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1 CASSIDY, DONNA M. Marsden Hartley: Race, Religion And Nation.
University of New Hampshire Press / University Press of New England, Hanover: 2005. 1584654465 / 9781584654469 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A provocative new reading of the great American avant-garde arist Marsden Hartley's late work. At the vanguard of renewed interest in Maine's influential early modernist Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), author Donna M. Cassidy brilliantly appraises the contemporary social, political, and economic realities that shaped Hartley's landmark late art. During the late 1930s and early 1940s, Hartley strove to represent the distinctive subjects of his native region—the North Atlantic folk, the Maine coast, and Mount Katahdin—producing work that demands an interpretive approach beyond art history's customary biographical, stylistic, and thematic methodologies. Cassidy, sensitive to the psychological and gender analysis traditionally central to interpretations of Hartley, becomes the first scholar to reassess his late work in light of contemporary American perceptions of race, ethnicity, place, and history. This remarkable new book resonates not only as a seminal Hartley study and a complex art and cultural period history, but as a superb example of applied early twentieth-century American intellectual history informed by an impressive command of primary and secondary interdisciplinary literature. Numerous and rich illustrations, as well as transcriptions of several key essays by Hartley, some never before published, including "This Country of Maine" (1937-38), round out this insightful, nuanced, and revolutionary treatment. Donna M. Cassidy's Marsden Hartley will engage general readers as well as scholars and students. "Despite his reputation as an aesthete unaffected by social concerns, Cassidy argues, Hartley's late paintings look like works by a savvy operator who reinvented himself as a native-born painter in order to take advantage of the newfound popularity of a state that had added the 'Vacationland' slogan to its license plates in 1936. Traveling to scenic parts of Maine he'd never visited before, Hartley drew inspiration for the expressionist paintings of lighthouses, Mount Katahdin, and the like that he painted before his death in 1943 from the postcards and brochures he picked up."—Boston Globe "[H]ighly readable, thoroughly researched, and thoughtfully conceived . . . Highly recommended."—Choice "This study represents a decade-and-a-half of the author's meticulous research, as she carefully reconstructs the social and cultural bases underpinning the representational strategies that Hartley adopted as he purposefully crafted his own artistic identity during the later phase of his career, circa 1934-43. Cassidy's text is itself an impressively multi-layered, composite work that is a product not only of modernist art history but of rigorous cross-disciplinary inquiry in American Studies and New England Studies. This book represents the product of the sustained thought and probing inquiry Cassidy has devoted to these fascinating and complicated subjects. Cassidy has produced an archivally solid and conceptually powerful account of Hartley that suggestively extends the familiar parameters of the artistic monograph, just as she critically repositions Hartley's paintings, writings, and rhetoric within an expanded—and evermore complex—College Art Reviews "Donna Cassidy offers us the most complete portrait we have of Marsden Hartley as an artist. Without ignoring the recent scholarship on Hartley's sexuality, Cassidy returns him to his own sense of himself—one he arrived at with great struggle, to be sure—as a native of Maine, an artist who said what he had to say through the means of his local landscape and neighbors. Building on a decade of her own work, Cassidy convincingly presents Hartley not as an isolated, tortured genius, but someone fully aware of the art world he is operating in, an arena that after the early 1920's was not 'modernist' but 'Americanist.' The larger issue the book tackles is modernism itself: it is a very welcome addition to the state of that question."—Bruce Robertson, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, Chief Curator, Art of the Americas, and Deputy Director, Art Programs, Los Angeles County Museum of Art "This is a fresh and forceful study. Cassidy places Hartley's writings and paintings of the late 1930s and early 1940s within the discourses of New England tourism, primitivism, Regionalism, and Nazism, giving us a complex picture of the aging artist seeking to become the 'painter from Maine.' Lucidly written, this book integrates art history and cultural studies in exemplary fashion."—Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: Beyond Hartley the Modernist • I. Painting and Marketing Region • The "Painter from Maine" and New England Regionalism • Consumerism, Tourism, and Regional Art • II. Inventing the Past • Autobiography: Creating the Self, Region, and Nation • The Lincoln Portraits: Between Autobiography and Public History • Autobiography and Public History • Artifacts and the Historical Landscape • III. Representing the Folk • The Folk and the Modernist Primitive • The Working-Class Male Body: Masculinity, Homosexuality, and Nation • The North Atlantic Folk and Racial Discourse • Appendixes: Essays by Marsden Hartley - A "New England on the Trapeze" • B "The Six Greatest New England Painters" • C "On the Subject of Nativeness - A Tribute to Maine" • D "This Country of Maine" • "George Fuller" • "The Nordica Homestead" • "Fanny [sic] Hardy Eckstorm - Penobscot Man" • Notes • Bibliography • Index. Donna M. Cassidy is Professor of American & New England Studies and Art History at the University of Southern Maine, and the author of Painting the Musical City: Jazz and Cultural Identity in American Art, 1910-1940 (1997). "Cassidy has written a courageous book . . . show[ing] how Hartley integrated his prejudices into his artistic program. Hartley's art and life hold important lessons about the value of studying art in cultural context and the danger of the self-censorship that kept earlier generations of Americans from studying Nazi art and recognizing . . . uncomfortable links."—New York Times Book Review 
Price: 37.95 USD
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2 CHENEY, SHELDON. A World History Of Art.
The Viking Press, New York: 1946. Sixth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Underlining on some pages. 
Accorrding to the author, "Throughout the writing of this book I have tried to keep in mind the man who has heard hopefully that art is important and rewarding, who wants a personal touch to it. I have pictured the average student or adult reader as desiring not so much facts as an introduction to the experience of art." Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.48 USD
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University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1968. 0520052560 / 9780520052567 Eighteenth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
"A rich feast of letters, manifestos, reviews, interviews, and other writings relating to the study of modern art, carefully searched and methodically selected... book fills a need often cited by art historians and students to put the study of modern art on a sounder ideological basis." - Library Journal Includes an Index. 
Price: 20.66 USD
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4 CLAY, JEAN. From Impressionism To Modern Art.
Chartwell Books, Secaucus: 1980. 0890095442 / 9780890095447 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The history of modern art from the death of Vincent van Gogh in 1890 to the end of World War I in 1918 has been organized by the French art critic and teacher around the six subjects that he considers to be the keys to the understanding of the revolutionary art of that lively period. Going beyond the traditional narration of events and the usual nominative and chronological divisions of art history, the techniques used in this book are based chiefly on a generous visual presentation of the works of the period, an incisive and penetrating analysis of each work reproduced, and the systematic employment of primary documents, many of them never before published. The six keys to understanding the art of the period 1890-1918, as identified by Jean Clay and used as the structure of this volume are color, distortion, the pulverized object, frontality, the real object, and movement. These themes reveal a lively and revolutionary age whose art was dominated by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Leger, Robert Delaunay, Paul Klee, Kazimir Malevich, Piet Mondrian, Marc Chagall, Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, and Wassily Kandinsky. 
Price: 73.86 USD
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The University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1987. 0226143244 / 9780226143248 s Softcover. Good condition. The front cover is dogeared. 
In order to make a disturbance in the philosophy of art which still dominates discourse on painting, we will take a glimpse into the origins of painting. Includes an Index. 
Price: 38.48 USD
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6 FRY, ROGER; WERNER, ALFRED (INTRODUCTION). Cezanne: A Study Of His Development.
The Noonday Press, New York: 1958. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
The late Roger Fry was an art critic of unequaled perception and influence. One of his missions was to work for a better understanding of the Impressionist school and, above all, to claim for Cezanne (1839-1906) the great place that was rightfully his. In Cezanne Fry wrote a critical analysis which has never been surpassed. He achieved with conspicuous sussess a two-fold aim: to show the essential development of the painter's genius and to approach his work as it really is; as Fry himself words it, to detect "the profound difference between Cezanne's message and what we have made of it." The result is a book, couched in Fry's most lucid, penetrating manner which is of great technical value to the painter and student, and which offers to the layman an illuminating demonstration of the essential nature of Cezanne's art. Includes 54 illustrations. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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7 GAUGUIN, PAUL; DENVIR, BERNARD (SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY). Gauguin: Letters From Brittany And The South Seas, The Search For Paradise.
Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York: 1992. 0517588692 / 9780517588697 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
"I am leaving to Tahiti where I shall hope to end my days. My art . . . I regard as no more than a tender shoot, though one that I hope to develop into a wild and primitive growth. . . . The European Gauguin has ceased to exist and nobody will ever see any of his works here again." With these words, Paul Gauguin set off on a voyage that would not only irrevocably change his own life and work, but also the entire course of modern art. This volume combines for the first time the artist's public expressions of his world - his paintings - with his private correspondence - to his estranged wife,his agent, and his illustrious contemporaries such as Strindberg and van Gogh. Gauguin vividly describes his creative movements as well as the details of his daily life, most poignantly his consuming worries about health and finances. The book is illustrated throughout with many of Gauguin's most ambitious and beautiful canvases. Watercolors and pencil sketches illuminate the early stages of these major works,and illustrated journal pages and rare vintage photographs reveal the people and places he knew. 
Price: 16.15 USD
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8 GAUNT, WILLIAM. The Golden Age Of Flemish Art.
Greenwich House, New York: 1983. 0517416468 / 9780517416464 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The author of this book, well known as an art and and social historian, tells the story of the artistic legacy left by the cities of the Southern Netherlands, now part of modern Belgium. He singles out four "cities of art" for main consideration-Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, and Antwerp-but deals with the whole artistic development of the southern Netherlands from the later 14th century to the early 18th century. Includes 98 illustrations, 46 of which are in color, notes on the principle artists, bibliography, and index. 
Price: 44.65 USD
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9 GOMBRICH, E. H. The Story Of Art.
Phaidon Publishers, London: 1951. Fourth Edition. Revised Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is slightly worn. 
Intended for all who feel in need of some first orientation in a strange and fascinating field. It will show the newcomer the lie of the land without confusing him with details; it hopes to enable him to bring some intelligible order into the wealth of names, periods and styles which crowd the pages of more ambitious works, and so to equip him for consulting more specialized books. Includes an Index. "By far the best popular introduction to the history of art that I know." - Meyer Schapiro, Associate Professor of Art, Columbia University 
Price: 15.63 USD
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10 HAMILTON, GEORGE HEARD. Painting And Sculpture In Europe, 1880-1940.
Penguin Books, New York: 1979. 0140561293 / 9780140561296 s Softcover. Good condition. 
An authoritative guide through the forest of artistic labels -- Impressionism and Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism, Constructivism, Surrealism, etc. -- and the achievements of Degas and Cezanne, Ensor and Munch, Matisse and Kandinsky, Picasso, Braque and Jacob Epstein, Mondrian, Dali, Modigliani, Utrillo and Chagall, Klee, Henry Moore and many others in a revolutionary age. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.93 USD
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11 IVINS, JR., WILLIAM M.; VIATOR ( PELERIN). On The Rationalization Of Sight: With An Examination Of Three Renaissance Texts On Perspective.
Da Capo Press, New York: 1975. 030680011X / 9780306800115 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Imaginatively constructs a forceful argument concerning the role that perspective played in the development of Western thought. Perspective, he asserts provided a simple but logical scheme for representing th3e relationship between people's perception of objects and the location of those objects in space. But beyond the creation of a system for accurate pictorial representation, Ivins demonstrates that the theories of Alberti, Durer, Pelerin (the Viator) enabled people to symbolize mathematically their sensuous awareness of nature and to classify phenomena which could not be adequately encompassed by verbal symbols alone. In this application of mathematics to the perseption of the p;hysical world, Ivins finds the basis of modern scientific thought. 
Price: 38.12 USD
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12 MYERS, BERNARD S. Modern Art In The Making.
