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French Art in Philadelphia

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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The Devil and Dr. Barnes, Portrait of an American Art Collector

GEN375
Howard Greenfeld
Aa Balkema
2006
336
0940159929
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Art collector and famously combative eccentric, Albert Barnes was a legendary figure in the early 20th-century art scene, and his remarkable life is given a full treatment in Greenfield's entertaining biography.
$17.95

Ways of Seeing

ART151
John Berger
Penguin Putnam
1990
224
0140135154
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Art critic, painter, essayist and Booker Prize-winning novelist Berger concentrates on how we look at art in this eye-opening and influential classic.
$17.00

Impressionism

FRN223
James Henry Rubin
Phaidon Press
1999
446
0714838268
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An excellent illustrated survey of Impressionism in the "Art and Ideas" series.
$45.00

Frommer's Philadelphia Day by Day

USE598
Frommer's
Frommer's
2013
162887029X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact shirt pocket guide, ideal for a short visit, featuring remarkably good suggestions for everything from food, hotels and neighborhoods to shopping. With a separate foldout map of the city center.
$13.95

Philadelphia Map

USE123
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2006
2
3866091435
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, flexible map of the center of Philadelphia.
$7.95

Independence, A Guide to Historic Philadelphia

USE546
George W. Boudreau
University of Chicago Press
2011
394
1594161437
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Meticulously researched and fabulously illustrated with photographs and early American art, Boudreau's book traces the history of America's first capital from its founding in 1681 to its vital role in the war for independence.
$24.95

Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation

USE244
Joseph J. Ellis
Vintage Books
2002
304
0375705244
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A riveting tale of Washington, Madison, Hamilton and especially of Jefferson and Adams. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, it's a fascinating glimpse into the early days of our country.
$16.95

Philadelphia, A 300-Year History

USE98
Russell F. Weigley (Editor), Edward Wolf (Editor), Nicholas B. Wainwright (Editor), Joseph E. Illick
W. W. Norton & Company
1982
751
0393016102
HARD COVER
History
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive history of Philadelphia that examines the city's political, artistic, physical and social development.
$35.00

Revolutionaries, A New History of the Invention of America

USA442
Jack Rakove
Houghton Mifflin Company
2011
496
0547521871
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Rakove offers new insights into the personalities of America's famous and little-known revolutionaries, focusing on the period from 1772 to 1792 and portraying these national heroes as ordinary men who rose to meet the challenges at hand.
$16.95

The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects

USA549
Richard Kurin
Penguin Putnam
2016
784
0143128159
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
Explore American history through 101 objects from the Smithsonian museums. Dr. Richard Kurin relates fascinating stories about historical objects like Neil Armstrong's space suit, the Wright brothers' plane and Dorothy's ruby red slippers, reminding us th
$40.00

Cezanne, Father of 20th Century Art

FRN168
Michel Hoog, Rosemary Stonehewer (Translator)
Harry N. Abrams
1994
175
0810928795
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A pocket-size biography of Cezanne, discussing the painter's monumental influence on the development of 20th-century art, featuring color illustrations and excerpts from the artist's writings.
$12.95

Historic Houses of Philadelphia, A Tour of the Region's Museum Homes

USE93
Roger W. Moss, Tom Crane
University of Pennsylvania Press
1998
240
0812234383
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A photographic tour of 50 distinctive residences in the Philadelphia area.
$39.95

Impressionism

FRN310
Belinda Thomson
Thames & Hudson
2000
272
0500203350
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A readable account of the French Impressionist movement and its most notable artists, illustrated with color reproductions. This book's thoughtful analyses of individual works are illuminated by solid historical and cultural background.
$21.95

Manet

ART51
Giles Neret
Taschen
2002
96
3822819492
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, illustrated survey of the French painter, featuring color reproductions of his work.
$9.99

Matisse and Picasso, The Story of their Rivalry and Friendship

ART20
Jack Flam
Hachette
2003
288
081339046X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Jack Flam explores the compelling, competitive, parallel lives of these two artists and their very different attitudes toward the idea of artistic greatness, toward the women they loved and ultimately toward their confrontations with death.
$17.95

Philadelphia, Then and Now

USE360
Edward Arthur Mauger
Independent Publishers Group
2015
144
190981556X
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated chronicle of Philadelphia's development over the decades. Archival photographs are paired with modern ones, their contrast demonstrating the city's change. Each pair is accompanied by a brief, historical description.
$19.95

Rodin, World of Art

FRN638
Bernard Champigneulle
Thames & Hudson
1995
288
0500200610
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An illustrated introduction to the sculpture of Rodin, along with a brief consideration of his life and its effect on his art.
$16.95

Rodin: Eros and Creativity

FRN637
Rainer Crone, Siegfried Salzmann
Prestel
2006
185
3791318098
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An exhibition catalog of Rodin's sculpture, focusing on his depiction of the erotic and including critical essays by eight European and American experts.
$19.95

