Master Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago
This revised, expanded, and redesigned edition of a best-selling book from the Art Institute of Chicago features many favorite paintings from the collection--approximately 150 works from Europe and the Americas, ranging from the 15th to the early 21st century. Twenty-three images from the previous edition have been replaced with other key or recently acquired works, and the majority of the text entries have been updated. Celebrated artwork by Impressionists and Post-Impressionists like Renoir and Seurat join paintings by Old Master artists like Rubens and Rembrandt; works by 18th- and 19th-century American artists including Copley and Whistler appear with recently acquired paintings by Lichtenstein and Twombly--works displayed in the museum's new Modern Wing (opening spring 2009).
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Master Paintings in the Art Institute of ChicagoUser Review - Book Verdict
This volume gives readers an overview of both the master paintings and major artistic periods represented in the Art Institute of Chicago's eminent painting collection. Like the 1988 edition, this revised and expanded edition begins with brief acknowledgments and an introduction by the author-for this edition, Cuno (president and Eloise W. Martin Director, Art Inst. of Chicago). The pictures and textual descriptions are divided into four sections: "European Paintings to 1900," "American Paintings to 1906," "Modernism to 1948," and "Modern and Contemporary to 2003." For those who already own one or more of the earlier editions, new editions of catalogs that highlight museums' collections rarely offer enough new visual or revised textual information to justify their purchase. Of the 149 pictures in this version, just 23 are reproductions of new acquisitions. VERDICT Ideal for readers and libraries without the 1988 or 1999 edition and/or for those interested in the recent acquisition activities of the Art Institute of Chicago.-Jennifer Pollock, Coll. of DAAP Lib., Univ. of Cincinnati
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It will do your soul good to page through this and look at the pretty pictures. Frederic Edwin Church's View of Cotopaxi (1857), Francisco de Zurburan's The Crucifixion (1627), Giovanni Battista ... Read full review