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John Hubbard

John Hubbard - Designer

Jämsänkoski, Finland

Special Character Book Design : The Special Character You Need. Experienced, professional, collaborative, situational, creative.

Overview

A museum book designer since 1994 with a situational approach to design, a great love and knowledge of typography, color, and printing, I will help translate your ideas into a thought-provoking professional publication. Our collaboration will generate a new euphoria — a third mind juxtaposing ideas to give balanced and engaging form to your content.

Working with museum editors, curators, artists and publication teams has expanded and refined my abilities to organize extensive material on a tight schedule. Originally from Seattle, I learned from a rich history of local art to respect and honor creativity.

“I much appreciate your work. The book looks downright appetizing, while at the same time conveying its complexities." – Mari Shaw, author of Painter and Pataphysician Thomas Chimes

Services
Languages
English
Non-Fiction
Antiques & Collectibles Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Calendars Children's Books (Non-Fiction) Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Education & Reference History Music Religion & Spirituality

Awards

  • http://bookawards.britishprint.com/2010/shortlist.aspx
  • https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/awards-history/173-george-wittenborn-award-past-winners
  • http://www.internationalbookawards.com/aboutuscontactus/2011awardannouncement.html

Work experience

Creative Director

John Hubbard is self-employed

June, 2012 – Present (over 4 years)

My specialty is designing illustrated museum art catalogs, photography books, and elevating music packaging to book form, along with designing record albums, CDs, DVDs, film posters, and other illustrated books.

Freelance Book Designer

John Hubbard is self-employed

August, 2009 – May, 2012 (over 2 years)

I continued designing books for Marquand Books as a freelance designer while building a client base in Seattle before moving to Finland and creating Erikoismerkki Kirjasuunnittelu.

Senior Designer

Marquand Books

August, 1994 – August, 2009 (about 15 years)

Conceptual design and layout of illustrated books for museums and University presses, revised design and layout to meet the needs of the client, museum and/or publisher, coordinated layout schedules with editorial manager, coordinated book specs and printing schedules with production manager, reviewed color proofs with clients and color house, on-press supervision of books printing overseas, produced a multitude of books under tight deadline to meet exhibition opening dates, designed collateral material for museums and publishers, and hired, trained and supervised design interns.

Portfolio (85 selected works)

The Muhammad Code: How a Desert Prophet Brought You ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram

Howard Bloom

"If Howard Bloom is only ten percent right, we'll have to drastically revise our notions of the universe through the contagious joy of a great mind set loose on the biggest intellectual puzzles humans have ever faced. Whether you're a scientist or hyper-curious layperson, Bloom's argument will rock your world." — Barbara Ehrenreich on Howard Bloom's The God ProblemOsama bin Laden called Mohamm... read more

"If Howard Bloom is only ten percent right, we'll have to drastically revise our notions of the universe through the contagious joy of a great mind set loose on the biggest intellectual puzzles humans have ever faced. Whether you're a scientist or hyper-curious layperson, Bloom's argument will rock your world." — Barbara Ehrenreich on Howard Bloom's The God ProblemOsama bin Laden called Mohamm... read more

Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000

An unparalleled study of a company that promoted and popularized American fine art prints, ceramics, and textiles throughout the 20th century > The Associated American Artists was a commercial enterprise best known for publishing prints by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood. Founded in 1934, AAA began as a crucial income opportunity for artists during the Great Depression a... read more

An unparalleled study of a company that promoted and popularized American fine art prints, ceramics, and textiles throughout the 20th century > The Associated American Artists was a commercial enterprise best known for publishing prints by Thomas Hart Benton, John Steuart Curry, and Grant Wood. Founded in 1934, AAA began as a crucial income opportunity for artists during the Great Depression a... read more

Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and the Mystical

Patricia A. Junker

Few regions of the country produced such a distinctive group of artists with such a particular view on the modern world as did the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s and 1940s. Capitalizing on their particular geographical position at what was a modern art outpost ― working free from the strong influences of New York and Europe, and sitting at the portal to the Far East ― a close-knit group of art... read more

Few regions of the country produced such a distinctive group of artists with such a particular view on the modern world as did the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s and 1940s. Capitalizing on their particular geographical position at what was a modern art outpost ― working free from the strong influences of New York and Europe, and sitting at the portal to the Far East ― a close-knit group of art... read more

Roger Shimomura: An American Knockoff

Anne Goodyear, Chris Bruce

For four decades, Roger Shimomura’s paintings, prints, and theatre pieces have addressed sociopolitical issues of Asian America. He does this through a style that combines his childhood interest in comic books, American Pop Art, and traditions of Japanese woodblock prints, thereby evoking his Japanese ancestry while locating him firmly within modern American artistic developments. Through this... read more

For four decades, Roger Shimomura’s paintings, prints, and theatre pieces have addressed sociopolitical issues of Asian America. He does this through a style that combines his childhood interest in comic books, American Pop Art, and traditions of Japanese woodblock prints, thereby evoking his Japanese ancestry while locating him firmly within modern American artistic developments. Through this... read more

In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy

Bruce Guenther

In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy is the first comprehensive publication to document the richly diverse collecting activity and profound impact of the cultural patronage of Portland’s most distinguished post-war patrons of the arts and nationally-known art collectors, Arlene and the late Harold Schnitzer. Including painting and sculpture by Northwest ... read more

In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy is the first comprehensive publication to document the richly diverse collecting activity and profound impact of the cultural patronage of Portland’s most distinguished post-war patrons of the arts and nationally-known art collectors, Arlene and the late Harold Schnitzer. Including painting and sculpture by Northwest ... read more

Robert Davidson: Abstract Impulse

Barbara Brotherton, Sheila Farr, John Haworth

Robert Davidson has been a pivotal figure in the Northwest Coast Native art renaissance since he erected the first totem pole in nearly a century in his ancestral Masset village in 1969. For over forty years he has absorbed the bedrock art traditions of Haida art and craft, working in the ancient forms of his grandfather, the influential Haida artist Charles Edensaw. Davidson has taken new dir... read more

Robert Davidson has been a pivotal figure in the Northwest Coast Native art renaissance since he erected the first totem pole in nearly a century in his ancestral Masset village in 1969. For over forty years he has absorbed the bedrock art traditions of Haida art and craft, working in the ancient forms of his grandfather, the influential Haida artist Charles Edensaw. Davidson has taken new dir... read more

A Punch of Color: Fifty Years of Painting by Camille Patha (Northwest Perspective)

Rock Hushka, Alison Maurer

Throughout her six-decade career, Camille Patha’s painting has oscillated between the figurative and the abstract. Patha began painting gestural abstraction in the 1960s then deliberately explored various painting styles, including hard-edged abstraction and surrealist-infused photorealism and, finally, a return to abstraction. During each era of her career, Patha demonstrated a full mastery o... read more

Throughout her six-decade career, Camille Patha’s painting has oscillated between the figurative and the abstract. Patha began painting gestural abstraction in the 1960s then deliberately explored various painting styles, including hard-edged abstraction and surrealist-infused photorealism and, finally, a return to abstraction. During each era of her career, Patha demonstrated a full mastery o... read more

Zheng Chongbin: Impulse, Matter, Form (Contemporary Chinese Ink)

Britta Erickson

This publication is part of a series of monographs from the Beijing-based gallery Ink Studio, featuring significant contemporary artists who work with Chinese brush and ink. Impulse, Matter, Form presents Chinese artist Zheng Chongbin (born 1961), whose work synthesizes Chinese and Western explorations in calligraphy and gesture.