McGraw-Hill, New York: 1959. Second Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. Chips and tears to DJ. 
From the French Revolution and its Neoclassicism to the Abstract Expressionist movement after World War Two, every stylistic transition and the changes from one period to the next are described in a coherent narrative, free from jargon. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.30 USD
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Editorial Mayfe, Madrid: 1976. 8471050374 / 9788471050373 s Softcover. Fair condition. Cover has scratches and chips. Binding is worn. 
In Spain, there existed a great art-collecting tradition that was rooted in the Catholic Kings (Reyes Cato-Licos, Isabel y Fernando), especially in Queen Isabel of Cascessors, Carlos V, the Emperor, Felipe II and III and above all IV, were great protectors of the arts. Includes an Index and floor guides to the museum. Well illustrated. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2010. Texts and Documents Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Delivered three times between 1898 and 1902 and subsequently revised with an eye toward publication, Alois Riegl's lectures on the origins of Baroque art in Rome broke new ground in its field. In his approach and content, Riegl offered a markedly different account from that of Heinrich Wölfflin and other contemporaries: the beginning of the new artistic era extending from the 1520s to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was to be judged by its own rules and not merely as a period of decline. This first English translation brings Riegl's compelling vision of the Baroque to life and amply illustrates his charisma as a lecturer. His text is full of perceptive observations on the most important artists of the period from Michelangelo to Caravaggio. By taking the spectator into consideration, Riegl identifies a crucial defining change between Renaissance and Baroque art and provides invaluable inspiration for present-day readers. Andrew Hopkins is associate professor in the Department of Comparative History and Methodology of the University of L'Aquila. Arnold Witte is assistant professor in the Department of the Cultural History of Europe at the University of Amsterdam. Alina Payne is professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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15 RUSSELL, JOHN. The Meanings Of Modern Art.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York / Harper & Row: 1980. 0060137010 / 9780060137014 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
"This book is based upon two beliefs," says John Russell in his preface. "One is that in art, as in the sciences, ours is one of the big centuries. The other is that the history of art, if properly set out, is the history of everything." It is in this spirit that the book deals with the major movements in art and the major artists since the 1860s. But the book also interweaves political and military history, music, philosophy, psychology, drama, architecture, poetry, the novel and the movies. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.48 USD
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16 SALTZMAN, CYNTHIA. Portrait Of Dr. Gachet: The Story Of A Van Gogh Masterpiece - Money, Politics, Collectors, Greed, And Loss.
Penguin Books, New York: 1999. 0140254870 / 9780140254877 Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
At a star-studded auction in 1990, a painting was sold for the record-breaking price $82.5 million. That painting, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, one of the last done by Vincent van Gogh, had been painted almost one hundred years earlier. This fascinating book reconstructs the painting's hundred-year journey and becomes a rich story of modernist art and the political and commercial forces influencing the art market. Includes an Index. ""Saltzman has had a brilliant idea for a book, and she has executed it wondrously." - Gerald Walker, The Washington Post Book World 
Price: 8.03 USD
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17 WOLF, JAY BRYAN. Romantic Re-vision: Culture And Consciousness In Nineteenth- Century American Painting And Literature.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 1982. 0226905012 / 9780226905013 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition has slight chips tp dustjacket. 
Jay Bryan Wolf seeks to revise our understanding of the nature of American Romantic painting- its remarkable complexity, modernity, and expressive power- and help redefine the enterprise of criticism so as to recapture that artistic heritage. Includes an Index. 
Price: 112.34 USD
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18 WOLFFLIN, HEINRICH. The Art Of Albrecht Durer.
Phaidon Publishers, London: 1971. 0714814679 / 9780714814674 New Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Universally recognized as a classic of art history. Albrect Durer's work is known everywhere through his engravings, his woodcuts, his magnificent drawings and watercolors, and finally through his altarpieces and portraits. Translated into English from the German by Alastair and Heide Grieve. Includes an Index. 
Price: 70.54 USD
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