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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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Works: 506 works in 696 publications in 1 language and 22,427 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
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Classifications: TR23, 759.13
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Andrew Wyeth : autobiography by Andrew Wyeth( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive survey is a look back at six decades of paintings by America's favorite artist. With 138 reproductions, including many seminal paintings from both his Chadds Ford and Maine work, this is the crowning book of Andrew Wyeth's career. But what makes Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography truly extraordinary are Wyeth's comments about each painting--an "autobiography," told through conversations with Thomas Hoving--which offer fascinating, often unexpected facts about Wyeth's life and art
Made in U.S.A. : an Americanization in modern art, the '50s & '60s by Sidra Stich( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of American photography : from daguerreotype to dry-plate, 1839-1885 by Keith F Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this text, Keith F. Davis examines photography's social history and aesthetic development in an era of rapid national growth. He demonstrates how key themes and genres - including the business of daguerreian portraiture, the markets for Civil War images, and the art of Western landscape photography - reflected the concerns and values of nineteenth-century society. Photographers of this era expressed a new national consciousness while, at the same time, helping to shape it. They also explored the visual language of a radically new medium, laying the foundation for all of photography's subsequent history."--Jacket
Winslow Homer and the critics : forging a national art in the 1870s by Margaret C Conrads( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winslow Homer's luminous watercolor seascapes and highly spirited portraits of children and outdoorsmen are some of the most recognizable and cherished works in the history of American art. This catalogue, published in conjunction with a major traveling exhibition, examines his pictures from the 1870s, the least-studied period of this perennially popular American artist. Debunking the common myth that Homer worked in isolation, Margaret Conrads reveals him as a controversial artist who was an integral part of the dizzying New York art scene of the 1870s. Indeed, Homer was the American artist most frequently discussed by the press at this time - often with simultaneous commendation and vilification." "By viewing Homer's works of the 1870s through the lens of contemporaneous criticism, the author explains how and why the painter embodied the critics' high hopes for an art that expressed national values. She finds reflected in his vivid images an ongoing struggle to meet these expectations, even as he challenged and helped to redefine the artistic conventions governing American aesthetics." "This handsome volume is a remarkable record of an important period not only in Winslow Homer's career but also in the fascinating art world of late-nineteenth-century America."--Jacket
John Steuart Curry : inventing the Middle West by Patricia A Junker( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Steuart Curry: Inventing the Middle West is the first comprehensive study in more than fifty years of this member of the great triumvirate of American Regionalists: Thomas Hart Benton, Curry, and Grant Wood. It revives the reputation of one of the most important and controversial artists of the first half of the twentieth century, whose paintings of farm life in his native Kansas (including baptisms and tornados), of the circus, of American history, and of the American scene in general were dramatically eclipsed by the ascendancy of abstract art and the New York School at midcentury
An American century of photography : from dry-plate to digital by Hallmark Photographic Collection( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Century of Photography represents the first comprehensive study of this vast and important subject from the mid-1880s to the present. Lavishly illustrated, and printed to the highest technical standards in both tritone and color, this authoritative volume presents a significantly new perspective on the history of American photography that will be of interest to general audiences and scholars alike. Based largely on photography's own literature and supplemented with detailed source notes, this book emphasizes the relationships between individuals and aesthetic movements, and the intellectual and cultural climate in which artists work. Together, the images and text of this volume constitute both an introduction to, and an exploration of, the most vital age of American photography. This era began just over a century ago with the advent of the dry-plate and the hand camera; now, in the mid-1990s photography is in the midst of another revolution, one brought on by the impact of the computer. An American Century of Photography documents this remarkable evolution through a detailed discussion of leading photographers and the reproduction of a great variety of images, from such famous works as Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother to many that were previously little known or unpublished. The variety of this selection will greatly expand understanding of the complexities and riches of American photography. In addition, this volume takes a broad view of its subject by including important European artists who emigrated to the United States in the 1930s, such as Andre Kertesz, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and others