This publication is part of a series of monographs from the Beijing-based gallery Ink Studio, featuring significant contemporary artists who work with Chinese brush and ink. Impulse, Matter, Form presents Chinese artist Zheng Chongbin (born 1961), whose work synthesizes Chinese and Western explorations in calligraphy and gesture.

Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for Photographic Arts

Julia Dolan

Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 is the first comprehensive publication to document and situate Portland’s nonprofit Blue Sky Gallery within the national photography scene, charting its four-decade history from upstart artists’ collective to mature nonprofit photographic space. Founded in 1975, before photography was embraced widely as a meaningful fine art form, Blu... read more

Blue Sky: The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 is the first comprehensive publication to document and situate Portland’s nonprofit Blue Sky Gallery within the national photography scene, charting its four-decade history from upstart artists’ collective to mature nonprofit photographic space. Founded in 1975, before photography was embraced widely as a meaningful fine art form, Blu... read more

Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet

Marissa Roth, Tsering Woeser

Marissa Roth's "Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet" is a visual poem of seventy-two color photographs of her impressions of Tibet, arranged in a continuous sequence reflecting the colors of Tibetan prayer flags. The photographs were shot with some of the last available Kodachrome film, producing deep saturated color. Limited to an edition of 400, each slipcased book is signed a... read more

Marissa Roth's "Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet" is a visual poem of seventy-two color photographs of her impressions of Tibet, arranged in a continuous sequence reflecting the colors of Tibetan prayer flags. The photographs were shot with some of the last available Kodachrome film, producing deep saturated color. Limited to an edition of 400, each slipcased book is signed a... read more

For My Daughters

Dorothy Darling Kerper

• A beautiful pairing of a mother's poetry, written for her daughters, with photographs inspired by the poems, taken by her daughter, Dorothy MonnellyRenown landscape photographer Dorothy Monnelly discovered a box of her mother's poems in the attic of their home when she was still a teenager. Those poems are presented here in a sequence that follows her mother's life - from memories of childho... read more

• A beautiful pairing of a mother's poetry, written for her daughters, with photographs inspired by the poems, taken by her daughter, Dorothy MonnellyRenown landscape photographer Dorothy Monnelly discovered a box of her mother's poems in the attic of their home when she was still a teenager. Those poems are presented here in a sequence that follows her mother's life - from memories of childho... read more

Castiglione: Lost Genius

Timothy J. Standring, Martin Clayton

Painter and printmaker Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609–64) was one of the most technically superb and innovative artists of the Italian Baroque. Although he is best known for his evocative etchings that reveal a mastery of light to rival that of Rembrandt and Van Dyck, he also redefined the drawing and printmaking genres through the introduction of his monotyping technique and was among t... read more

Painter and printmaker Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609–64) was one of the most technically superb and innovative artists of the Italian Baroque. Although he is best known for his evocative etchings that reveal a mastery of light to rival that of Rembrandt and Van Dyck, he also redefined the drawing and printmaking genres through the introduction of his monotyping technique and was among t... read more

The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece

Exhibition catalog. A visually engaging examination of the human condition, as seen through the eyes of ancient Greeks. Showcases works from the collection of the British Museum, including such star pieces as the Discus Thrower (Discobolus), one of the most famous images of an athlete ever made. Import. Well illustrated in color.

Exhibition catalog. A visually engaging examination of the human condition, as seen through the eyes of ancient Greeks. Showcases works from the collection of the British Museum, including such star pieces as the Discus Thrower (Discobolus), one of the most famous images of an athlete ever made. Import. Well illustrated in color.

Mark Adams, Catalogue Raisonne of Tapestries

Mark Adams

Mark Adams was born in Fort Plain, New York. He studied at the School of Fine Arts, and with Stanley William Hayter at the New York branch of Atelier 17. Adams developed an interest in the tapestry medium through visits to the Cloisters and other tapestry collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1955 he apprenticed himself with French tapestry designer Jean Lurcat in Saint... read more

Mark Adams was born in Fort Plain, New York. He studied at the School of Fine Arts, and with Stanley William Hayter at the New York branch of Atelier 17. Adams developed an interest in the tapestry medium through visits to the Cloisters and other tapestry collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1955 he apprenticed himself with French tapestry designer Jean Lurcat in Saint... read more

The Artist's Hand: American Works on Paper 1945-1975

Chris Bruce, Virginia Wright

The Artist's Hand celebrates two complementary and necessary aspects of the art world, the hand of the artist and the role of art institutions, through the Washington Art Consortium's collection of American prints and drawings. The book chronicles the history of the Consortium--founded in 1975 as a group of institutions throughout Washington State who would share a collection of work by contem... read more

The Artist's Hand celebrates two complementary and necessary aspects of the art world, the hand of the artist and the role of art institutions, through the Washington Art Consortium's collection of American prints and drawings. The book chronicles the history of the Consortium--founded in 1975 as a group of institutions throughout Washington State who would share a collection of work by contem... read more

Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy

What defines a masterwork of calligraphy? Out of Character, a collaborative effort from leading Chinese and U.S. scholars, tries to answer this question by focusing on fifteen calligraphic masterpieces. Supporting these masterworks are an additional twenty-five works of the highest quality. Calligraphy has been admired as the ultimate art form by China's educated elite for more than 2,000 year... read more

What defines a masterwork of calligraphy? Out of Character, a collaborative effort from leading Chinese and U.S. scholars, tries to answer this question by focusing on fifteen calligraphic masterpieces. Supporting these masterworks are an additional twenty-five works of the highest quality. Calligraphy has been admired as the ultimate art form by China's educated elite for more than 2,000 year... read more

Becoming van Gogh (Denver Art Museum)

Timothy Standring, Louis van Tilborgh, Nicole Myers, Everett van Eitert, Richard Kendall, Teio Meedendorp, Simon Kelly

The career path of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), one of the world's most recognizable artists, was anything but typical. Focusing on the early stages of van Gogh's artistic development, Becoming van Gogh illustrates the artist's efforts to master draftsmanship, understand the challenges of materials and techniques, incorporate color theory, and fold myriad influences into his artistic vocabula... read more

The career path of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), one of the world's most recognizable artists, was anything but typical. Focusing on the early stages of van Gogh's artistic development, Becoming van Gogh illustrates the artist's efforts to master draftsmanship, understand the challenges of materials and techniques, incorporate color theory, and fold myriad influences into his artistic vocabula... read more

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist

Martin Clayton, Ron Philo

Leonardo da Vinci was a pioneer in the study of the human body. Intent on exploring and explaining every aspect of anatomy and physiology, he performed over thirty dissections of humancadavers and many more of animals. He is also among the greatest draftsmen ever to have lived, and his studies of skeletons, musculature, and other visible structures remain to this day largely unsurpassed in the... read more

Leonardo da Vinci was a pioneer in the study of the human body. Intent on exploring and explaining every aspect of anatomy and physiology, he performed over thirty dissections of humancadavers and many more of animals. He is also among the greatest draftsmen ever to have lived, and his studies of skeletons, musculature, and other visible structures remain to this day largely unsurpassed in the... read more

Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art (Seattle Art Museum)

