George Inness and the Visionary Landscape

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George Braziller Inc. #ad - . A first-rate study. It provides an overview of his life and situates Inness within the contexts of key issues in American history, Swedenborgianism, Transcendentalism, such as the Hudson River School, and the work of William James. The essential book on the innovative American landscape painter, with a new preface by the author.

George Inness and the Visionary Landscape #ad - It explains for the first time how Inness treated landscape painting as a form of philosophical inquiry that could communicate his holistic belief in the unity of nature and spirit. Bell’s handsomely illustrated, eloquently written, and well-documented text considerably expands previous scholarship. A “rare, valuable and luminously illustrated monograph.

Booklistthis eloquent examination of Inness' most important paintings illuminates the artist’s philosophical and religious preoccupations. Highly recommended. Choice  40 full color illustrations and 19 black and white illustrations George Braziller Inc.

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The Hudson River School: Nature and the AmericanVision

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Rizzoli Electa #ad - The Hudson River School: Nature and the AmericanVision #ad - It features works by all the greatest artists of the group, Albert Bierstadt, Asher Durand, including Thomas Cole, and Frederic Church. Accompanying a major traveling exhibition, the book is also timed to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s first voyage up the Hudson River. In the mid-1800s, a group of painters based in New York turned their focus to the theme of the natural landscape to demonstrate the beauty of the wilderness.

. Their work enjoyed a popular national success that no other group of artists has achieved since. Used book in Good Condition. This seminal survey of the artists marks the first presentation of the outstanding collection at the New-York Historical Society.

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A History of American Tonalism: Crucible of American Modernism

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Winsted Press #ad - Through its imagery, and writers, and a narrative that incorporates the voices of long-overlooked artists, scholarship, critics, this volume will serve as an indispensable guide to the cultural history of turn-of-the-century America. Challenging standard notions of american art history, and tracing the origins of modernism in America back to the late 1870s, this tome argues Tonalism is the driving force in the development of a distinctly American vision, reflecting abstract and spiritual impulses that remain a force in American art today.

A History of American Tonalism: Crucible of American Modernism #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The first definitive overview of the tonalist movement-the crucial but long-misunderstood missing link in the evolution of american art —An indispensable reference for museums, on to Milton Avery, Whistler, with many never-before-published works This groundbreaking book details the development and importance of Tonalism, through its influence on the development of modernism in the Stieglitz Circle, artists, Gottlieb and Newman, covering some 50 artists, starting with La Farge, and Inness in the late 1800s, and finally, and academics, the Abstract Expressionism of Rothko, postmodern Tonalists like Wolf Kahn.

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Landscapes in Oil: A Contemporary Guide to Realistic Painting in the Classical Tradition

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Monacelli Studio #ad - The scores of landscape masterworks, past and present, that illustrate this book have been carefully chosen for their aesthetic power and because each embodies a specific aspect of the landscape painter's craft. For salaz, landscape painting is a noble pursuit, and the goal of the landscape artist is not to paint "pretty pictures" but to create compelling images that express human beings' profound connection to nature in all its diversity and grandeur.

. He provides detailed step-by-step breakdowns of the creation of four of his own paintings, focusing not only on application but also on the ideas that underpin every decision a landscape painter must make. At a time when classical landscape is enjoying a renaissance in art schools, ateliers, and galleries across North America, this book is an essential resource for beginning and experienced painters alike.

Landscapes in Oil: A Contemporary Guide to Realistic Painting in the Classical Tradition #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Beginning painters are given the basic tools and step-by-step demonstrations, intermediate painters are challenged with unpublished techniques that allow them to break through to the next level, and advanced painters learn to apply their skills under unified theories. Landscapes in oil devotes a chapter to each of the fundamental elements of landscape painting--drawing, color, and light quality--and offers critical advice on selecting tools and materials, choosing colors, value, composition, and structuring your palette for best results.

Landscapes in oil is the first-ever comprehensive guide to classical landscape painting reinterpreted for the twenty-first century. Drawing from the tradition established by american painters of the Hudson River School--artists like Thomas Cole, and George Inness--author and painter Ken Salaz reveals great masters' philosophy and methods, Frederic Church, updating their approaches for the contemporary landscape painter.

Emphasizing the necessity of plein air drawing and painting, Salaz demonstrates how to translate small, quick studies made outdoors into full-scale studio paintings.

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The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water

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Watson-Guptill #ad - Each featured element builds off the previous, with additional lessons on the latest brushes, paints, and other tools used by artists. In the elements of landscape oil painting, trees, established Watson-Guptill author and noted instructor/painter Suzanne Brooker presents the fundamentals necessary for mastering landscape oil painting, terrain, breaking landscapes down into component parts: sky, and water.

A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life. Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils--from classic masters to contemporary artists.

The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water #ad - Watson-Guptill Publications. Used book in Good Condition. Key methods like observation, rendering, and color mixing are supported by demonstration paintings and samples from a variety of the best landscape oil painters of all time. With the elements of landscape oil Painting, oil painters looking to break into landscape painting or enhance their work will find all the necessary ingredients for success.

