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American Arts and Crafts Textiles
by Dianne Ayres, et al

American Art in the Newark Museum: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture
by Mary S. Sweeney

Art Cuba: The New Generation
by Holly Block (Editor), Gerardo Mosquera (Editor)

American Impressionism, 2nd Edition
by William H. Gerdts

After Modern Art, 1945-2000 (Oxford History of Art)
by David Hopkins

American Art 1908-1947 : From Winslow Homer to Jackson Pollock
by Eric De Chassey (Editor)
Offering a fresh perspective on American art from the first half of the 20th century, this elegant book presents approximately 200 paintings, works on paper, photographs, and sculpture by such artists as Ansel Adams, Milton Avery, Walker Evans, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Ben Shahn, Paul Strand, and Grant Wood, along with works by other well-known and less-familiar artists. All the works are reproduced in stunning full-color and duotone plates. These works have been brought together for a traveling exhibition organized through F.R.A.M.E., a major artistic exchange program between the United States and France. This book, published to accompany the inaugural exhibition of the program, includes texts by French and American art historians that place the works in art-historical context.
Hardcover - 240 pages (April )
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810963639

American Impressionism and Realism The Painting of Modern Life, 1885-1915
by H. Barbara Weinberg, et al
(Hardcover - )

African-American Art (Oxford History of Art)
by Sharon F. Patton

Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonne: Paintings and Sculpture, 1961-1963
by Georg Frei (Editor), Neil Printz (Editor)
Listed under Andy Warhol

The Art of Bev Doolittle
by Elise MacLay (Contributor), et al
(Hardcover -- March 15, )

The Art of Ellis Wilson
by Albert Sperath (Editor), et al

Amiri Baraka: The Politics and Art of a Black Intellectual
by Jerry Gafio Watts

by Jean-Michel Basquiat (Illustrator)
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an African American painter who collaborated with Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente and others. He died in 1988 of a drug overdose at the age of 27.
Listed under Jean-Michel Basquiat

The Black Female Body: A Photographic History
by Deborah Willis, Carla Williams
185 images spanning three centuries.
Hardcover: 228 pages
Temple Univ Press; ISBN: 1566399289;

A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists Share Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal
by Leonard S. Marcus
"Books bearing medals have the look of things that have been with us forever. But the truth, of course, is that someone, sometime, had to draw(and probably redraw) the pictures and write (and revise) the words. Certainly, none of the six Caldecott books described in the pages that follow just happened.... You are about to meet the people who made them. And you are about to see six works of art as ideas in the making: sketches and scribbles on the way to becoming books that readers prize.

Leonard S. Marcus's thoughtful recognition of the labor and serendipity that go into the making of great art illuminates every page of A Caldecott Celebration. It is also to his credit that he has chosen six of the most beloved titles in the canon of American literature as his representative sample of Caldecott-winning children's titles: Robert McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings, Marcia Brown's version of Cinderella, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, William Steig's Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and Chris Van Allsburg's Jumanji.

Marcus's subjects--both texts and creators--have amazing stories behind them. Robert McCloskey, we learn, brought 16 ducks to live with him in his small Greenwich Village apartment while he was working on Ducklings, and he drew the final versions of the tale directly onto sheets of metal to abet the printing process. When William Steig chose a donkey to be the main character of Sylvester, he spent a long time thereafter trying to decide if the creature should walk on two legs, human-style, or remain more realistically four-legged. And Maurice Sendak spent years working on a tale that wasn't going anywhere: "Where the Wild Horses Are." Not a drop of the mystery and fondness one feels toward these works is diluted by the details shared in A Caldecott Celebration, and after reading Marcus's considered tribute, you'll only love these books the better. --Jean Lenihan -
Hardcover: 48 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.35 x 10.72 x 8.74 
Publisher: Walker & Co;  
ISBN: 0802786561

A Century of American Sculpture and the Roman Bronze Works Foundry
by Lucy D. Rosenfeld
Listed under Sculpture

The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists on the Connecticut Shore
by Susan G. Larkin 

Currier's Price Guide to American Artists at Auction 
by William T. Currier
Listed under Art Collecting

Decorative Art 1960's
by Charlotte Fiell (Editor), Peter Fiell (Editor)
Hardcover: 576 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.71 x 10.23 x 7.99
TASCHEN America Llc; ISBN: 3822864056; (April )
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Deep Blues: Bill Traylor 1854-1949
by Josef Helfenstein (Editor), et al
Bill Traylor was a folk artist from the Old South.
Paperback: 192 pages
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300081634;

Decorative Art 70s
by Peter Fiell (Editor), Charlotte Fiell (Editor)

Elmer Bischoff: The Ethics of Paint
by Susan Landauer, et al
(Paperback -- October 1, )

For the Boys : The Racy Pin-Ups of World War II
by Max Allan Collins
Listed under Pin-up Girls

Gee's Bend: The Women and Their Quilts
by John Beardsley et al.
from Tinwood
Listed under Quilting

The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters
by Gary Monroe
Book Description: The Highwaymen introduces a group of young black artists who painted their way out of the despair awaiting them in citrus groves and packing houses of 1950s Florida. As their story recaptures the imagination of Floridians and their paintings fetch ever-escalating prices, the legacy of their freshly conceived landscapes exerts a new and powerful influence on the popular conception of the Sunshine State.

Hamptons Bohemia: Two Centuries of Artists and Writers on the Beach
by Helen A. Harrison, et al
(Hardcover -- June )

Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress
by Kara Elizabeth Walker, et al
Book Description: Kara Walker (b. 1969) has emerged as one of her generation's most important artists. Best known for her provocative black paper cutout silhouettes, she confronts stereotypes, sex, violence, and power relationships through Civil War-era parodies, narratives, and a mastery of craft and installation.