Pamela McClusky, Wally Caruana, Lisa Graziose Corrin, Stephen Gilchrist

Ancestral Modern explores the extraordinary transformation in Australian Aboriginal art that began in the 1970s. Instead of making art primarily for each other-whether painted or inscribed on rock walls, on the ground, on bark, or on bodies as part of ceremonies-artists began rephrasing their practices to inform outsiders about the complexities of their cultures and the remarkable lands that A... read more

Ancestral Modern explores the extraordinary transformation in Australian Aboriginal art that began in the 1970s. Instead of making art primarily for each other-whether painted or inscribed on rock walls, on the ground, on bark, or on bodies as part of ceremonies-artists began rephrasing their practices to inform outsiders about the complexities of their cultures and the remarkable lands that A... read more

The Gospel of John, Photographed

This award winning book is a modern photo essay on the Gospel of John, creatively combining brilliant photographs of contemporary Israel, with the Apostle John's complete Gospel from the 1611 King James Version of the Holy Bible. Photographed during the summer of 2010, this modern pictorial takes you on a unique visual journey through the Gospel, following the path of Jesus through the Holy La... read more

This award winning book is a modern photo essay on the Gospel of John, creatively combining brilliant photographs of contemporary Israel, with the Apostle John's complete Gospel from the 1611 King James Version of the Holy Bible. Photographed during the summer of 2010, this modern pictorial takes you on a unique visual journey through the Gospel, following the path of Jesus through the Holy La... read more

I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces: Music in Vernacular Photographs 1880-1955

Steve Roden

i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces brings together a collection of early photographs related to music, a group of 78rpm recordings, and short excerpts from various literary sources that are contemporary with the sound and images. It is a somewhat intuitive gathering, culled from artist Steve Roden s collection of thousands of vernacular photographs related to music, sound, and lis... read more

i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces brings together a collection of early photographs related to music, a group of 78rpm recordings, and short excerpts from various literary sources that are contemporary with the sound and images. It is a somewhat intuitive gathering, culled from artist Steve Roden s collection of thousands of vernacular photographs related to music, sound, and lis... read more

Beth Van Hoesen: Catalogue Raisonné of Limited-Edition Prints, Books, and Portfolios

Lori Fogarty, and Bruce W. Pepich b Hicks

A full documentation of the work by artist, Beth Van Hoesen.

A full documentation of the work by artist, Beth Van Hoesen.

Fukami: Purity of Form

Born in Kyoto in 1947, Fukami Sueharu belongs to a generation of ceramic artists in postwar Japan who devoted themselves to the creation of sculptural ceramics, free from traditional forms. He is internationally known for his polished, razor-sharp, minimalist porcelain sculptures with elegant pale bluish glaze inspired by Chinese porcelains of the 10th to 14th centuries. He can be considered t... read more

Born in Kyoto in 1947, Fukami Sueharu belongs to a generation of ceramic artists in postwar Japan who devoted themselves to the creation of sculptural ceramics, free from traditional forms. He is internationally known for his polished, razor-sharp, minimalist porcelain sculptures with elegant pale bluish glaze inspired by Chinese porcelains of the 10th to 14th centuries. He can be considered t... read more

Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence: Selections from the Jane Katcher Collection of Americana

American folk art and decorative arts from the early years of the Republic are telling indicators of family traditions, aesthetic values, and household customs of the young nation. Showing us how creative and consumer cultures from the old world were transformed in the new, Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence presents more than two hundred examples of American folk art and decorative arts c... read more

American folk art and decorative arts from the early years of the Republic are telling indicators of family traditions, aesthetic values, and household customs of the young nation. Showing us how creative and consumer cultures from the old world were transformed in the new, Expressions of Innocence and Eloquence presents more than two hundred examples of American folk art and decorative arts c... read more

Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting

Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of artwork by Xu Beihong hown outside Asia. It highlights a selection of 61 Chinese ink paintings, oil paintings, drawings, and pastels from the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum in Beijing.Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was among the first Chinese artists to study Western-style painting in Europe, and he is often c... read more

Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of artwork by Xu Beihong hown outside Asia. It highlights a selection of 61 Chinese ink paintings, oil paintings, drawings, and pastels from the Xu Beihong Memorial Museum in Beijing.Xu Beihong (1895-1953) was among the first Chinese artists to study Western-style painting in Europe, and he is often c... read more

The Artist's Touch, The Craftsman's Hand

The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand presents a selection of the most historically important and visually compelling Japanese prints from a collection of more than 2,500 works spanning the late 17th century to the present day. Many are extremely rare and almost all appear here in an English-language publication for the first time. Noteworthy areas of interest include early actor prints, da... read more

The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand presents a selection of the most historically important and visually compelling Japanese prints from a collection of more than 2,500 works spanning the late 17th century to the present day. Many are extremely rare and almost all appear here in an English-language publication for the first time. Noteworthy areas of interest include early actor prints, da... read more

Color Creates Light: Studies with Hans Hofmann

Tina Dickey

Color Creates Light: Studies with Hans Hofmann brings together the man, the schools, the painting, the ideas, and the teaching. Jed Perl of The New Republic calls this book "enormously important... nothing less than the missing chapter in the history of the period," for Hofmann's decade of painting in Paris prior to World War I, combined with his observations of the masters of all cultures, en... read more

Color Creates Light: Studies with Hans Hofmann brings together the man, the schools, the painting, the ideas, and the teaching. Jed Perl of The New Republic calls this book "enormously important... nothing less than the missing chapter in the history of the period," for Hofmann's decade of painting in Paris prior to World War I, combined with his observations of the masters of all cultures, en... read more

Trimpin: Contraptions for Art and Sound

Trimpin, the sound sculptor and composer, has received MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; been the subject of a full-length documentary film and a profile in The New Yorker magazine; been included in hundreds of shows, performances, and new music festivals; and has had installations and exhibitions around the world. Despite all this, access to Trimpin's work is limited. He doesn't record hi... read more

Trimpin, the sound sculptor and composer, has received MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; been the subject of a full-length documentary film and a profile in The New Yorker magazine; been included in hundreds of shows, performances, and new music festivals; and has had installations and exhibitions around the world. Despite all this, access to Trimpin's work is limited. He doesn't record hi... read more

Ain't No Grave: The Life & Legacy of Brother Claude Ely (Book and CD)

Recorded interviews of over 1,000 people in the Appalachian Mountains lay the foundation for this 360 page biography detailing the life of Brother Claude Ely, the religious singer-songwriter and Pentecostal-Holiness preacher from southwestern Virginia, perhaps best-known for his song, There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down . While visiting a London record shop in 2001, Macel Ely II heard... read more

Recorded interviews of over 1,000 people in the Appalachian Mountains lay the foundation for this 360 page biography detailing the life of Brother Claude Ely, the religious singer-songwriter and Pentecostal-Holiness preacher from southwestern Virginia, perhaps best-known for his song, There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down . While visiting a London record shop in 2001, Macel Ely II heard... read more

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man

Martin Clayton, Ron Philo

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) spent over twenty-five years investigating the workings of the human body. While his paintings were widely known in his day, only a few friends and associates had any intimation of the extent of his medical research. Leonardo's "Anatomical Manuscript A," created over the winter of 1510-11, is the only group of such drawings in which he approached complete coverage... read more

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) spent over twenty-five years investigating the workings of the human body. While his paintings were widely known in his day, only a few friends and associates had any intimation of the extent of his medical research. Leonardo's "Anatomical Manuscript A," created over the winter of 1510-11, is the only group of such drawings in which he approached complete coverage... read more

