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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
Edited By Jessica Marten

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: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals
Art for the People: Carl W. Peters and the Rochester WPA Murals

Between 1935 and 1943 the government-funded Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) sought to keep artists throughout the country working by creating projects that would benefit the public. In Rochester, the Memorial Art Gallery’s director, Gertrude Herdle Moore, administered the WPA art program, while Isabel Herdle, her sister and the Gallery’s curator, was on the program’s committee. In 1937, Rochester’s WPA art project was called “the most interesting and effective outside of New York City” by the regional director of the Federal Art Project.


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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 (Softcover)
With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Softcover)
With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Softcover)
With Fire: Richard Hirsch (Softcover)

With Fire is the story of ceramic artist Richard Hirsch, and an examination of the work for which he is so widely celebrated. This richly illustrated book presents the life of an artist whose career spans some of the most important developments in the American Clay Movement. Hirsch established a connection with the legendary Raku and Ohi families, whose influence created a lasting pedagogical and creative link to the West that continues today.

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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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Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity
Claude Bragdon and the Beautiful Necessity

Claude Bragdon (1866-1946) was a first-generation modernist architect, as well as an illustrator, critic, theorist and theater designer. Bragdon practiced architecture in Rochester, New York throughout the Progressive Era. Although his masterpiece, the New York Central Railroad Station, was demolished in the 1960s-70s, the First Universalist Church, the Bevier Memorial Building, the Peterborough Bridge near Toronto, and nearly 100 residences remain today. 


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Photo-Editing and Presentation
Photo-Editing and Presentation
Photo-Editing and Presentation
Photo-Editing and Presentation
Photo-Editing and Presentation
Photo-Editing and Presentation

This book introduces photographers, print-makers, and other graphic artists to the creative possibilities of image editing and presentation. The focus is on how meaning can be created and shaped if the emphasis is placed on the totality of the visual experience rather than by looking at each single image in isolation. In the first instance, there is a discussion of a variety of ways images can be grouped together. This act has implications for how the work should subsequently be presented.


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The American Image, Hardcover
The American Image, Hardcover
The American Image, Hardcover
The American Image, Hardcover
The American Image, Hardcover

The first compact history of the American poster. A unique resource for those who are fascinated by American history and popular culture: scholars, collectors, designers, and students.


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