American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876

American Paintings in the Brooklyn Museum: Artists Born by 1876

by Teresa A. Carbone, Barbara Dayer Gallati, Linda S. Ferber
     
 

Winner of the College Art Association Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award 2006 and the Association of Art Museum Curators Outstanding Catalogue Based on a Permanent Collection 2006, this 2-volume catalogue is remarkable for its scope, depth, and quality. The inclusion of a critical 2-part introduction on the history of the founding and growth of the collection sets this

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Winner of the College Art Association Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Award 2006 and the Association of Art Museum Curators Outstanding Catalogue Based on a Permanent Collection 2006, this 2-volume catalogue is remarkable for its scope, depth, and quality. The inclusion of a critical 2-part introduction on the history of the founding and growth of the collection sets this catalogue above many publications that have merely provided standardized information on artists and individual objects, without a larger context. This catalogue will become a milestone in the study of American painting.

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Library Journal
This handsome two-volume set by curators Carbone and Barbara Dayer Gallati and Linda S. Ferber (vice-president & director, Museum at the New York Historical Soc.; coauthor, Homer: Illustrating America) chronicles the beginnings of the Brooklyn Museum. The nearly 700 paintings represented are by 340 artists, among them John Singer Sargent, Maurice Prendergast, and Mary Cassatt. Volume 1 provides background information on the museum's founding; a chronology of curators and directors who helped shape its growth; and 160 full-page, full-color plates that are followed by an extensive catalog of artists' biographies, black-and-white reproductions, interpretative essays, painting dimensions, source of acquisition, and, where possible, plate number. There are also technical notes that further examine the condition of the painting and a list of where the work has been exhibited. Volume 2 contains a guide to technical notes, a glossary of technical terms, and an index. Readable and comprehensive in scope, these volumes make a valuable reference source for anyone interested in American art, from curators researching provenance to students and librarians looking for answers to specific questions. With its impressive acquisitions, the museum provides through this set a general introduction to early American art. Highly recommended.-Ellen Bates, New York Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904832089
Publisher:
D Giles Limited
Publication date:
05/05/2006
Pages:
1152
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 12.25(h) x 3.75(d)

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