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The Great American Thing, Modern Art and the National Identity, 1915-1935

The Great American Thing, Modern Art and the National Identity, 1915-1935

by Wanda M. Corn

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 470 PAGES

A bold and wonderfully illustrated survey of the birth of American Modernism. (USA106, $52.95)

Norman Rockwell, A Life

Norman Rockwell, A Life

by Laura Claridge

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 592 PAGES

A provocative biography of the iconic American illustrator, detailing his life and work. (USE348, $16.95)

Portrait of an Artist, A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe

Portrait of an Artist, A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe

by Laura Lisle

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 496 PAGES

Lisle shows how O'Keeffe was both changed and inspired by her Southwestern surroundings in this insightful biography of Georgia O'Keeffe. (USW221, $37.95)

 
Feeding a Yen, Savoring Local Specialties from Kansas City to Cuzco

Feeding a Yen, Savoring Local Specialties from Kansas City to Cuzco


by Calvin Trillin

  • FOOD
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 197 PAGES

A captivating, enthusiastic collection of essays on the subjects of food, life and local specialties. This slim book includes Trillin's priceless riff on bagels as bait to lure his daughters home from the West Coast, his quest for the best ceviche with Douglas Rodriguez, and 11 other ramblings. (WLD40, $15.00)

Hill Folks, A History of Arkansas Ozarkers and Their Image


by Brooks Blevins

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 360 PAGES

A study of the region's history and the mythology that has sprung up around it. (USM63, $32.50)

The Hudson River School, Nature and the American Vision

The Hudson River School, Nature and the American Vision


by Linda Ferber | New York Historical Society

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2009
  • HARD COVER
  • 220 PAGES

This survey of the Hudson River School of painters, including Thomas Cole and Asher Durand, demonstrates these mid-19th century artists' focus on natural landscapes through excellent reproductions. (NYS108, $50.00)

Winslow Homer, An American Vision


by Randall C. Griffin

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2006
  • HARD COVER
  • 240 PAGES

A thorough but approachable critical survey. This collection includes all of Homer's major paintings as well as many his more obscure etchings and woodcuts. (ART88, $75.00)

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