Paintings of the Southwest

Paintings of the Southwest

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by Arnold Skolnick

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A rare collection of art and literature perfectly suited for the artist, traveler, or anyone enchanted by the Southwest.See more details below


A rare collection of art and literature perfectly suited for the artist, traveler, or anyone enchanted by the Southwest.

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Gorgeous! There is no other word for this unassuming little book. Filled with full-page illustrations of watercolors and oil paintings made in the American Southwest over the last 150 years, this is a kaleidoscopic presentation of works by artists of many schools and styles, from the well-known canvases of Georgia O'Keefe to less-familiar works by Hopper, Hartley, Marin, and Ernst and on to works of artists whose names are not necessarily well known to gallery goers. The introduction by Susan Campbell traces the development of the art colonies in Arizona and Taos, New Mexico, identifying specific canvases in the book. Those not mentioned in the introduction can be identified through the artists' biographies and credits at the back of the book. The illustrations are from an amazingly wide selection of American museums and are grouped somewhat haphazardly but roughly according to subject. The paintings stand by themselves sometimes and are sometimes accompanied by a quotation from an artist's diary or from a writer trying to find words for the beauty of the landscape. KLIATT Codes: JSA�Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 1994, Univ. of New Mexico Press, 128p. illus., Moore
This relatively small (9x7.25<">) paperbound book<-->a reprint (1994, Chameleon Books)<-->is an attractive compendium of interest to travellers, artists, and others with a feeling for the landscape of the American Southwest. It presents 95 color plates from 68 artists (among them: Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, Georgia O'Keeffe). Accompanying the reproductions are quotes and brief excerpts from writers who, like the painters, were particularly inspired by the region. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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