Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Art Titles for October 2007

Here are more favorably reviewed art titles. Please let us know if you think we should purchase some of these or any other titles.

Kristin Weber

Cattermole, Paul Buildings for Tomorrow: Architecture That Changed Our World "Catterrmole highlights the work of 30 individuals who succeeded in creating assuredly iconic structures over the past five decades. " Booklist 10/17/07

Lambirth, Andrew Roger Hilton: The Figured Language of Thought " important study of a leading British artist that belongs in every art library." Library Journal 10/1/07

Laurie, Jo and Steve Fenton Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects "This collection of elegant photographs and well-composed prose pays homage to two centuries worth of baskets, textiles, furniture, pottery, and jewelry from U.S. artisans ... Nowhere is the American melting pot more visible - and more welcome." Booklist 10/1/07

Marmus, William Michael Taylor: A Geometry of Meaning "Internationally recognized glass artist Taylor escorts us on both an aesthetic and a technical journey into his creativity. Taylor's genius lies in the way he uses glass as an artistic medium to convey the ineluctability of light." Library Journal 9/15/07

Reily, Nancy Hopkins Georgia O'Keeffe, A Private Friendship, Part 1: "Walking the Sun Prairie Land" "This volume, Part 1 and prolog of a two-part work, is fact-filled and rife with biographical and historical detail. Author, portraitist, and family friend Reily (Joseph Imhof, Artist of the Pueblos), who first met O'Keeffe in 1946, painstakingly chronicles the places and people important to the artist's life. " Library Journal 10/1/07

Rubin, Patricia Lee Images and Identity in Fifteenth-Century Florence "Art history students and specialists will immediately appreciate the originality and comprehensiveness of this concise and handsome volume and will find it indispensable in opening up the field to further debate. Highly recommended for all Western art history book collections. Library Journal 9/15/07

Sandusky, Phil Painting Katrina "...Embodied in fluent and radiant paintings of marvels and mayhem, Sandusky's vision of New Orleans is transcendent." Booklist 10/15/07

Trofimova, Anna A. Greeks on the Black Sea: Ancient Art from the Hermitage From its wealth of such Greek finds from the Black Sea, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg has lent some 175 Greek objects to an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa. This richly illustrated catalogue to the exhibition presents nine essays on the archaeology of the northern Black Sea region and its history, culture, and art, including sculpture, pottery, gems, and jewelry.