EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

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Tell It with Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial
Sarah Greenough et al.

Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ magisterial Shaw Memorial (1900) honors Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first regiments of African American soldiers formed during the Civil War (and portrayed in the 1989 film Glory). Although the soldiers’ heads are based on anonymous models, the men and women associated with the 54th are made known here through vintage photographs, letters, and the first Medal of Honor earned by an African American soldier. The Shaw Memorial and works by Lewis Hine, Richard Benson, Carrie Mae Weems, William Earle Williams, and Ed Hamilton embody the legacy of the 54th Massachusetts. And a roster of some 1,600 soldiers from the 54th specifies personal data when known, including rank and fate at the Battle of Fort Wagner.

228 pages | 137 color images | 9.5 x 11 inches

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Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris
Sarah Kennel et al.

One of the most talented photographers of the nineteenth century, Charles Marville photographed city scenes throughout France and Germany in the 1850s, explored landscape and portraiture, and became known as the official photographer of Paris during its transition years under Baron Haussmann. His best-known photographs record Paris before and after its medieval streets gave way to the broad boulevards we associate with the City of Light. Yet Marville has long been an enigma. Among many new insights revealed in this meticulously researched monograph is that he was born Charles-François Bossu in 1813 and adopted his pseudonym as a young illustrator in the 1830s. This first comprehensive examination of Marville’s life and career delivers the much-awaited recognition his work deserves.

280 pages | 169 illustrations | 9.5 x 11 inches

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Andrew Wyeth: A Spoken Self Portrait
Richard Meryman

Richard Meryman began an enduring friendship with Andrew Wyeth while writing for Life magazine in 1964. Over four decades, he recorded some 600 hours of conversations with Wyeth as well as family, friends, and neighbors in Pennsylvania and Maine — ​including Christina Olson, subject of Christina’s World. This book offers a taste of those recordings, skillfully crafted by Meryman into five monologues on key themes in Wyeth’s work. We hear Wyeth speak vividly of people and places that triggered memories and emotions to which he gave powerful expression in his art. He shares personal experiences and talks about artists who inspired him and why, revealing profound understanding of these influences. This fascinating book includes reproductions of many works of art discussed by Wyeth in his own words as well as previously unpublished photographs of the artist’s studio taken since his death in 2009.

132 pages | 101 color images | 4.5 x 9.75 inches

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Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press
Judith Brodie and Adam Greenhalgh

Featuring 125 working proofs and edition prints produced between 1972 and 2010 at Crown Point Press in San Francisco, one of the most influential printmaking studios of the last half century, Yes, No, Maybe goes beyond celebrating the flash of inspiration and the role of the imagination to examine the artistic process as a sequence of decisions. Among the twenty-five artists represented are those with long ties to Crown Point Press — Richard Diebenkorn, John Cage, Chuck Close, and Sol LeWitt — ​as well as those whose association is more recent, such as Mamma Andersson, Julie Mehretu, and Jockum Nordström.

240 pages | 125 color images | 8.625 x 10.25 inches

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Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History
Volume 1: Renaissance Masterworks
Edited by Daphne Barbour an E. Melanie Gifford

The National Gallery of Art introduces a new biennial journal presenting the latest conservation research on works in its collection. Facture, named for “the manner in which things are made,” addresses issues from conservation treatment and technical art history to scientific research. Presenting peer-reviewed scholarly articles, Facture is addressed equally to colleagues in conservation, the sciences, and art history.

The inaugural volume focuses on great works of the Renaissance, including sculpture, paintings, textiles, and drawings. Articles present detailed research and technical analysis (from microscopic and spectroscopic studies to novel imaging methods), seeking to foster a productive multi-disciplinary dialogue.

200 pages | 193 color images | 8 x 11.125 inches

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Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art
Mary Morton

Among the most beloved paintings at the National Gallery of Art are the intimately scaled French impressionist and post-impressionist works collected by Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce. These are pictures the donors bought and lived with in their homes before giving them to the nation, and they inspired gifts of similar works from other generous collectors. The broad appeal of the Gallery’s small French paintings stems from their sense of intimacy — they were made for personal enjoyment and depict quiet interiors, lush landscapes, family groups, people reading, sailing, and visiting the beach. This volume presents some sixty-five luminous works along with an essay high­lighting for the first time Ailsa Mellon Bruce’s role in the formation of the Gallery’s collection.

168 pages | 87 color images | 10.25 x 12.25 inches

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An Eye For Art: Focusing on Great Artists an Their Work
Presented by the National Gallery of Art

Introduce children ages seven and up to more than fifty great artists and their work in this lively family-oriented resource compiled from the National Gallery of Art’s popular quarterly NGAkids. Educators, homeschoolers, and families alike will find their creativity sparked by this beautiful gathering of art and information from the nation’s stellar collection.

