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Life's pleasures : the Ashcan artists' brush with leisure, 1895-1925

Author: James W Tottis; Detroit Institute of Arts.; Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, Tenn.); New-York Historical Society.; et al
Publisher: London : Merrell, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Somber depictions of working-class life in early twentieth-century New York are the images most often associated with the Ashcan school of artists - the circle around Robert Henri, notably those who participated with him in the seminal exhibition "The Eight" in 1908." "These artists' gritty portrayals of urban life are not, however, representative of the entire spectrum of Ashcan art. Featuring some of the circle's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
Nashville (Tenn., 2007)
Expositions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Life's pleasures.
London : Merrell, 2007
(OCoLC)608107641
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James W Tottis; Detroit Institute of Arts.; Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, Tenn.); New-York Historical Society.; et al
ISBN: 9781858943848 1858943841 185894385X 9781858943855
OCLC Number: 85692059
Notes: Published in association with the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Published to accompany an exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Aug.-Oct. 2007, New-York Historical Society, New York, Nov. 2007-Feb. 2008 and the Detroit Institute of Arts, March-May 2008.
Performer(s): Gifford Beal, George Wesley Bellows, Arthur Bowen Davies, William Glackens, John R. Grabach, Charles Webster Hawthorne, Robert Henri, Rockwell Kent, Leon Kroll, Walt Kuhn, Ernest Lawson, George Luks, Edward Middleton Manigault, Alfred Maurer, Jerome Myers, Guy Pene du Bois, Maurice Prendergast, Everett Shinn, John Sloan, Eugene Speicher, Robert Spencer, Maurice Sterne.
Description: 216 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Bars, cafés, and parks : the Ashcan's Joie de vivre / James W. Tottis --
Pictorial pleasures : leisure themes and the Henri Circle / Valeri Ann Leeds --
New York in an age of amusement / Vincent DiGirolamo --
Representing women / Marianne Doezema --
Embracing realism : frames of the Ashcan painters, 1895-1925 / Suzanne Smeaton --
Catalogue of paintings. Dining out ; Fine and performing arts ; Sports and recreation ; The outdoors.
Responsibility: James W. Tottis ... [et al.] with contributions from Michael E. Crane and Kirsten Olds.

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Featuring some of the Ashcan school's most vibrant and outstanding works, this book demonstrates the zeal with which these artists and their circle embraced the world of play enjoyed by all levels of  Read more...

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