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Charles Warren Eaton: An American Tonalist Rediscovered

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Spanierman Gallery #ad - His art achieves the "universal truth" for which he so ardently strived. Charles warren Eaton was one of America's foremost Tonalist painters. Whether he painted a group of pine trees at dusk or a small European village, Eaton's paintings have the amazing ability to transport us to a different place and time.

He created intensely serene landscapes, evoking a calm, spiritual beauty. Watson-Guptill Publications. Used book in Good Condition.

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Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings

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Metropolitan Museum of Art #ad - A major reexamination of the father of the hudson river school in relation to his european roots and travels Thomas Cole 1801–1848, is presented here in a new light: as an international figure, arguably the greatest American landscape artist of his generation, born in England, and in dialogue with the major landscape painters of the age, including J.

M. W. These, led him to create works that offer a distinctive, combined with Cole’s passion for the American wilderness and his horror of the industrial revolution in Britain, even dissident, response to the economic and political rise of the United States and the ecological changes then underway. Watson-Guptill Publications.

Thomas Cole's Journey: Atlantic Crossings #ad - . This groundbreaking book also discusses Cole’s influence on later artists, from Frederic Edwin Church to Ed Ruscha. Used book in Good Condition. Cole traveled in Europe from 1829 to 1832. Thomas cole’s journey reexamines his seminal works of 1832–36—notably The Oxbow and Course of Empire—as a culminating response to his experiences of British art and society and of Italian landscape painting.

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Inness landscapes

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Beginning Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook

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Monacelli Studio #ad - Unique and inspiring, the approach in this new book offers serious art courses for serious art students. In this elegant and inspiring workbook, manageable lessons; presents them progressively; introduces time-tested principles and techniques in the Atelier tradition that are easily accessible; and shares the language and context necessary to understand the artistic process and create superior, master contemporary artist and best selling author Juliette Aristides breaks down the drawing process into small, well-crafted drawings.

. Written by a well-known artist and best-selling art-instruction author with almost rock-star popularity in the contemporary world of representational art, and high-quality paper, with its unique workbook/sketchbook approach, Beginning Drawing Atelier, offers a comprehensive and contemporary twist on traditional Atelier art instruction practices.

Atelier education is centered on the belief that working in a studio, not sitting in the lecture hall, is the best place to learn about art. Used book in Good Condition. Students begin by copying masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. Every artist needs to learn basic drawing skills.

Beginning Drawing Atelier: An Instructional Sketchbook #ad - On every page, aristides uses the works of old masters and today's most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of realist drawing and painting, taking students step by step through the learning curve yet allowing them to work at their own pace. These studios, in a return to classical art training, are based on the nineteenth-century model of teaching artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years.

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George Inness and the Science of Landscape

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Less interested in representing the details of a particular place than in rendering the "subjective mystery of nature, as Inness put it, " Inness believed that capturing the spirit or essence of a natural scene could point to a reality beyond the physical or, "the reality of the unseen. Throughout his career, physiology, inness struggled to make visible what was invisible to the human eye by combining a deep interest in nineteenth-century scientific inquiry—including optics, psychology, and mathematics—with an idiosyncratic brand of mysticism.

. A complicated artist and thinker, Inness painted stunningly beautiful, evocative views of the American countryside. Watson-Guptill Publications. Rachael ziady delue's george inness and the science of landscape—the first in-depth examination of Inness's career to appear in several decades—demonstrates how the artistic, spiritual, and scientific aspects of Inness's art found expression in his masterful landscapes.

George Inness and the Science of Landscape #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Long-awaited, this reevaluation of one of the major figures of nineteenth-century American art will prove to be a seminal text in the fields of art history and American studies. In fact, inness's practice was not merely shaped by his preoccupation with the nature and limits of human perception; he conceived of his labor as a science in its own right.

This lavishly illustrated work reveals Inness as profoundly invested in the science and philosophy of his time and illuminates the complex manner in which the fields of art and science intersected in nineteenth-century America.

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Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890-1917

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Yale University Press #ad - A beautifully illustrated look at the vogue for night landscapes amid the social, political, and technological changes of modern America The turn of the 20th century witnessed a surge in the creation and popularity of nocturnes and night landscapes in American art. This absorbing study features 150 illustrations encompassing paintings, scientific illustration, prints, photographs, advertising, and popular media to explore the predilection for night imagery as a sign of the times.

Nocturne examines works by artists such as james mcneill Whistler, Frederic Remington, Childe Hassam, Edward Steichen, Winslow Homer, and Henry Ossawa Tanner through the lens of the scientific developments and social issues that dominated the period. Used book in Good Condition. Watson-Guptill Publications.

Nocturne: Night in American Art, 1890-1917 #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Valance argues that the success of the genre is connected to the resonance between the night and the many forces that affected the era, including technological advances that expanded the realm of the visible, such as electric lighting and photography; Jim Crow–era race relations; America’s closing frontier and imperialism abroad; and growing anxiety about identity and social values amid rapid urbanization.

In this original and thought-provoking book, Hélène Valance investigates why artists and viewers of the era were so captivated by the night.

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