Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views

Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views

by Lauren P. Della Monica


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This book explores American landscape painting today, its relevance in the contemporary art world, and its historic roots. This volume profiles sixty individual living artists whose contributions distinguish important aspects of the genre and address land use, nature appreciation, and ecology through landscape painting. Encompassing every style from traditional realism (with a contemporary edge) to abstraction and non-objectivity, these contemporary artists range from today’s art stars to emerging or regionally recognized talent in the eastern, western, and southwestern regions of the nation. An additional chapter addresses urban landscapes nationally. The range of styles and reputations presented creates an encompassing survey of the trends and enduring elements in this genre of painting and the art market today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764343582
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 05/13/2013
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,206,706
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lauren Pheeney Della Monica is a New York-based art writer and art consultant specializing in advising private clients on building art collections through the acquisition and sale of works of fine art.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book redefines landscape painting in an incredibly satisfying way. Most of us would never imagine the depths of content available under the heading of landscape - with traditional landscapes, abstract landscapes and even cityscapes of various styles merging into a complete story explaining landscape painting. The content is relevant to us all.  As an art teacher, I plan to use it in my curriculum for years to come as a tool to challenge my students about seeing one topic from such a variety of viewpoints.  As a painter, I will use it as inspiration.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect book for art lovers of all levels of knowledge.  I don't have a formal art history education, so contemporary art by living artists has always seemed more accessible to me.  This book combines excellent essays explaining the history of American painting with single page essays about contemporary artists, some of whom I already knew and many I did not, that are both accessible and informative.  It reads in an easy, engaging manner, and I feel like I have learned a lot while also having fun.