Dreams and Diversions: Essays on Japanese Woodblock Prints

With the advent of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, art became accessible to Japan’s burgeoning merchant classes. Though a uniquely Japanese art form, the prints reveal interests in celebrity, fashion, entertainment, and travel that have a universal human appeal, regardless of time or place.Dreams and Diversions celebrates Japanese woodblock prints with a collection of ten original essays by an inter... read more

With the advent of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, art became accessible to Japan’s burgeoning merchant classes. Though a uniquely Japanese art form, the prints reveal interests in celebrity, fashion, entertainment, and travel that have a universal human appeal, regardless of time or place.Dreams and Diversions celebrates Japanese woodblock prints with a collection of ten original essays by an inter... read more

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s (MIT Press)

This eye-popping book offers a visual history of the psychedelic sensibility. In pop culture, that sensibility is associated with lava lamps, album covers, and "teashades," but it first manifested itself in the extreme colors and kaleidoscopic compositions of 1960s Op Artists. The psychedelic sensibility didn't die at the end of the 1960s; Psychedelic traces it through the day-glo colors of pa... read more

This eye-popping book offers a visual history of the psychedelic sensibility. In pop culture, that sensibility is associated with lava lamps, album covers, and "teashades," but it first manifested itself in the extreme colors and kaleidoscopic compositions of 1960s Op Artists. The psychedelic sensibility didn't die at the end of the 1960s; Psychedelic traces it through the day-glo colors of pa... read more

Glories of the Hudson: Frederic Edwin Church's Views from Olana (The Olana Collection)

Evelyn D. Trebilcock, Valerie A. Balint

"The site is the result of a careful study of the river-banks, and commands so many views of varied beauty, that all the glories of the Hudson may be said to circle it."―H. W. French, Art and Artists in Connecticut, 1879In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed up the river that now bears his name. The exhibition and its accompanying publication Glories of the Hudson: Frederic Edwin Church's Views from Ola... read more

"The site is the result of a careful study of the river-banks, and commands so many views of varied beauty, that all the glories of the Hudson may be said to circle it."―H. W. French, Art and Artists in Connecticut, 1879In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed up the river that now bears his name. The exhibition and its accompanying publication Glories of the Hudson: Frederic Edwin Church's Views from Ola... read more

Speak For The Trees

Andria Friesen

Seventy-six painters, sculptors, photographers, glass and conceptual artists from Ireland to Argentina, Korea to the United States, have come together in an inspiring book to answer a call by Dr. Seuss (in his 1971 classic, The Lorax) to: "Speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." The artists in this powerful new book, Speak For The Trees, include both young and emerging artists, an... read more

Seventy-six painters, sculptors, photographers, glass and conceptual artists from Ireland to Argentina, Korea to the United States, have come together in an inspiring book to answer a call by Dr. Seuss (in his 1971 classic, The Lorax) to: "Speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues." The artists in this powerful new book, Speak For The Trees, include both young and emerging artists, an... read more

The Fray: There & Back

Set against the backdrop of a year on the road with The Fray, 'The Fray: There & Back', presents a visually intimate, never before seen look at The Fray's rise to success, as seen through a unique collection of one hundred and twenty photographs. From naps caught in a dressing room in Switzerland to five thousand faces in a crowd at a show stop in Buffalo, these images chronicle thousands of f... read more

Set against the backdrop of a year on the road with The Fray, 'The Fray: There & Back', presents a visually intimate, never before seen look at The Fray's rise to success, as seen through a unique collection of one hundred and twenty photographs. From naps caught in a dressing room in Switzerland to five thousand faces in a crowd at a show stop in Buffalo, these images chronicle thousands of f... read more

Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait

Chris Jordan

Hardcover: 110 pages Publisher: Washington State University Museum of Art; First Edition edition (2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0975566253 ISBN-13: 978-0975566251 Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

Hardcover: 110 pages Publisher: Washington State University Museum of Art; First Edition edition (2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0975566253 ISBN-13: 978-0975566251 Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

Take Me to the Water

Luc Sante, Jim Linderman, Steven Ledbetter

Making the past vividly present once again, Grammy winner Dust-to-Digital unveils Take Me to the Water, a revelatory examination of baptismal rites and music. Comprising a beautiful hardcover book and a CD featuring rare, vintage songs and sermons recorded between 1924-1940, Take Me to the Water draws on the collection of Jim Linderman, a scholar of American outsider art, early American folk a... read more

Making the past vividly present once again, Grammy winner Dust-to-Digital unveils Take Me to the Water, a revelatory examination of baptismal rites and music. Comprising a beautiful hardcover book and a CD featuring rare, vintage songs and sermons recorded between 1924-1940, Take Me to the Water draws on the collection of Jim Linderman, a scholar of American outsider art, early American folk a... read more

The Dancer: Degas, Forain, Toulouse-Lautrec

Annette Dixon

Artists in late 19th-century France produced some of Europe's most celebrated and revolutionary works of art. Among those innovators are Edgar Degas, Jean-Louis Forain, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who captured the renowned dancers of Paris in paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, and sculptures, creating potent icons of a unique time, place, and culture. Each sought to portray rapidly chang... read more

Artists in late 19th-century France produced some of Europe's most celebrated and revolutionary works of art. Among those innovators are Edgar Degas, Jean-Louis Forain, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who captured the renowned dancers of Paris in paintings, pastels, drawings, prints, and sculptures, creating potent icons of a unique time, place, and culture. Each sought to portray rapidly chang... read more

S'abadeb / The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists

Barbara Brotherton

S'abadeb, The Gifts captures the essence of Coast Salish culture through its artistry, oral traditions, and history. Developed in conjunction with the first extensive exhibition of the art and culture of the Coast Salish peoples of Washington State and British Columbia, the book traces the development of Salish art from prehistory to the present. Sculpture in wood, stone, and bone--including m... read more

S'abadeb, The Gifts captures the essence of Coast Salish culture through its artistry, oral traditions, and history. Developed in conjunction with the first extensive exhibition of the art and culture of the Coast Salish peoples of Washington State and British Columbia, the book traces the development of Salish art from prehistory to the present. Sculpture in wood, stone, and bone--including m... read more

Literati Modern: Bunjinga from Late Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan

Paul Berry, Michiyo Morioka

Literati painting, or bunjinga, flourished in Japan after its early 18th-century introduction from China. This book magnificently illustrates and examines an important collection of literati and shin nanga artworks, including outstanding examples of paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics.

Literati painting, or bunjinga, flourished in Japan after its early 18th-century introduction from China. This book magnificently illustrates and examines an important collection of literati and shin nanga artworks, including outstanding examples of paintings, calligraphy, and ceramics.

