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Aelbert Cuyp

Published to accompany an international touring exhibition, Aelbert Cuyp reproduces 45 of the artist’s most distinguished paintings and 64 drawings, accompanied by more than 100 comparative illustrations and insightful essays by a team of curators and scholars.

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American Light: The Luminist Movement, 1850–1875: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs

American Light makes a fresh and comprehensive examination of the culminating phase of Hudson River painting, now commonly called luminism.

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Art for the Nation: Collecting for a New Century

This catalog accompanied an exhibition presenting approximately 150 works, all acquired during the last decade of the 20th century, that survey the last five centuries of European and American art.

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The Art of Paolo Veronese, 1528–1588

This catalog, part of the worldwide celebrations that commemorated the 400th anniversary of Paolo Veronese’s death, illustrates every aspect of Veronese’s career and demonstrates the evolution of his style.

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The Art of Paul Gauguin

The Art of Paul Gauguin reproduces more than 200 works by this important modern artist and includes essays, a chronology, selected writings by the artist, and a list of exhibitions.

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Bellows: The Boxing Pictures

This catalog brings together all of Bellows’s boxing paintings, as well as most of the known drawings and lithographs on this theme.

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A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt

This catalog includes 140 drawings from the Gallery’s collection created between the years 1900 and 2000: those works that build on convention as well as those that defy it.

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Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration

Circa 1492 assesses the meeting of the worlds that took place at the end of the 15th century from the lasting perspective of art and cultural achievement.

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Degas: The Dancers

This catalog, with 58 of Degas’s works featuring the dancers of the Opera ballet, has two goals: to survey the range of Degas’s treatments of ballet subjects from the late 1860s until the end of his working life sometime after 1900, and to reevaluate Degas’s working methods.

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Drawing on America’s Past: Folk Art, Modernism, and the Index of American Design

This publication celebrated the 60th anniversary in 2002 of the acquisition by the National Gallery of Art of the Index of American Design, a collection of more than 18,000 watercolor renderings of American folk, popular, and decorative art.

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The Drawings of Annibale Carracci

This catalog presents for the first time the drawings of Bolognese artist Annibale Carracci on their own, separate from works believed to be by his brother Agostino and cousin Ludovico.

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Edvard Munch: Symbols and Images

This exhibition catalog provides viewers an opportunity to experience the full range of Munch’s genius, both in painting and also in graphic work, and reexamines Munch as an heir to existing 19th-century traditions such as impressionism.

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The Eye of Thomas Jefferson

This catalog, which marked the bicentennial of our nation’s founding in 1776, takes as its focus the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, and provides an aesthetic biography of this Founding Father and his commitment to the arts and intellectual life of his time.

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The Flowering of Florence: Botanical Art for the Medici

The Flowering of Florence celebrates the close ties linking the arts and the sciences in Tuscany between the 16th and 18th centuries.

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From Botany to Bouquets: Flowers in Northern Art

From Botany to Bouquets examines the origins of flower painting with a selection of botanical treatises, manuscripts, and watercolors by 16th- and 17th-century printmakers and draftsmen.

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From Schongauer to Holbein: Master Drawings from Basel and Berlin

This catalog accompanied an exhibition of nearly 200 quintessential examples of early German and Swiss drawings.

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Gardens on Paper: Prints and Drawings, 1200–1900

Gardens on Paper explores the garden theme in works of art on paper, including 15th-century codices, early engravings, drawings, books, and topographical plans, as well as through images of allegorical, secular, and even imaginary gardens.

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Gemini G.E.L.: Recent Prints and Sculpture

This catalog includes highlights from recent editions created at Gemini G.E.L., all part of the Gemini G.E.L. Archive at the National Gallery of Art.

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Goya: Images of Women

This groundbreaking book is the first to examine the representations of women within Goya’s multifaceted art, and in so doing, it sheds new light on the evolution of his artistic creativity as well as the roles assumed by women in late 18th- and early 19th-century Spain.

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Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz aims to challenge and augment the emphasis on the social content of Kollwitz’s work by focusing on the artistic aspect of her achievement.

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Lessing J. Rosenwald: Tribute to a Collector

This catalog honors one of the founding benefactors of the National Gallery of Art and the Gallery’s foremost donor of prints and drawings.

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Manet and Modern Paris: One Hundred Paintings, Drawings, Prints, and Photographs by Manet and His Contemporaries

To capture the mood of 19th-century Paris, this catalog features paintings, drawings, and prints by the impressionist artists who made Parisian life a central theme of their work and, to complete the picture, those of their immediate predecessors and followers.

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Manet, Monet, and the Gare Saint-Lazare

This catalog provides a rereading of Édouard Manet’s masterpiece The Railway that leads us on a fascinating tour through the “Europe” district of Paris, newly developed around the Saint-Lazare train station—the site of The Railway and the neighborhood in which Manet lived and worked during the 1870s.

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The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume I: French Books, Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries

This volume includes an introduction to French architecture followed by entries documenting almost four centuries of French books of classical architectural design and theory.

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The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume II: British Books, Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries

The second volume in the Mark J. Millard architectural series, this publication catalogs almost 100 books published in Britain from the 17th through the 19th centuries.

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The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume III: Northern European Books, Sixteenth to Early Nineteenth Centuries

This third volume in a series documenting the architectural collection of Mark J. Millard includes more than 140 illustrated books in five languages, offering a perspective on northern European architectural styles from the Renaissance through the baroque and into the neoclassical period.

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The Mark J. Millard Architectural Collection, Volume IV: Italian and Spanish Books, Fifteenth through Nineteenth Centuries

This volume focuses on the architectural publications created in Italy between 1486 and 1848, as well as a small sampling of Spanish books published between 1671 and 1800.

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Mary Cassatt, 1844–1926

This catalog includes an introductory biography and notes as well as entries and reproductions for each work that was in the accompanying exhibition.

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Master Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art and Promised Gifts

Master Drawings reproduces drawings given by 28 donors as part of one of the first exhibitions in the East Building of the National Gallery of Art.

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Mondrian: The Diamond Compositions

This catalog concentrates on one of Mondrian’s great formal and expressive inventions—the diamond-shaped painting—and includes an essay on several aspects of these works as well as two in-depth studies.

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Picasso: The Saltimbanques

Picasso: The Saltimbanques brings together a selection of the artist’s paintings with related prints and drawings by Picasso and others to trace the traditions of the Harlequin, Pierrot, and the jester, from their origins in the commedia dell’arte of the 17th century to their merger with the circus performers of Picasso’s day.

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Prints Abound: Paris in the 1890s: From the Collections of Virginia and Ira Jackson and the National Gallery of Art

Prints Abound probes the phenomenal outpouring of print publications in late 19th-century France and explores the artistic, technical, economic, and cultural circumstances of 1890s Paris.

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Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre

Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmartre explores the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec along with that of his contemporaries and the ways in which they depicted the decadent life of Montmartre in the 1890s.

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Twentieth-Century American Art: The Ebsworth Collection

With more than 180 illustrations and an illuminating essay by Bruce Robertson, this catalog demonstrates the Ebsworth Collection’s rich and varied look at modern American art.

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Virtue and Beauty: Leonardo’s Ginevra de’ Benci and Renaissance Portraits of Women

Virtue and Beauty focuses on the extraordinary flowering of female portraiture in Florence from c. 1440 to c. 1540.

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Watteau: 1684–1721

Published on the 300th anniversary of his birth, this catalog accompanied the first international loan exhibition devoted to the art of the great French 18th-century artist Antoine Watteau.

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Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer serves as a comprehensive monographic catalog of Homer and considers the artist through the lens of his artistic output.