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American Traditions in Watercolor: The Worcester Art Museum Collection

American Traditions in Watercolor: The Worcester Art Museum Collection

by Susan E. Strickler (Editor)

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Designed to complement the publisher's previously released American Watercolors, this book appears in connection with a traveling exhibition of watercolors from the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum. At the core of the collection are eight works by Sargent and eighteen by Homer. Reproduced in color, these pieces are set off by Walsh's essay, which compares the artists' respective approaches to the medium (both considered it suitable for serious statements) and their techniques for preserving the watercolor's impression of concision and fluidity even after reworking. In addition, Hoopes offers a history of the evolution of the American watercolor; there is an annotated, illustrated checklist of the complete Worcester watercolor collection, and Strickler contributes a history of the collection's development. Overall the book's scholarship makes the most of a collection whose significance is largely limited to the 19th and early 20th centuries. (March)
Library Journal - Library Journal
This catalog of the first exhibition surveying the collection of American watercolors at the Worcester Art Museum provides an excellent introduction to watercolors painted by American artists. It features watercolors by Homer and Sargentthe high point of the collection. In addition to the numerous fine color reproductions, there are informative essays on the history of American watercolor painting, the formation of the Worcester collection, and the watercolor techniques of Homer and Sargent. Works by Bacon, Hassam, La Farge, Marsh, Prendergast, Hopper, and others are accompanied by insightful commentary. Strickler, curator of American art at the museum, has skillfully edited a book that is useful for both scholars and novices. Dougals G. Campbell, Humanities Dept., Warner Pacific Coll., Portland, Ore.

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Abbeville Press, Incorporated
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1st ed
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9.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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