Painter and Pataphysician Thomas Chimes

Mari Shaw

After experiencing early commercial and critical success, painter Thomas Chimes (1921–2009) became a hermit, spending the rest of his life in his hometown of Philadelphia, painting idea-based portraits like no others. Painter and Pataphysician Thomas Chimes excerpts 15 years of conversations between Chimes and art collector Mari Shaw about the arts, philosophy, alchemy, the unconscious, and li... read more

After experiencing early commercial and critical success, painter Thomas Chimes (1921–2009) became a hermit, spending the rest of his life in his hometown of Philadelphia, painting idea-based portraits like no others. Painter and Pataphysician Thomas Chimes excerpts 15 years of conversations between Chimes and art collector Mari Shaw about the arts, philosophy, alchemy, the unconscious, and li... read more

Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design

Art Chantry

There used to be a time when designers were trained in the history of composition. Now you just buy a fuckin' piece of software and now you've become a designer."Art Chantry . . . Is he a Luddite?" asks a Rhode Island School of Design poster promoting a Chantry lecture. "Or is he a graphic design hero?"For decades this avatar of low-tech design has fought against the cheap and easy use of digi... read more

There used to be a time when designers were trained in the history of composition. Now you just buy a fuckin' piece of software and now you've become a designer."Art Chantry . . . Is he a Luddite?" asks a Rhode Island School of Design poster promoting a Chantry lecture. "Or is he a graphic design hero?"For decades this avatar of low-tech design has fought against the cheap and easy use of digi... read more

Martin Ramirez.

Brooke Davis; Martin Ramirez; Robert Storr, intro.; Et. Al. Anderson

Martin Ramirez (1895-1963), the great self-taught draftsman of the twentieth century, left his native Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico, in 1925 to find work in the United States and support his wife and children back home. Political struggles in Mexico and the economic consequences of the Great Depression left him stranded, jobless and homeless, on the streets of California in 1931. Unable to comm... read more

Martin Ramirez (1895-1963), the great self-taught draftsman of the twentieth century, left his native Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico, in 1925 to find work in the United States and support his wife and children back home. Political struggles in Mexico and the economic consequences of the Great Depression left him stranded, jobless and homeless, on the streets of California in 1931. Unable to comm... read more

Manuel Neri: The Figure in Relief

Bruce Nixon, Maxwell L. Anderson

In this striking publication, relief sculptures and related drawings by Manuel Neri are beautifully presented. The extensive body of work shows a grounding in a long sculptural tradition that underscores Neri's significance as a sculptor of international renown. His sculptures possess incredibly rich and evocative surfaces, and his ability to depict the figural form in various media with equal... read more

In this striking publication, relief sculptures and related drawings by Manuel Neri are beautifully presented. The extensive body of work shows a grounding in a long sculptural tradition that underscores Neri's significance as a sculptor of international renown. His sculptures possess incredibly rich and evocative surfaces, and his ability to depict the figural form in various media with equal... read more

INSPIRING IMPRESSIONISM: The Impressionists and the Art of the Past

Inspiring Impressionism explores links between Impressionists and the major European art-historical movements that came before them, demonstrating how often beneath the Impressionists’ commitment to capturing contemporary life there lay a deep exploration of the art of the past. Presenting Impressionist works by artists including Manet, Monet, Degas, Bazille, Cassatt, and Cézanne alongside tho... read more

Inspiring Impressionism explores links between Impressionists and the major European art-historical movements that came before them, demonstrating how often beneath the Impressionists’ commitment to capturing contemporary life there lay a deep exploration of the art of the past. Presenting Impressionist works by artists including Manet, Monet, Degas, Bazille, Cassatt, and Cézanne alongside tho... read more

A Way with Words: The Calligraphic Art of Jung Do-jun (The Collection in Context Series)

Charles H. Lachman

Although it remains underappreciated in the West, calligraphy in Korea and throughout East Asia has traditionally been viewed as the highest of the visual arts, more valued than painting or sculpture. Contemporary Korean calligrapher Jung Do-jun's bold and handsome art displays a great diversity of style and format. Jong's work incorporates many styles of calligraphy, featuring both Korean han... read more

Although it remains underappreciated in the West, calligraphy in Korea and throughout East Asia has traditionally been viewed as the highest of the visual arts, more valued than painting or sculpture. Contemporary Korean calligrapher Jung Do-jun's bold and handsome art displays a great diversity of style and format. Jong's work incorporates many styles of calligraphy, featuring both Korean han... read more

The Ten Symbols of Longevity (Collection in Context)

Charles Lachman

The ten symbols of longevity - rocks, water, clouds, sun, pine trees, turtles, deer, cranes, bamboo, and fungus - represent a ubiquitous theme in the Joseon-period (1392-1910) visual culture of Korea. This volume examines a large ten-panel folding-screen landscape, created by an unknown court artist and intended for use in a Korean palace. Such screens of the ten symbols were often used in a c... read more

The ten symbols of longevity - rocks, water, clouds, sun, pine trees, turtles, deer, cranes, bamboo, and fungus - represent a ubiquitous theme in the Joseon-period (1392-1910) visual culture of Korea. This volume examines a large ten-panel folding-screen landscape, created by an unknown court artist and intended for use in a Korean palace. Such screens of the ten symbols were often used in a c... read more

An American Artist in Tokyo: Frances Blakemore, 1906-1997

Michiyo Morioka

Northwest artist Frances Blakemore had a lifelong love affair with Japan. She first went to Japan in 1935 and spent most of her adult life in Tokyo. Her experience with Japan encompassed the entire period from pre–World War II militarism to postwar modernization.Arriving in Tokyo in 1935 to teach art and English, she became fascinated with Japanese life and chronicled her experiences both in a... read more

Northwest artist Frances Blakemore had a lifelong love affair with Japan. She first went to Japan in 1935 and spent most of her adult life in Tokyo. Her experience with Japan encompassed the entire period from pre–World War II militarism to postwar modernization.Arriving in Tokyo in 1935 to teach art and English, she became fascinated with Japanese life and chronicled her experiences both in a... read more

Between Land and Sea: The Great Marsh

Dorothy Kerper Monnelly

Award-winning photographer Dorothy Monnelly captures the yet-unspoiled beauty of one of the last natural ecosystems in the Northeast. In this collection of 57 large format, black and white photographs, the salt marsh is a solemn force rendered dramatically with crisp scans of Monnelly's original gelatin silver prints. As a native of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Monnelly executes her work with a fam... read more

Award-winning photographer Dorothy Monnelly captures the yet-unspoiled beauty of one of the last natural ecosystems in the Northeast. In this collection of 57 large format, black and white photographs, the salt marsh is a solemn force rendered dramatically with crisp scans of Monnelly's original gelatin silver prints. As a native of Ipswich, Massachusetts, Monnelly executes her work with a fam... read more

Victrola Favorites: Artifacts from Bygone Days

Recordings made between the 1920s-'50s compiled by Rob Millis and Jeffrey Taylor of the Seattle-based experimental band Climax Golden Twins from their collections of rare 78rpm records and design ephemera. Deluxe 144-page clothbound, full-color book with two CDs featuring Burmese guitars, Chinese opera, Persian folk songs, fado, hillbilly, jazz, blues and much, much more. Climax Golden Twins h... read more

Recordings made between the 1920s-'50s compiled by Rob Millis and Jeffrey Taylor of the Seattle-based experimental band Climax Golden Twins from their collections of rare 78rpm records and design ephemera. Deluxe 144-page clothbound, full-color book with two CDs featuring Burmese guitars, Chinese opera, Persian folk songs, fado, hillbilly, jazz, blues and much, much more. Climax Golden Twins h... read more

Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes

Richard Andrews, John Beardsley

“Utilizing the way in which scientists and computers see our world, drawing on images based on sonar views of the ocean floor, to aerial and satellite views of the land, I have started to create artworks that translate that technological view into sculptural forms.” (Maya Lin)One of the most celebrated artists working in the United States, Maya Lin (b. 1959) came to prominence in 1981 with her... read more

