Edwin Howland Blashfield: Master American Muralist

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Mina Rieur Weiner
W.W. Norton & Company, 2009 - Art - 160 pages
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Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848–1936) rose to prominence as a muralist during the “American Renaissance,” the period between the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the United States' entry into World War I. Blashfield's monumental work can be viewed in courthouses, state capitols, churches, universities, museums, and other places across the United States. New scholarship highlights Blashfield's contributions to the beauty of civic spaces and his lasting influence on public art in America.

The first book in decades to focus on the renowned muralist, this covers the artist as defender of the classical tradition, surveys his artistic production, observes the works from a conservator's perspective, and discusses his legacy. It references Blashfield's writing and leadership of numerous cultural organizations, as well as his paintings, in examining his efforts to codify the professional relationship between architects and artists and promote the blending of classic principles with American symbolism, history and contemporary realities.

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Contents

Foreword
11
Observations from a Conservators Perspective
109
Chronological List of Known Murals
135
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Mina Rieur Weiner, a museum consultant, has organized exhibitions for numerous New York City museums, including "John Koch: Painting a New York Life" for the New York Historical Society.

ANNE DAY is a noted photographer whose most recent work appeared in

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