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Museum Publications

  • Museum Exclusive
    Front cover of the book What Can Colors Do? Pages from the book What Can Colors Do?

    What Can Colors Do?

    $16.95
    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...
    $16.95
  • cover of the book "A Is For Art Museum" Interior of the book "A Is For Art Museum"

    A Is For Art Museum

    $12.95
    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...
    $12.95
  • Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies, front Pages from Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies

    Bruce Nauman: Contrapposto Studies

    $30.00
    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...
    $30.00
  • 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

    $40.00
    Carlos Basualdo (editor) 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...
    $40.00
  • Front cover of the book Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Pages from the book Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    $25.00
    Dutch earthenware has a universal reputation and is represented in the ceramic collections of the great museums. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has a comprehensive collection of Delft blue and white and polychrome earthenware. The collection contains a...
    $25.00
  • Front cover of the "Designs For Different Futures" Exhibition Catalog Interior of the "Designs For Different Futures" Exhibition Catalog

    Designs For Different Futures

    $40.00
    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...
    $40.00
  • Cover of the book "Drawn With Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur" Interior of the book "Drawn With Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur"

    Drawn With Spirit: Pennsylvania German Fraktur

    $54.00
    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...
    $54.00
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    Encounters with Modern Art

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    Encounters with Modern Art chronicles the formation of a distinguished collection of early 20th-century art through the reminiscences of Nannette F. Rothschild. Tales of extensive dealings and evolving friendships with artists, dealers, fellow...
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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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    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 "Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions Of Arcadia" Interior of the book "Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions Of Arcadia"

    Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions Of Arcadia

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    Editor: Joseph J. Rishel The notion of a golden age set in an earthly paradise has long kindled the human imagination. Virgil envisioned such a place of bucolic pleasures—erotic and unsullied, sometimes shadowed by blunted desires and doubts—in his...
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  • Cover of the book "Grace Kelly: Icon Of Style To Royal Bride" Interior of the book "Grace Kelly: Icon Of Style To Royal Bride"

    Grace Kelly: Icon Of Style To Royal Bride

    $25.00
    By H. Kristina Haugland One of the most admired women in the world, Grace Kelly (1929–1982) is remembered for her beauty, poise, and style. Her “fairy-tale” wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956 was one of the most celebrated of the century. To...
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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

    $65.00
    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 successive generations of...
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  • Front cover of the book Italian Master Drawings Pages from the book Italian Master Drawings

    Italian Master Drawings

    $32.00
    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,...
    $32.00
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    Front cover of the book Italian Renaissance Ceramics Pages from the book Italian Renaissance Ceramics

    Italian Renaissance Ceramics

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    More than ninety objects, painted in vibrant colors that have survived half a millennium with undiminished brilliance, are reproduced in color and in black and white. Together they represent the various shapes, ornamentation, ambitious compositions, and...
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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

    $45.00
    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...
    $45.00
  • Cover of the book Krishna's Earthly Paradise Pages from the book Krishna's Earthly Paradise

    Krishna's Earthly Paradise

    $10.00
    This elegant monograph was published on the occasion of the opening of the new galleries of South Asian art, October, 2016. Two shrine hangings, called pichhwais, and depicting scenes from the life of Krishna were a focal point of the new galleries...
    $10.00
  • Cover of the book "Leger: Modern Art And The Metropolis" Interior of the book "Leger: Modern Art And The Metropolis"

    Leger: Modern Art And The Metropolis

    $38.00
    Edited by Anna Vallye; With contributions by Christian Derouet, Maria Gough, et al. With his landmark 1919 painting The City, Fernand Léger (1881–1955) inaugurated a vitally experimental decade during which he and others redefined the practice of...
    $38.00
  • Long Light: Photography by David Lebe, front cover Pages from Long Light: Photography by David Lebe

    Long Light: Photography by David Lebe

    $35.00
    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,...
    $35.00
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    Cover of the book "Looking At Atget" Interior of the book "Looking At Atget"

    Looking At Atget

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    By Peter Barberie, with an essay on the photographic materials by Beth A. Price and Ken Sutherland Renowned for his alluring and provocative photographs of the monuments, interiors, streets, and people of Paris and its environs, Eugène Atget carefully...
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  • Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback) Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback)

    Marcel Duchamp: Étant Donnés (paperback)

    $45.00
    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

    $30.00
    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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  • 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

    $45.00
    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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    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 "Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography" Interior page of the book "Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography"

    Paul Strand: Master Of Modern Photography

    $60.00
    Peter Barberie (Editor), Amanda Bock (Editor), Martin Barnes (Contributor), Karen Beckman (Contributor), Tsitsi Jaji (Contributor), Maria Antonella Pelizzari (Contributor), Samantha Gainsburg (Contributor) Through his amazing variety of innovative...
    $60.00
  • Front of the book Philadelphia Museum Of Art Handbook Interior of the book Philadelphia Museum Of Art Handbook

    Philadelphia Museum Of Art Handbook

    $19.95
    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 book "Rembrandt And The Face Of Jesus" Interior of the book "Rembrandt And The Face Of Jesus"

    Rembrandt And The Face Of Jesus

    $35.00
    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...
    $35.00
  • Cover of the book "Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion" Interior of the book "Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion"

    Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion

    $39.95
    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 "Rodin Museum Catalog" Interior of the "Rodin Museum Catalog"

    Rodin Museum Catalog

    $19.95
    Jennifer A. Thompson (Author) The official guide to the Rodin Museum, complete with full-color photos, illustrations, and illuminating essays.
    $19.95
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    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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  • Cover of Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas Interior of Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

    Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas

    $45.00
    By Timothy Rub and Amanda Sroka 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...
    $45.00
  • 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

    $14.95
    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 "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

    $12.00
    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...
    $12.00
  • The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations, front of book The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations, pages from book

    The Art of the Peales: Adaptations and Innovations

    $65.00
    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...
    $65.00
  • 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

    $50.00
    Joseph J. Rishel (Author) with Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt This monumental book transcends geographic boundaries and explores the history of the confluence of styles, materials, and techniques among Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas from Columbus's...
    $50.00
  • Cover of the book "The Essential Duchamp" Interior of the book "The Essential Duchamp"

    The Essential Duchamp

    $29.95
    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...
    $29.95
  • Cover of the book "Thomas Eakins" Interior of the book "Thomas Eakins"

    Thomas Eakins

    $48.95
    Darrel Sewell (Editor) with essays by Kathleen A. Foster, Nica Gutman, William Innes Homer, et al. Thomas Eakins s one of the most fascinating and important personalities in the history of American art. His memorable and much-loved scenes of rowing,...
    $48.95
  • Cover of the book "Twentieth Century Painting And Sculpture" Cover of the book "Twentieth Century Painting And Sculpture"

    Twentieth Century Painting And Sculpture

    $12.00
    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...
    $12.00
  • Cover of the book Warren Rohrer Cover of the book Warren Rohrer

    Warren Rohrer

    $32.00
    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...
    $32.00
  • Cover of the book "Zaha Hadid: Form In Motion"

    Zaha Hadid: Form In Motion

    $12.00
    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 aspect of her career takes center stage for...
    $12.00