Nancy Graves : excavations in print : a catalogue raisonné by Thomas Padon( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his essay, Thomas Padon offers an overview of Graves's printmaking activity and discusses the development of her complex visual language. In the interview with the author, Graves offers the first discussion of her specific interest in printmaking, her methodology, and the role of the medium in her overall oeuvre. The second half of the book constitutes a catalogue raisonne of Graves's graphic work, which comprises nearly 200 prints made at many of the leading printmaking workshops, including Tyler Graphics, Graphicstudio, and 2RC Edizioni d'Arte. Most of these works are published for the first time in this comprehensive volume
Yani : the brush of innocence( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heartland : the photographs of Terry Evans by Keith F Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The landscape and people of the American Midwest have captivated photographer Terry Evans (b. 1944) throughout her forty-year photographic career. Evans has a deep connection to her native region, which she has explored from a variety of visual and thematic perspectives. Heartland traces the evolution of Evans's vision, beginning in the early 1970s with her social documentary images of people in Kansas. She became a landscape photographer in 1978, focusing on the grasses, land, and skies of the prairie; this was followed by an aerial survey of the entire Great Plains, from Texas to Canada. She has also photographed Chicago from the air, an abandoned military site, small-town life in Kansas, and historical samples of prairie flora and fauna from Chicago's Field Museum. More recently, she has documented the steel industry in the Midwest and oil and gas drilling in North Dakota. This generously illustrated book examines all of these works, which together reveal the enduring beauty of the prairie landscape."--Publisher's website
Standing in the tempest : painters of the Hungarian avant-garde, 1908-1930 by Steven A Mansbach( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and the arts in the baroque palaces of Rome : Ambiente Barocco( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The railway : art in the age of steam by Ian G Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through vivid illustrations and engaging texts, this title captures both the fear and excitement of early train travel as it probes the artistic response to steam locomotion within its social setting
Gods, guardians, and lovers : temple sculptures from north India, A.D. 700-1200( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The century of Tung Chʻi-chʻang 1555-1636 by Qichang Dong( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photographs of Homer Page : the Guggenheim year : New York, 1949-50 by Keith F Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempus fugit, time flies( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copper as canvas : two centuries of masterpiece paintings on copper, 1575-1775( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum were approximately too of the most important and best-preserved examples of paintings on copper from collections in the United States, Europe, and South America, along with displays of copper mining and copper ores, and copper objects and printing plates from the period. Masters including Jan Breughel the Elder, Claude, El Greco, Reni, Guercino, Rembrandt, and Vernet are among those who produced fine works on copper. Copper as Canvas brings together 100 full-color and sixty-five black-and-white reproductions of these paintings, each accompanied by a detailed entry, as well as an interdisciplinary range of essays covering the history of painting on copper
Orbis pictus, the prints of Oskar Kokoschka, 1906-1976 : selected from the collection of Reinhold, Count Bethusy-Huc by Oskar Kokoschka( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New perspectives on China's past : Chinese archaeology in the twentieth century by Xiaoneng Yang( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across continents and cultures : the art and life of Henry Ossawa Tanner by Dewey F Mosby( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityWilliam Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts

Atkins Museum of Fine Arts (Kansas City, Mo.)

Kansas City, Mo Atkins Museum of Fine Arts

Kansas City, Mo Nelson Gallery of Art

Kansas City, Mo William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts

Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts (Kansas City,mo.)

Nelson-Atkins Gallery of Art

Nelson-Atkins Gallery of Art Kansas City, Mo.

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City, Missouri

Nelson Gallery and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts (Kansas City,mo.)

Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum.

Nelson Gallery of Art (Kansas City,mo.)

William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum of Fine Art Kansas City, Mo.

William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Art

William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts

Languages
English (112)

Covers
The origins of American photography : from daguerreotype to dry-plate, 1839-1885Winslow Homer and the critics : forging a national art in the 1870sJohn Steuart Curry : inventing the Middle WestNancy Graves : excavations in print : a catalogue raisonnéStanding in the tempest : painters of the Hungarian avant-garde, 1908-1930Life and the arts in the baroque palaces of Rome : Ambiente BaroccoThe railway : art in the age of steamThe century of Tung Chʻi-chʻang 1555-1636