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American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art
     

American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art

by John Wilmerding, J. Carter Brown (Foreword by)
 

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Enlarged to accommodate museum acquisitions from the 1980s, this revised edition serves as both a beautifully packaged promotional piece for the National Gallery and a concise survey of American art history. In his introductory essay, Wilmerding explores the collecting history of this relatively young museum and explains how individual works fit into an art historical framework. While this introduction ranges over the collection, covering drawings, watercolors, sculpture, photography, and prints, the body of the book includes only paintings. Seventy-five masterpieces, beginning with a colonial portrait by Benjamin West and concluding with an Abstract Expressionist canvas by Robert Motherwell, are illustrated by handsome color plates. Short biographies of the artists represented appear as an addendum. Great for browsing.-- Kathleen Eagen Johnson, Historic Hudson Valley, Tarrytown, N.Y.

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ISBN-13:
9780517093108
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/22/1993
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
10.63(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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