“Utilizing the way in which scientists and computers see our world, drawing on images based on sonar views of the ocean floor, to aerial and satellite views of the land, I have started to create artworks that translate that technological view into sculptural forms.” (Maya Lin)One of the most celebrated artists working in the United States, Maya Lin (b. 1959) came to prominence in 1981 with her... read more

Hilda Morris

Bruce Guenther, Susan Fillin-Yeh, David Curt Morris

One of the premier sculptors of her generation in the Northwest, Hilda Morris (1911-1993) lived her artistic life in the center of the region's circle of avant-garde painters, sculptors, poets, and musicians. This is the first book to document her half-century-long career and presents Morris's highly individual abstract sculptures against the backdrop of artistic developments during the second... read more

One of the premier sculptors of her generation in the Northwest, Hilda Morris (1911-1993) lived her artistic life in the center of the region's circle of avant-garde painters, sculptors, poets, and musicians. This is the first book to document her half-century-long career and presents Morris's highly individual abstract sculptures against the backdrop of artistic developments during the second... read more

Rembrandt's Nose: Of Flesh and Spirit in the Master's Portraits

Michael Taylor

The year 2006 marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest portrait painters that ever lived, the Dutch seventeenth-century master, Rembrandt. Although Rembrandt is among the most important artists in western history, and perhaps our greatest draftsman, no one has ever, until now, been able to pinpoint exactly how it was that he so precisely and effortlessly captured the sp... read more

The year 2006 marked the 400th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest portrait painters that ever lived, the Dutch seventeenth-century master, Rembrandt. Although Rembrandt is among the most important artists in western history, and perhaps our greatest draftsman, no one has ever, until now, been able to pinpoint exactly how it was that he so precisely and effortlessly captured the sp... read more

Manuel Neri: Artists' Books / The Collaborative Process

Bruce Nixon, Robert Flynn Johnson

Manuel Neri's work with the artists' book is almost certainly his least known. The number of these projects has been few, four so far, all produced in very limited numbers. Until now, these books have been scarcely documented, at least in comparison to Neri's voluminous production as a sculptor.

Manuel Neri's work with the artists' book is almost certainly his least known. The number of these projects has been few, four so far, all produced in very limited numbers. Until now, these books have been scarcely documented, at least in comparison to Neri's voluminous production as a sculptor.

Masterpieces of Chinese Lacquer: From the Mike Healy Collection

Julia M. White, Yanli Bao

"Masterworks of Chinese Lacquer from the Mike Healy Collection" presents a wide range of exceptional Chinese lacquerware representing a broad time span and multiple techniques. The lacquers range in date from the later Han dynasty (1st-2nd century ce) to the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The earliest objects illustrated are a small red lacquer "ear cup" and a covered toiletries box of red and... read more

"Masterworks of Chinese Lacquer from the Mike Healy Collection" presents a wide range of exceptional Chinese lacquerware representing a broad time span and multiple techniques. The lacquers range in date from the later Han dynasty (1st-2nd century ce) to the late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The earliest objects illustrated are a small red lacquer "ear cup" and a covered toiletries box of red and... read more

A Western Legacy: The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum (The Western Legacies Series)

From its vantage point in Oklahoma City, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum commands a rare view of the American West. In half a century it has grown from a Hall of Fame honoring the American cowboy to a world-class institution housing extraordinary collections of art, artifacts, and archival materials. A Western Legacy celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of this premier museum, off... read more

From its vantage point in Oklahoma City, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum commands a rare view of the American West. In half a century it has grown from a Hall of Fame honoring the American cowboy to a world-class institution housing extraordinary collections of art, artifacts, and archival materials. A Western Legacy celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of this premier museum, off... read more

Drawn from Nature: The Plant Lithographs of Ellsworth Kelly

Richard H. Axsom

An American artist of worldwide renown, Ellsworth Kelly has consistently returned to nature as a subject throughout his extraordinary career. Kelly began making prints in 1964; shortly thereafter he created his first suite of plant lithographs. To date he has produced 72 plant lithographs that fall into five major series: Suite of Plant Lithographs (1964–66); Leaves (1973–74); Twelve Leaves (1... read more

An American artist of worldwide renown, Ellsworth Kelly has consistently returned to nature as a subject throughout his extraordinary career. Kelly began making prints in 1964; shortly thereafter he created his first suite of plant lithographs. To date he has produced 72 plant lithographs that fall into five major series: Suite of Plant Lithographs (1964–66); Leaves (1973–74); Twelve Leaves (1... read more

Yakimono: 4000 Years of Japanese Ceramics

"Treasures of Japanese Ceramics" celebrates the 120th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawa'ii. It presents a wide range of exceptional Japanese ceramic ware from a number of institutions in Japan, representing a broad time span, different aesthetics, and multiple techniques. The earliest objects are two middle Jemon period earthenware (c. 25th-15th century bce). Both show strong sculptu... read more

"Treasures of Japanese Ceramics" celebrates the 120th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Hawa'ii. It presents a wide range of exceptional Japanese ceramic ware from a number of institutions in Japan, representing a broad time span, different aesthetics, and multiple techniques. The earliest objects are two middle Jemon period earthenware (c. 25th-15th century bce). Both show strong sculptu... read more

Sister Gertrude Morgan: The Tools of Her Ministry

William Fagaly

Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980) was an African-American self-taught artist, evangelist, musician, and poet who used her diverse talents as a vehicle for and extension of her profound religious faith. Morgan's life and art combine the African-American tradition of autonomous expression with a remarkable inherent artistic sensibility.Gertrude Morgan considered her paintings and decorated obje... read more

Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980) was an African-American self-taught artist, evangelist, musician, and poet who used her diverse talents as a vehicle for and extension of her profound religious faith. Morgan's life and art combine the African-American tradition of autonomous expression with a remarkable inherent artistic sensibility.Gertrude Morgan considered her paintings and decorated obje... read more

Extending the Artist's Hand: Contemporary Sculpture from the Walla Walla Foundry

A quiet country town nestled at the foot of Washington's Blue Mountains with one high school and a population of just under 30,000 is the unlikely home of a world-class art organization, the Walla Walla Foundry. On one particular day, curious onlookers outside the unassuming building could have observed a crane lifting a women's torso onto legs to form a giant urethane foam model, several stor... read more

A quiet country town nestled at the foot of Washington's Blue Mountains with one high school and a population of just under 30,000 is the unlikely home of a world-class art organization, the Walla Walla Foundry. On one particular day, curious onlookers outside the unassuming building could have observed a crane lifting a women's torso onto legs to form a giant urethane foam model, several stor... read more

Frank Lobdell: The Art of Making and Meaning

Timothy Anglin Burgard, Bruce Guenther, Walter Hopps, Robert Flynn Johnson, Bruce Nixon

The first comprehensive overview of the paintings, drawings, prints, and sketchbooks of Lobdell, San Francisco Bay area teacher and important figure in the development of West Coast abstract expressionist painting.

The first comprehensive overview of the paintings, drawings, prints, and sketchbooks of Lobdell, San Francisco Bay area teacher and important figure in the development of West Coast abstract expressionist painting.