The Private Lives of the Impressionists

FRA16
Sue Roe
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
356
0060545593
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Cezanne, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt. Roe shows the Impressionists in the studios of Paris, rural lanes of Montmartre and rowdy riverside bars as Paris underwent Baron Haussmann's spectacular transformation.
$17.99

Vincent's Gardens: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh

NTH147
Ralph Skea
Thames & Hudson
2011
112
0500238774
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Monuments to the artistic originality and poetic sensibility of Van Gogh, this survey of the artist’s favorite gardens includes reproductions of oil paintings and sketches.
$19.95

Dear Theo, The Autobiography of Vincent Van Gogh

NTH88
Irving Stone (Editor)
Plume
1995
480
0452275040
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This collection of letters from the troubled artist to his brother offers an illuminating gaze into Van Gogh’s passion for art while revealing his dramatic personal struggles.
$17.00

Matisse The Master, A Life Of Henri Matisse: The Conquest Of Colour: 1909-1954

FRN654
Hilary Spurling
Alfred Knopf
2005
544
0679434291
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Spurling's unprecendented access to letters and private archival material gives extraordinary insight and depth into Matisse's life and art. With color plates and over 100 black-and-white images.
$40.00

The Matisse Stories

FRN299
A.S. Byatt
Random House
1996
127
067976223X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A slim collection of three tales, each inspired by a Matisse painting, which showcase Byatt's various talents as fabulist, comedian and critic. In all her incarnations, she is nothing short of wonderful. With reproductions of the three paintings.
$13.00

Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America

NAM44
Ted Floyd
Smithsonian Institution Press
2008
528
0061120405
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 2,000 stunning color photographs, this comprehensive guide buy the editor of Birding magazine includes almost 600 I-Pod compatable, downloadable bird songs.
$24.95

More Books

Impressionism, Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society

FRN117
Robert L. Herbert
Yale University Press
1991
324
0300050836
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A magnificently illustrated social history, this book shows the cafes, opera houses, dance halls and other places of entertainment and leisure that inspired some of the great Impressionist paintings.
$38.50

Philadelphia Fire, A Novel

USE102
John Edgar Wideman
Vintage Books
2005
199
061850964X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this novel, an African American writer returns to West Philadelphia to write a book on the 1985 police bombing of a black organization and searches for the one surviving child. Winner of the Pen Faulkner Award.
$13.95

The Americans, the Colonial Experience

USA05
Daniel Boorstin
Random House
1964
434
0394705130
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Winner of the Bancroft Prize, this wide-ranging portrait of colonial America looks to the origins of the American character and its institutions.
$17.95

A Prayer for the City

USE121
Buzz G. Bissinger, Robert Clark (Photographer)
Random House
1998
408
0679744940
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An account of Philadelphia and its mayor Ed Rendell in the early 1990s. Bissinger draws Rendell as a larger-than-life personality, doing anything possible to save a floundering city.
$17.00

Courbet's Realism

ART50
Michael Fried
University of Chicago Press
1992
396
0226262154
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An analysis and scholarly overview of the French realist painter.
$59.00

Eyewitness Guide Philadelphia & the Pennsylvania Dutch Country

USE369
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
208
1465428607
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Gorgeously illustrated and with excellent maps, this compact book is a handsome overview of the history, traditions, cultures and sights of Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
$23.00

Benjamin Franklin, An American Life

USE547
Walter Isaacson
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2004
586
074325807X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A New York Times Bestseller, Walter Isaacson's sweeping biography hones in on the genius of a man who dramatically shaped American history. Without shying away from Franklin's shortcomings, Issacson manages to paint an entertaining and complex portrait of "the most accomplished American of his age".
$19.99

Betsy Ross and the Making of America

USE548
Marla R. Miller
Griffin Publishing
2011
467
0312576226
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A femal artisan, working woman and loving wife, Ross was heavily immersed within her surroundings: she lost husbands to the war, witnessed the rising demand for upholstery and suffered many losses at the hands of the yellow fever epidemics. As a result, Miller's biography isn't simply the story of a single woman frozen in time, but of an entire generation.
$29.99

For Kids

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?

USA42
Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes (Illustrator), Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
1999
48
069811440X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Favorite children's author Jean Fritz gamely tells the story of John Hancock. This cheerful, unsanctimonious biography of the man who so boldly signed the Declaration of Independence is ideal for middle school readers.
$6.99

Saving the Liberty Bell

USE482
Megan McDonald
Atheneum
2005
32
0689851677
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A true story of the American Revolution told by an 11-year-old boy who helped his father hide the Liberty Bell from the British.
$17.99

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia

USE483
Margaret Cousins
1987
153
0394849280
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The life of Ben Franklin -- inventor, printer, editor, statesman, ambassador, and arguably one of the most important Americans in history -- is depicted with warmth and insight in this biography for ages 9-12.
$5.99