works of art, these books make great gifts and of course, buying online is easy.
Brown, Milton. American Art
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall and New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1990.
Brown's American Art survey text is a respected overview of the styles,
events, and artists of the United States. This book expands upon Brown's
contributions to art historical scholarship and focuses on the period in American
modernism from the Armory Show through the Depression era. This text includes anecdotes,
artist's statements, and statistical accounts in Brown's thorough yet engaging writing
Castro, Jan G. The Art and Life of
Georgia O'Keeffe New York: Crown Publishing, 1995.
A comprehensive look at the beautiful works and the long, prolific
career of one of the most beloved and popular artists in America. Topics include Georgia
O'Keeffe's exploration of early abstraction during her early years in New York, her
relationship with Alfred Stieglitz and the 291 Gallery, her stylistic transition to the
famous flower paintings, and her dedication to painting the American landscape.
Polcari, Stephen. Abstract Expressionism
and the Modern Experience. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Stephen Polcari's book is a mainstay in American art historical
scholarship. This groundbreaking book, finally, clarifies the themes and context of the
works of many of the best known American modernists: Jackson Pollock, Willem DeKooning,
Mark Rothko, and Robert Motherwell. The Abstract Expressionists (or New York School
artists) are discussed in terms of the impact of World War II and the events and
mannerisms of American culture at mid century. This book is a crucial addition to the
library of any person with an interested in post-war culture and American art.
Stich, Sidra. Made in USA. Berkeley:
University of California Press, 1987.
Made in USA derived from the exhibition of the same
name. A survey of American art, this show and the accompanying exhibition catalogue
explores the influences and impact of American art on the art world.
Dr. Lori, An American
Sculptor: Seymour Lipton. Pennsylvania State University and
Hudson Hills Press.
Written by Masterpiece Technologies Inc.'s director, Dr.
Lori, this book on Abstract Expressionism, the major modern art movement in the United States after the Second World War, catapulted American artists to the forefront of the art world. New York replaced Paris as the world art center and the Abstract Expressionist artists who worked in the city
became known as members of the New York School.
While post-war painters including Jackson Pollock, Willem DeKooning, and Robert Motherwell shared the spotlight, the era's sculptors received only modest critical and popular acclaim. One of the movements most influential and prolific sculptors was the New York native,
Seymour Lipton (1903-1986).
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