The Art of Adolf Wölfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation

Elka Spoerri, Daniel Baumann, Edward M. Gomez

Despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at age thirty-one, Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) achieved artistic greatness in his cell at Waldau Mental Asylum near his native Bern, Switzerland. He has had a profound influence on modern art ever since; André Breton described his work as "one of the three or four most important oeuvres of the twentieth century." The Art of Adolf Wölfli offers a f... read more

Despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at age thirty-one, Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) achieved artistic greatness in his cell at Waldau Mental Asylum near his native Bern, Switzerland. He has had a profound influence on modern art ever since; André Breton described his work as "one of the three or four most important oeuvres of the twentieth century." The Art of Adolf Wölfli offers a f... read more

The Perfect Game: America Looks at Baseball

Elizabeth V. Warren

For the ardent baseball fan, what sets the sport apart - what makes it "the perfect game" - are the treasured memories it evokes of a time gone by. This nostalgic visual history celebrates more than 150 years of baseball's - and America's - past. Beginning in the 1840s and continuing through to the end of the 20th century, the book captures in portraits, watercolours, carvings, painted signs, ... read more

For the ardent baseball fan, what sets the sport apart - what makes it "the perfect game" - are the treasured memories it evokes of a time gone by. This nostalgic visual history celebrates more than 150 years of baseball's - and America's - past. Beginning in the 1840s and continuing through to the end of the 20th century, the book captures in portraits, watercolours, carvings, painted signs, ... read more

The Days We Danced: The Story of My Theatrical Family From Florenz Ziegfeld to Arthur Murray and Beyond

Doris Eaton Travis, J. R. Morris

With Joseph and Charles Eaton As Told to J.R. MorrisAt age fourteen, Doris Eaton was the youngest performer in the Ziegfeld Follies, appearing with such legends as Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Will Rogers, and Marilyn Miller. With two sisters and two brothers also appearing in the Follies in the years between 1918 and 1923, the Eatons became a well-known Broadway family.Beginning their careers i... read more

With Joseph and Charles Eaton As Told to J.R. MorrisAt age fourteen, Doris Eaton was the youngest performer in the Ziegfeld Follies, appearing with such legends as Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Will Rogers, and Marilyn Miller. With two sisters and two brothers also appearing in the Follies in the years between 1918 and 1923, the Eatons became a well-known Broadway family.Beginning their careers i... read more

Lateral Thinking: Art Of The 1990S

Gabriel Orozco, Hugh Davies, Toby Kamps

Lateral Thinking assesses the artistic achievements of the 1990s, concentrating on work by 40 contemporary artists from North, South, and Central America, Cuba, Africa, China and Europe. These include Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Roman de Salvo, Zhang Huan, William Kentridge, Byron Kim, Jean Lowe, Vik Muniz and Cindy Sherman. A number of pervasive themes recur throughout: the body, the co... read more

Lateral Thinking assesses the artistic achievements of the 1990s, concentrating on work by 40 contemporary artists from North, South, and Central America, Cuba, Africa, China and Europe. These include Matthew Barney, Vanessa Beecroft, Roman de Salvo, Zhang Huan, William Kentridge, Byron Kim, Jean Lowe, Vik Muniz and Cindy Sherman. A number of pervasive themes recur throughout: the body, the co... read more

The Voyage of the Icebergs: Frederic Church's Arctic Masterpiece

Eleanor Jones Harvey, Eleanor Jones Harvey

Twelve days after the onset of the American Civil War in April of 1861, Frederic Edwin Church, the most successful American landscape painter of his day, debuted his latest “Great Picture”—a painting titled The North. Despite favorable reviews, the painting failed to find a buyer. Faced with this unexpected setback, Church added a broken mast to the foreground and changed the work’s title to T... read more

Twelve days after the onset of the American Civil War in April of 1861, Frederic Edwin Church, the most successful American landscape painter of his day, debuted his latest “Great Picture”—a painting titled The North. Despite favorable reviews, the painting failed to find a buyer. Faced with this unexpected setback, Church added a broken mast to the foreground and changed the work’s title to T... read more

Quizzical Eye: The Photography of Rondal Partridge

Elizabeth Partridge, Sally Stein

Son of the renowned photographer Imogen Cunningham, Rondal began helping his mother with her work at the age of five. At seventeen he became Dorothea Lange's apprentice, and in the late 1930s he began working for Ansel Adams. Intimately associated with the great photographers of his time, Partridge has absorbed all the techniques his famous teachers could give him, yet he wears this profession... read more

Son of the renowned photographer Imogen Cunningham, Rondal began helping his mother with her work at the age of five. At seventeen he became Dorothea Lange's apprentice, and in the late 1930s he began working for Ansel Adams. Intimately associated with the great photographers of his time, Partridge has absorbed all the techniques his famous teachers could give him, yet he wears this profession... read more

Clement Greenberg: A Critic's Collection

Bruce Guenther

Clement Greenberg (1909-1994) is the most renowned American art critic of the twentieth century and the first to treat New York modern artists as an independent school. In the work of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and sculptor David Smith, Greenberg saw a vitality absent from the art of postwar Europe. His writings helped transform the bohemian colony huddled around Manhattan's grimy Eig... read more

Clement Greenberg (1909-1994) is the most renowned American art critic of the twentieth century and the first to treat New York modern artists as an independent school. In the work of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and sculptor David Smith, Greenberg saw a vitality absent from the art of postwar Europe. His writings helped transform the bohemian colony huddled around Manhattan's grimy Eig... read more

American Radiance: The Ralph Esmerian Gift to the American Folk Art Museum

Stacy C. Hollander

The preeminent private collection of American folk art now becomes public. Showcasing more than 400 outstanding works that comprise the Ralph O. Esmerian gift to the American Folk Art Museum in New York, this sumptuous volume celebrates American folk art in all its vibrant diversity. Combining new research, never-before-published color photographs, and detailed entries on each artwork, America... read more

The preeminent private collection of American folk art now becomes public. Showcasing more than 400 outstanding works that comprise the Ralph O. Esmerian gift to the American Folk Art Museum in New York, this sumptuous volume celebrates American folk art in all its vibrant diversity. Combining new research, never-before-published color photographs, and detailed entries on each artwork, America... read more

Darger: The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum

Brooke Davis Anderson, Michel Thevoz

Henry Darger, who died in 1973, was a secretive Chicago janitor who has since been recognised as one of the supreme self-taught artists of the 20th century. His work depicts a turbulent world of good and evil and often proves disturbing. This volume catalogues the American Folk Art Museum's recent acquisition of 37 Darger paintings.

Henry Darger, who died in 1973, was a secretive Chicago janitor who has since been recognised as one of the supreme self-taught artists of the 20th century. His work depicts a turbulent world of good and evil and often proves disturbing. This volume catalogues the American Folk Art Museum's recent acquisition of 37 Darger paintings.