180 pages | 9 x 11 inches

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Albrecht Dürer: Master Drawings, Watercolors, and Prints from the Albertina
Andrew Robison et al.

Just as Leonardo de Vinci is to Renaissance Italy, Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) is the reigning genius of the Northern European Renaissance. Dürer created paintings and portraits and wrote theoretical treatises on many subjects, yet his greatest and most influential works were his drawings, watercolors, engravings, and woodcuts. The Albertina in Vienna houses the preeminent collection of Dürer’s finished drawings and watercolors, many of them masterpieces acquired by Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II. This volume includes more than eighty watercolors and drawings from the Albertina, among them The Great Piece of Turf and Praying Hands, as well as related engravings and woodcuts. Dürer’s refined precision, exquisite craftsmanship, and life and work are discussed in the context of the Albertina’s magnificent collection.

368 pages | 215 color images | 9.5 x 12 inches

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Shock of the News
Judith Brodie et al.

Taking its title from Robert Hughes’ popular BBC television series The Shock of the New (1980), this absorbing volume examines the many manifestations of the “newspaper phenomenon” from 1909 to 2009, a century during which major and lesser-known artists engaged in a vibrant relationship with the printed news. The catalogue includes works by Picasso, Braque, Man Ray, and a wide range of contemporary artists from Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns to Laurie Anderson and Robert Gober. Accompanying essays remind us of the newspaper’s historical legacy, its cultural importance, and its continuing artistic role.

168 pages | 102 color images, 30 black and white images | 9.5 x 11.25 inches

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Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540
Gregory Jecmen and Freyda Spira

Augsburg enjoyed a golden age in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, fostering numerous artists such as Hans Burgkmair, Erhard Ratdolt, Daniel Hopfer, Jörg Breu, and Hans Weiditz. Focusing on the drawings, prints, and illustrated books they created as well as the innovative printing techniques they used, this volume — the first of its kind in English — serves as an introduction to the city of Augsburg during this period. Encompassing imperial propaganda, notably, for Maximilian I, humanist subjects, and devotional works, this distinctive body of work also celebrates artistic virtuosity and invention.

120 pages | 48 color images | 6.5 x 10 inches

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Color, Line, Light: French Drawings, Watercolors, and Pastels from Delacroix to Signac
Margaret Morgan Grasselli et al.

In his introduction to this book, Richard Brettell calls the nineteenth century in France “the paper century,” a period of extraordinary richness, experimentation, and inventiveness. Color, Line, Light addresses how French artists both initiated and responded to numerous shifts in tastes and style over the course of the century. Much has been written about the major movements and individual artists of the period, whereas this book considers the broad span of French draftsmanship from romanticism to neo-impressionism. The drawings, pastels, and watercolors present a rich diversity of subjects, styles, and techniques, alongside a comprehensive introduction and analysis of key artistic movements.

180 pages | 150 color images | 9.5 x 11.25 inches

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The McCrindle Gift: A Distinguished Collection of Drawings and Watercolors
Margaret Morgan Grasselli et al.

The late Joseph F. McCrindle’s recent gift to the National Gallery of Art comprises a rich selection of seventy-one drawings, encompassing a broad range of works by European and American artists from five centuries. This beautifully illustrated volume features works on paper by old master Italian, Netherlandish, French, and British artists, including Parmigianino, Marten van Heemskerck, Hubert Robert, and Thomas Rowlandson. Among the works by American artists are watercolors by William Stanley Haseltine and John Singer Sargent. New scholarship on individual works, a fully illustrated checklist of other works in the McCrindle Collection at the National Gallery of Art, and a biographical account of their enlightened collector complete this handsome edition.

208 pages | 355 color images | 8.6 x 11.6 inches

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George Bellows
Charles Brock et al.

Published in conjunction with a major retrospective exhibition, this landmark volume is a rigorous analysis of the short life and career of American painter George Bellows (1882-1925) from his meteoric rise in New York City in the early twentieth century to the largely unexplored period preceding his death. Abundant, detailed illustrations from every phase of the artist’s work accompany a series of thematic essays by leading art and social historians. In the aggregate they offer a rigorous and comprehensive view of Bellows’ artistic achievements in all mediums and a fresh consideration of his standing in relationship to artists such as Hopper, Picasso, and Manet as well as to his unique place in the history of both American and Western art.

"This new volume is surely the most important Bellows publication to date . . . [It] will open up one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century to a whole new generation. Never before has a book provided so many of the artist's creative achievements." —Ex Libris, American Fine Art

348 pages | 270 color images | 11.25 x 9.6 inches

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