Martin Johnson Heade

Martin Johnson Heade

by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., Janet L. Comey, Karen E. Quinn
     
 

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An independent thinker and a world traveler, American artist Martin Johnson Heade developed a singular approach to both landscape and still life painting, creating works of great significance and originality in both genres. This splendidly illustrated book focuses on the themes in Heade's work, among them seascapes, salt marshes, tropical landscapes,… See more details below

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An independent thinker and a world traveler, American artist Martin Johnson Heade developed a singular approach to both landscape and still life painting, creating works of great significance and originality in both genres. This splendidly illustrated book focuses on the themes in Heade's work, among them seascapes, salt marshes, tropical landscapes, hummingbirds, orchids, and his late work in Florida.

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A 19th-century painter of landscapes, seascapes, birds, and flowers, Heade received only moderate critical recognition during his lifetime. In the past 50 years, however, he has gained recognition as a major contributor to American representational art--owing in part to Stebbins's efforts to reawaken interest in Heade. This catalog accompanies a Heade retrospective that will travel, over the next ten months, to Boston, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles. It includes biographical information about the artist, chapters on each type of subject he painted, a history of Heade criticism and scholarship, and a close analysis of his painting technique. The lovely color reproductions and accessible text, along with solid scholarship, make this volume suitable for both public and academic libraries.--Kathryn Wekselman, Univ. of Cincinnati Lib. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780300081695
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
11.16(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.77(d)

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