The Complete Jacob Lawrence: Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence AND Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings, and Murals (1935-1999), A Catalogue Raisonne

This two-volume set, including Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence and Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings, and Murals (1935-1999), A Catalogue Raisonne, is the definitive publication on the work of artist Jacob Lawrence. The result of six years of research by the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonne Project, led by Peter T. Nesbett and Michelle DuBois, the books identify, authentic... read more

This two-volume set, including Over the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence and Jacob Lawrence: Paintings, Drawings, and Murals (1935-1999), A Catalogue Raisonne, is the definitive publication on the work of artist Jacob Lawrence. The result of six years of research by the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonne Project, led by Peter T. Nesbett and Michelle DuBois, the books identify, authentic... read more

Arthur Tress: Fantastic Voyage : Photographs 1956-2000

John Wood

Arthur Tress's career can be seen as a long fantastic voyage - from early photojournalism into the realm of surrealism, eroticism and minature worlds. This retrospective is an overview of Tress's career. As the title implies, Tress's work is full of fantasy - nothing is what it at first seems. His images contain dark undercurrents and light wit, violence and beauty, futuristic scenes and homoe... read more

Arthur Tress's career can be seen as a long fantastic voyage - from early photojournalism into the realm of surrealism, eroticism and minature worlds. This retrospective is an overview of Tress's career. As the title implies, Tress's work is full of fantasy - nothing is what it at first seems. His images contain dark undercurrents and light wit, violence and beauty, futuristic scenes and homoe... read more

Modern Masters of Kyoto: The Transformation of Japanese Painting Traditions, Nihonga from the Griffith and Patricia Way Collection

Michiyo Morioka, Paul Berry

Modern Japanese painting executed in traditional media and formats, or nihonga, developed in post-Meiji Restoration Japan to distinguish traditional art from Western-style oil painting. "Modern Masters of Kyoto" presents more than 80 examples of nihonga from Kyoto - hanging scrolls, screens, and an album - dating from the 1860s to the 1940s. Focusing on two exceptionally original artists, Tsuj... read more

Modern Japanese painting executed in traditional media and formats, or nihonga, developed in post-Meiji Restoration Japan to distinguish traditional art from Western-style oil painting. "Modern Masters of Kyoto" presents more than 80 examples of nihonga from Kyoto - hanging scrolls, screens, and an album - dating from the 1860s to the 1940s. Focusing on two exceptionally original artists, Tsuj... read more

Seymour Lipton: An American Sculptor

Lori Verderame

Constructing his art in the same improvisational spirit as the Abstract Expressionist painters, Lipton used innovative techniques and materials, and created metal works that dealt with issues of the post-war world, from nature and flight to the theories of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell.

Constructing his art in the same improvisational spirit as the Abstract Expressionist painters, Lipton used innovative techniques and materials, and created metal works that dealt with issues of the post-war world, from nature and flight to the theories of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell.

Crossroads: The Experience Music Project Collection

Crossroads, a catalogue of the collection of the Experience Music Project, is a fresh, accessible, and strikingly designed look at the history and future of rock'n'roll. Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, Experience Music Project is a museum devoted to rock music that opens this summer in Seattle. It began in the minds of Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen Patton, whose early passion ... read more

Crossroads, a catalogue of the collection of the Experience Music Project, is a fresh, accessible, and strikingly designed look at the history and future of rock'n'roll. Designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, Experience Music Project is a museum devoted to rock music that opens this summer in Seattle. It began in the minds of Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen Patton, whose early passion ... read more

The Virginia and Bagley Wright Collection

Trevor J. Fairbrother, Seattle Art Museum, Bagley Wright

Published in conjunction with the March 1999 exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum of 72 selections from the Wright collection of contemporary art. Rather than offering a summary history of postwar art told through the examples that the Wrights have acquired, the volume seeks to distill and honor so

Published in conjunction with the March 1999 exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum of 72 selections from the Wright collection of contemporary art. Rather than offering a summary history of postwar art told through the examples that the Wrights have acquired, the volume seeks to distill and honor so

Dreams 1900-2000: Science, Art, and the Unconscious Mind (Cornell Studies in the History of Psychiatry)

When Sigmund Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900, he began the modern study of a phenomenon that has fascinated human beings for thousands of years. At the same time he opened a new realm, the unconscious mind, to filmmakers and artists who were inspired by his theories. This beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated book―written to commemorate the centenary of Freud's cla... read more

When Sigmund Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900, he began the modern study of a phenomenon that has fascinated human beings for thousands of years. At the same time he opened a new realm, the unconscious mind, to filmmakers and artists who were inspired by his theories. This beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated book―written to commemorate the centenary of Freud's cla... read more

Morris Graves: The Early Works

Theodore F. Wolff

Published in conjunction with an exhibit organized by the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington. Wolffe discusses the early work of the painter who burst from a regional following in the Pacific Northwest to art-world celebrity when he was 31 years old, after a 1942 Museum of Modern Art exh

Published in conjunction with an exhibit organized by the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington. Wolffe discusses the early work of the painter who burst from a regional following in the Pacific Northwest to art-world celebrity when he was 31 years old, after a 1942 Museum of Modern Art exh

Story Painter: The Life of Jacob Lawrence

John Duggleby

The paintings of Jacob Lawrence tell stories. Stories of enslavement and freedom, of human migration and renaissance, of struggle and of triumph. A collection of these stunning paintings provides the backdrop for this exceptional biography which tells the story of one of our finest living painters-from his family's experience in the great migration North, to his growing up in the midst of the ... read more

The paintings of Jacob Lawrence tell stories. Stories of enslavement and freedom, of human migration and renaissance, of struggle and of triumph. A collection of these stunning paintings provides the backdrop for this exceptional biography which tells the story of one of our finest living painters-from his family's experience in the great migration North, to his growing up in the midst of the ... read more

Another Africa: Photographs by Robert Lyons

Robert Lyons

Another Africa is a book that fuses photographs, poetry, and text to create a view of present-day Africa that moves beyond the stereotypes commonly held by most westerners: an open-air ethnographic museum, a continent in constant turmoil, a vast expanse of beautiful sand dunes and tropical savannas where herds of wildlife roam. This work peels away myths to explore the complexity, diversity, a... read more

Another Africa is a book that fuses photographs, poetry, and text to create a view of present-day Africa that moves beyond the stereotypes commonly held by most westerners: an open-air ethnographic museum, a continent in constant turmoil, a vast expanse of beautiful sand dunes and tropical savannas where herds of wildlife roam. This work peels away myths to explore the complexity, diversity, a... read more

Manuel Neri: Early Work 1953-1978

Manuel Neri, Price Amerson

Comprehensive volume on the leading sculptor of influential Bay Area figurative movement.

Comprehensive volume on the leading sculptor of influential Bay Area figurative movement.

A Collecting Odyssey: The Alsdorf Collection of Indian and East Asian Art

Pratapaditya Pal, Stephen Little

One of the finest private collections of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art in America is owned by James and Marilynn Alsdorf. This catalogue provides an opportunity for individuals other than scholars and specialists to view the works of art. Assembled over a period of several decades, the Alsdorf collection of over 450 objects covers a wide geographical and chronological range in Sout... read more

One of the finest private collections of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian art in America is owned by James and Marilynn Alsdorf. This catalogue provides an opportunity for individuals other than scholars and specialists to view the works of art. Assembled over a period of several decades, the Alsdorf collection of over 450 objects covers a wide geographical and chronological range in Sout... read more

Blurring The Boundaries: Installation Art 1969-1996

Hugh Davies

A classic documentation of site-specific and multi-media installation artwork, Blurring the Boundaries surveys twenty-five years of the genre's finest accomplishments. Included are James Turrell, Vito Acconci, Terry Allen, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Anish Kapoor, Celia Alvarez Munoz and others.

A classic documentation of site-specific and multi-media installation artwork, Blurring the Boundaries surveys twenty-five years of the genre's finest accomplishments. Included are James Turrell, Vito Acconci, Terry Allen, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Anish Kapoor, Celia Alvarez Munoz and others.

Book by Gamwell, Lynn, Tomes, Nancy

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