Featuring more than forty objects handpicked by President and Eloise M. Martin Director James Cuno, this special issue of Museum Studiescontinues the Art Institute's ongoing attempt to bring its collecting activities into wide, public view. The publication takes an extended look at important acquisitions made by each of the museum's ten curatorial departments in 2004 and 2005, surveying a dazzling range of works by artists both ancient and modern, ranging from architectural models, rare books, and decorative arts to paintings, photographs, and digital video installations.
Among the objects highlighted are an imposing bronze ritual vessel from early ninth-century China; a delicately rendered sixteenth-century nativity scene by Fra Bartolommeo; Roy Lichtenstein's innovative, arresting Mirror in Six Parts (1971); and paintings and works on paper by noted artists such as Claude Monet, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Jasper Johns, and Son Man-jin. Illuminated by generous, full-color reproductions and a lively, accessible text, this is an indispensable guide to the newest and finest the Art Institute has to offer.
Table of Contents:
Acknowledgments Gregory Nosan Introduction James Cuno Catalogue African and Amerindian Art American Art Architecture and Design Asian Art Contemporary Art European Decorative Arts and Sculpture, and Ancient Art Medieval to Modern European Painting and Modern European Sculpture Photography Prints and Drawings Ryerson Library Textiles Notes
The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006 8 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.; 96 pages; 65 illustrations Softcover ISBN 0-300-11258-0
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