century Painting and Sculpture

    20th Century Painting and Sculpture

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     By Rachel Arauz, Ann Temkin, Anne D'Hamoncourt, 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 collection,...
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    The Arts of Hon'ami Koetsu The Arts of Hon'ami Koetsu

    The Arts of Hon'ami Koetsu

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    Hon’ami Kōetsu, calligrapher, potter, and lacquerware designer, was born into a merchant family specializing in the polishing and connoisseurship of swords. Known as one of the Three Brushes of the Kan’ei Era (1624–1643), Kōetsu began his study of...
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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas Philadelphia Museum of Art Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

    Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

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    In a sustained exploration of the possibilities of abstraction, Sean Scully (b. 1945) has created a rich body of work throughout his 50-year career. Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas sets his entire output within a detailed biographical framework, closely...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Designs For Different Futures Philadelphia Museum of Art Designs For Different Futures

    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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    Off The Wall: American Art To Wear 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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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Art Of China: Highlights From The Philadelphia Museum Of Art Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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    Philadelphia Museum of Art The Essential Duchamp Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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  • Cy Twombly: Fifty Days At Iliam 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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    Philadelphia Museum of Art The Enchanted World Of German Romantic Prints: 1770 - 1850 Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback) Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Marcel Duchamp: Étant donnés: Manual Of Instructions Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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    Philadelphia Museum of Art An Eakins Masterpiece Restored: Seeing The Gross Clinic Anew Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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  •  Drawn With Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur  Drawn With Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur

    Drawn With Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur

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    By Lisa Minardi, with an interview by Ann Percy Among the most beloved forms of American folk art, fraktur is a Germanic tradition of decorated manuscripts and printed documents noted for its use of bold colors and whimsical motifs. This publication...
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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Rodin Museum Catalog Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Paris Through The Window: Marc Chagall And His Circle Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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    Philadelphia Museum of Art Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art A Is For Art Museum Philadelphia Museum of Art 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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