For the first time in its history, the Art Institute of Chicago has published a catalogue highlighting its extensive collection of American arts. Among the 200 works featured in this landmark publication are paintings by Cassatt, Copley, Eakins, Homer, Inness, Sargent, and Whistler; sculptures by Greenough, Hosmer, Saint-Gaudens, and Taft; furniture from the colonial era to the 20th century, including masterpieces by Herter Brothers and Frank Lloyd Wright; and superb examples of silver and glass objects.
This copiously illustrated book begins with a lively introduction by curator Judith A. Barter on the evolution of the museum's collection and the social context in which it developed. Featured works are discussed in 150 short essays, which include new research and are the most authoritative studies of these important objects. The authors have presented their findings in an accessible style that will engage both the general reader and the specialist. For anyone interested in American art, this is an indispensable guide to an important collection.
Table of Contents:
Foreword James N. Wood Preface Judith A. Barter American Art in the "Great Grey City": The Evolution of a Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago Judith A. Barter The American Arts Collection Entries by Judith A. Barter, Kimberly Rhodes, and Seth A. Thayer, with contributions by Andrew Walker From Colony to Nation The Young Republic The Civil War Era and the Gilded Age The Modern Era Glossary of Decorative Arts Terms Index
The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998 9 1/2 x 12 in.; 360 pages; 340 illustrations Hardcover ISBN 0-86559-172-5
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