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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    ISBN 1 885444 32 4 30 00 AFA The British Museum possesses one of the world s foremost collections of Egyptian antiquities The selection of eighty five objects featured within this fully illustrated catalogue comprises both renowned masterpieces and little known treasures from the museum s collection and spans the full range of pharaonic history Included are an introduction by Guest Curator Edna R Russmann Curator of Egyptian Classical and

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    39 95 Harry N Abrams In the years between the world wars a pioneer group of designers architects and artists including Norman Bel Geddes Donald Deskey Paul Frankl Raymond Loewy Gilbert Rohde Eliel Saarinen Walter Dorwin Teague and Russel Wright forged a new design aesthetic that was unmistakably American and undeniably modern An invaluable resource for anyone interested in American design this book showcases more than 125 of the most

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/publications/details/AmericanModern.php (2016-02-12)
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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    75 00 Harry N Abrams Surveying the grandeur and opulence of the Empire style championed by Napoleon Bonaparte during his rule as emperor of France this major exhibition catalogue includes more than 300 illustrations of objects drawn from the remarkable holdings of the Musée des Arts décoratifs Paris and from prominent public and private collections in France With guest essays by scholars in the field and individual entries on each work the roots of the Empire style are traced to the late eighteenth century when the classical vocabulary of Rome as well as the archaeological discoveries of Pompeii and Herculaneum captured the imaginations of a group of highly influential individuals These include the painter Jacques Louis David the furniture maker Georges Jacob who furnished David s studio and most of all the architects Charles Percier and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine who renovated Malmaison the private country residence of Napoleon and Josephine Symbols of Power includes examples of the public and the private manifestations of the Empire style With furniture and decorative objects commissioned by the state including works associated with Napoleon this handsome catalogue conveys the sumptuousness of the Empire style It investigates the unusual combination of luxurious materials with

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    139 illus 131 in color 10 9 in Cloth ISBN 981 3066 01 6 45 00 Art Media Resources Published in conjunction with the first exhibition to focus on the Percival David Foundation s seventeenth and eighteenth century porcelains this book presents remarkable examples of rare Chinese imperial porcelains porcelain made for and appreciated by Chinese royalty rather than the more familiar porcelain made for export to the West With

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/publications/details/Qing.php (2016-02-12)
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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    Chola dynasty was the dominant political cultural religious and artistic force in the area of South India During the Chola rule the arts of all media music and dance poetry and drama philosophy and religious thought and the arts of sculpture bronze casting jewelry making painting and architecture reached new heights It was also during this time that Chola artists created and perfected portable bronzes which were worshiped as living

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    Steichen were drawn to their beauty and rich metaphorical associations This richly illustrated book examines the photography of a group of contemporary artists who beginning in the mid 1980s turned to gardens as a subject among them Gregory Crewdson Lynn Geesaman Peter Fischli and David Weiss Sally Mann Catherine Opie and Marc Quinn The extraordinary and diverse work shown demonstrates a wide range of artistic responses from reflecting upon the

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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    human from battlefield violence to the gentle pleasures of peace As the distinguished historian William Manchester explains in his provocative text the book is a distinctive blend of reporting and art that inevitably engages the heart and mind of the viewer Each picture is a comment upon our experience of the twentieth century The photographers represented all belong to Magnum a collective founded in 1947 to give photojournalists artistic freedom

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/publications/details/InOurTime.php (2016-02-12)
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  • AFA - American Federation of Arts
    ISBN 1 885444 27 3 35 00 AFA From the haunting photos of Hiroshi Sugimoto to the playful paintings of John Currin this catalogue beautifully displays the acclaimed collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art while also providing readers with a compelling overview of contemporary art Illustrating her essay with works from the collection Guest Curator Sheryl Conkelton examines the transformation of contemporary art during the last thirty years highlighting

    Original URL path: http://afaweb.org/publications/details/InternationalLegacy.php (2016-02-12)
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