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Elverhoj
Elverhoj

Elverhoj (Danish for “hill of the fairies,” pronounced “El-ver-hoy”) was an Arts and Crafts colony established on the picturesque west shore of the Hudson River in 1912 by Danish American artists and craftsmen led by Anders Andersen. Little known today, the colony achieved a national reputation before World War I and earned a gold medal at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. That same year a write-up in Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman magazine with photos of the rustic studios added to the colony’s growing fame.


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A Symbiotic Partnership
A Symbiotic Partnership

The 1903 Syracuse, New York, Arts and Crafts Exhibition is a signature event in the Movement’s history. But were it not for what else happened, the exhibition could be dismissed for what it was: Gustav Stickley’s self-serving, shameless shilling for his hometown United Crafts furniture enterprise. Following a twelve-day run in Stickley’s salesrooms, the exhibition moved ninety miles west to Mechanics Institute in Rochester. Stickley’s traveling exhibit predates by a decade what is usually acknowledged as the first art exhibition held at multiple venues, the New York Armory Show.


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The Path to Paradise (Softcover)
The Path to Paradise (Softcover)
The Path to Paradise (Softcover)
The Path to Paradise (Softcover)
The Path to Paradise (Softcover)
The Path to Paradise (Softcover)
The Path to Paradise (Softcover)
The Path to Paradise (Softcover)
The Path to Paradise (Softcover)
The Path to Paradise (Softcover)

From her start in the 1980s, Judith Schaechter (b. 1961) has stretched the medium of stained glass into an incisive art form for the twenty-first century, boldly paving her path in the diverse arena of contemporary art. With deep respect for history, a provocative rebelliousness, and a feminist sensibility, Schaechter has aptly been called a “post-punk stained-glass sorceress.” This catalog accompanies The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art, the first survey and major scholarly assessment of this groundbreaking artist’s 37-year career.


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The Path to Paradise
The Path to Paradise
The Path to Paradise
The Path to Paradise
The Path to Paradise
The Path to Paradise
The Path to Paradise
The Path to Paradise
The Path to Paradise
The Path to Paradise

From her start in the 1980s, Judith Schaechter (b. 1961) has stretched the medium of stained glass into an incisive art form for the twenty-first century, boldly paving her path in the diverse arena of contemporary art. With deep respect for history, a provocative rebelliousness, and a feminist sensibility, Schaechter has aptly been called a “post-punk stained-glass sorceress.” This catalog accompanies The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art, the first survey and major scholarly assessment of this groundbreaking artist’s 37-year career.


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Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy
Crafting Democracy

Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts and Activism calls upon craft, during an era of political disruption, as a creative force to voice dissent, express hope, critique the curtailment of civil rights, and to restore dignity to the human experience. The essays and artwork featured in this exhibition catalogue are framed within the context of American democracy and disclose how we, as individuals and as a culture, “craft democracy” and ultimately question what democracy means today.


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Monet’s Waterloo Bridge
Monet’s Waterloo Bridge
Monet’s Waterloo Bridge
Monet’s Waterloo Bridge
Monet’s Waterloo Bridge
Monet’s Waterloo Bridge
Monet’s Waterloo Bridge
Edited By Nancy Norwood

Impressionist master Claude Monet began over forty versions of Waterloo Bridge during his three London sojourns between 1899 and 1901. He viewed his paintings of the landmark bridge both individually and as an ensemble, collectively expressing his sense of the essential subject—the atmosphere and colors of the fog-bound landscape of London’s Thames River. Monet struggled to complete these paintings after his return to France, where he re-worked many of the canvases in his Giverny studio, releasing them for sale over the course of several years.


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The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota
The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota
The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota
The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota
The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota
The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota
The Surreal Visions of Josephine Tota

Josephine Tota (1910 –1996) was a seamstress and amateur artist who lived a conventional life among the Italian immigrant community in Rochester, New York. In her seventies, she spent countless hours painting in the privacy of her home, where she imbued over ninety small jewel-like paintings with the richness of her strange imagination. Tota captured and condensed anxieties accumulated over a lifetime.


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Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer
Arthur Singer

The idea of painting all species of North American birds began with John James Audubon in the early 1800s. Other wildlife artists soon followed, embracing his passion and focus.  Arthur B. Singer was among one of those artists who perfected the painting skills and technique required to capture, not only the essence of his subjects, but give his art aesthetic appeal based on scientific observation.


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Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection
Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection

A copiously illustrated and scholarly analysis of the single most important collection of 19th century American decorated stoneware. The book is a careful study of ordinary forms and their humble, utilitarian purposes that became vessels for an expression of a person, of a place, or of an event. What started out as an everyday ware was transformed into a work of art and the decorative designs in cobalt blue afford insight into and reflect life in 19th century America.


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With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Hardcover)
With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Hardcover)
With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Hardcover)
With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Hardcover)

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