Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Controversial Unveiling...
You saw the cover of this book and paused. You recognized the stern countenance of the old farmer and the dour mien of his companion. You recognized the pitchfork and the gabled roof. You may not have known the name of the painting or of the artist who painted it; however, you already knew that you were looking at an American masterpiece.
But is it any good?
From its controversial unveiling at a juried exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago seventy-five years ago to its eventual acceptance and recognition as a true work of art, American Gothic has seeped into the American psyche and become a beloved piece of Americana. Art connoiseur and best-selling author, Thomas Hoving offers his personal and professional opinion about the iconic painting and brings its creator, Grant Wood, to life. Hoving trains your eye to look for the nuances, and directs your attention to little details that you might have missed, as well as provides information on Wood's sources of inspiration and creative process. Last, he gives expert advice about viewing and truly appreciating art in all its forms. A wonderful narrative filled with history, humorous anecdotes, and a great love of art.
Now go back to American Gothic and look again. What do you see?
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Thomas Hoving was the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from 1967 to 1977. During his tenure he doubled the size of museum. He is also recognized for introducing the now ubiquitous blockbuster museum exhibition, designing the record-breaking Tutankhamun show. Hoving is has written fifteen nonfiction and fiction books, including two national bestsellers, Tutankhamun: the Untold Story and Making the Mummies Dance.
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Description du livre Chamberlain Bros., 2005. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX1596091487
Description du livre Chamberlain Bros., 2005. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1596091487
Description du livre Chamberlain Bros., 2005. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111596091487
Description du livre Chamberlain Bros. PAPERBACK. État : New. 1596091487 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.3362206