This book, which accompanies an exhibition organized by the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and the Williams College Museum of Art, presents a comprehensive overview of Walker's work, beginning with her first cut-paper wall installation, Gone, An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart (). Other highlights include the 1996 series of twenty-four watercolor drawings, Brown Follies, which is reproduced in full as an artist's book within the book, and installation views of many of Walker's exhibitions. Recent drawings and projections are also featured. Throughout the book are a selection of the Walker's writings reproduced as they were created typed on index cards. These writings reveal a rarely seen side of the artist, whose words are as provocative as her installations and drawings. The essays discuss Walker's place in art history, formal and narrative readings of her work, her relation to culture at large, and issues of race, sexuality, and representation addressed in her work.
Hardcover: 208 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.03 x 12.04 x 9.66 
Publisher: MIT Press; (March ) 
ISBN: 026202540X 

Jackson Pollock
by Ellen G. Landau
Listed under Jackson Pollock

Jacqueline Kennedy : The White House Years: Selections from the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
by Hamish Bowles (Editor), Metropolitan Museum of Art
Listed under Jaqueline Kennedy

Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams
by Diane Waldman, Joseph Cornell
Listed under Joseph Cornell

Julian Scott : Artist of the Civil War and Native America; With 97 Illustrations
by Robert J. Titterton, Julian Scott

John Singer Sargent
by Carter Ratcliff
Listed under Sargent

John La Gatta : An Artist's Life
by Jill Bossert, et al

Howard Terpning: Spirit of the Plains People
by Don Hedgpeth, Howard Terpning

Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America
by David C. Driskell (Editor), et al

The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African American Art: Exhibition
by Harmon Kelley, et al

Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey
by Robert Knox Sneden, et al
(Paperback -- June )

Everyday Fashions of the Sixties: As Pictured in Sears Catalogs
by Joanne Olian et al.
Listed under Fifties & Sixties

From Ansel Adams to Andy Warhol : Portraits and Self-Portraits from the University of Michigan Museum of Art
University of Michigan Museum of Art, et al
Special Order

The Other Side of Color: African American Art in the Collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby, Jr.
by David C. Driskell, et al

Oregon Painters: The First Hundred Years (1859-1959): Index and Biographical Dictionary
by Ginny Allen, Jody Klevit

The Paintings of Joan Mitchell
by Jane Livingston, et al
(Hardcover -- June )

Plain Pictures: Images of the American Prairie
by Joni L. Linsey, et al
Special Order

Pin-Up Dreams: The Glamour Art of Rolf Armstrong
by Janet Dobson, Michael Wooldridge
Listed under Pinup Girls

The Pennsylvania Impressionists
by Thomas C. Folk
Hardcover from Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr


Poetry of Everyday Life, The: Dutch Painting in Boston
by Ronni Baer, Jacob Ruisdael (Illustrator)
(Hardcover -- June 15, )

This Tranquil Land : Hudson River Paintings from the Hersen Collection
by William Kloss, Richard V. West(Introduction)

The Red Rose Girls : An Uncommon Story of Art and Love
by Alice A. Carter
Traces the lives of three talented artists: Jessie Willcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and Violet Oakley.
Listed under Women in Art

Thomas Eakins: The Absolute Male
by John Esten
Listed under Thomas Eakins

Twentieth-Century American Art (Oxford History of Art)
by Erika Doss
(Paperback -- August )

Studios by the Sea: Artists of Long Island's East End
by Bob Colacello, Jonathan Becker (Photographer)
(Hardcover -- June )

Sister Wendy's American Masterpieces: Sister Wendy Beckett's Selection of the Greatest American Paintings
by Wendy Beckett, Patricia Wright
Hardcover: 128 pages
DK Publishing; ISBN: 0789459582; 1 Amer Ed edition (March )

Scottsboro, Alabama: A Story in Linoleum Cuts
by Lin Shi Khan, et al
(Hardcover -- July )

Thomas Kinkade: Masterworks of Light
by Thomas Kinkade
Book Description: With his light-filled paintings of vistas both rural and urban, Thomas Kinkade has become an American success story, his special artistry and unique vision inspiring a huge audience that admires and collects reproductions of his work. A generous selection of Kinkade's finest images meticulously reproduced--favorites as well as new work that has never been published in book form--Four Decades of Light identifies Kinkade as a true master of landscape painting.
(Hardcover -- November )

Leave Any Information at the Signal
by Ed Ruscha, et al
Hardcover: 472 pages
MIT Press; ISBN: 0262182203; (April 30, )

H. C. Westermann: Exhibition Catalogue and Catalogue Raisonne of Objects
by Michael Rooks, et al

Retro Ride: Advertising Art of the American Automobile
by Tony Swan
Listed under Automobilia

Signs and Symbols: African Images in African American Quilts (2nd Edition)
by Maude Southwell Wahlman

Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art of the South: The Tree Gave the Dove a Leaf
by Paul Arnett (Editor), et al

Souls Grown Deep Vol. 2: African American Vernacular Art
by William Arnett, et al

Wake Up, America: World War I and the American Poster
by Walton Rawls, Maurice Rickards
Listed under Art in Wartime

Whitney Biennial 2002
by Lawrence R. Rinder, et al
(Paperback -- April )

Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals
by James Prigoff, Robin J. Dunitz

Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being
by Jonathan Fineberg
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American Sublime: Landscape Painting in the United States 1820-1880
by Andrew Wilton, Tim Barringer
(Hardcover -- June )
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History of American Painting: That Wilder Image, the Native School from Thomas Cole to Winslow Homer
by James Thomas Flexner
Paperback - August 1988
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Four American Painters: George Caleb Bingham, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Albert P. Ryder
by Meyric R. Rogers
Hardcover (June 1970) Arno Press
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