Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery

Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery

by Wendy Wick Reaves
     
 

In-depth essays by Reaves (curator of prints and drawings, National Portrait Gallery) and by Bernard F. Reilly Jr., respectively, analyze the history of 20th-century portraiture in America, and discuss intellectual developments that influenced artists' conceptualization of the figure. They are joined by 12 other art historians to provide rich insight and background…  See more details below

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In-depth essays by Reaves (curator of prints and drawings, National Portrait Gallery) and by Bernard F. Reilly Jr., respectively, analyze the history of 20th-century portraiture in America, and discuss intellectual developments that influenced artists' conceptualization of the figure. They are joined by 12 other art historians to provide rich insight and background for each of the 50 selected works of art—discussing the artists, the works themselves and the circumstances of their creation, and the personalities of the people being portrayed. The selections represent the American artistic tradition from the 1880s to the 1980s, and feature work by Cassatt, Hopper, Lawrence, Warhol, and Lichtenstein, among others, and subjects such as Theodore Roosevelt, W.C. Fields, Alice B. Toklas, Stokely Carmichael, and Mark Strand. The book is oversize: 9.5x12" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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In-depth essays by Reaves (curator of prints and drawings, National Portrait Gallery) and by Bernard F. Reilly Jr., respectively, analyze the history of 20th-century portraiture in America, and discuss intellectual developments that influenced artists' conceptualization of the figure. They are joined by 12 other art historians to provide rich insight and background for each of the 50 selected works of art<-->discussing the artists, the works themselves and the circumstances of their creation, and the personalities of the people being portrayed. The selections represent the American artistic tradition from the 1880s to the 1980s, and feature work by Cassatt, Hopper, Lawrence, Warhol, and Lichtenstein, among others, and subjects such as Theodore Roosevelt, W.C. Fields, Alice B. Toklas, Stokely Carmichael, and Mark Strand. The book is oversize: 9.5x12<"> Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780295982670
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.36(w) x 12.30(h) x 0.83(d)

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