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AMERICAN ARTISTS

Major American Artists is a celebration of history, culture, populism, and diversity in the fine arts, detailing the lives of America's great creators. Beginning with America's first well-known school of painting--the Hudson River School in 1820--the New World was offering up unique subjects, and with westward expansion came the transcendent beauty of the frontier landscapes. Each of the featured artists in this series were distinguished in varying media: from print making to photography to architecture and design. Each title shares with its reader the styles that uniquely pushed techniques of predecessor work, as each artist featured was influenced by art made in other parts of the world. American creations while borrowing from art history, imparted lessons to effect social change through art. Great American art does all of this and makes you feel something too! Read about America's great creators and how their work was influential to their times. Learn of their greatest known works that make them the fabric of American culture. Each title is filled with vibrant photos and detailed history of the artist's legacy. These engaging books will provide an insightful look into American history.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-4154-7

$205.60(USD)
  Entire Series

8

2019

12+

7th - 12th

8 1/4 x 11 3/8

Major American Artists is a celebration of history, culture, populism, and diversity in the fine arts, detailing the lives of America's great creators. Beginning with America's first well-known school of painting--the Hudson River School in 1820--the New World was offering up unique subjects, and with westward expansion came the transcendent beauty of the frontier landscapes. Each of the featured artists in this series were distinguished in varying media: from print making to photography to architecture and design. Each title shares with its reader the styles that uniquely pushed techniques of predecessor work, as each artist featured was influenced by art made in other parts of the world. American creations, while borrowing from art history, imparted lessons to effect social change through art. Great American art does all of this and makes you feel something too! Read about America's great creators and how their work was influential to their times. Learn of their greatest known works that make them the fabric of American culture. Each title is filled with vibrant photos and detailed history of the artist's legacy. These engaging books will provide an insightful look into American history.

SLJ Review

This set provides an in-depth look at the lives and legacies of several U.S. artists and their cultural movements. The authors examine in great detail their subjects’ early lives and education and how their artwork fits into a broader historical context. High-quality, full-page reproductions of the artists’ works are complemented by appropriately placed exploratory captions, establishing how each figure evolved from previous art movements and historical events. The series spotlights a variety of media types, including photography, architecture, painting, and printmaking. The advanced writing is best suited to capable middle and high school readers. VERDICT A winning choice for lovers of art history.
Ansel Adams: the Spirit of Wild Places

by Eric Peter Nash

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Ansel Adams is one of America’s most popular and enduring photographers. His well-known photographs of America’s national parks, especially Yosemite and others in the West, are remarkable for their timeless celebration of the unblemished American landscape. Adams was an astute master of photographic technique who utilized perfectly the capabilities of his chosen medium to portray the untold beauty of the natural world. His photographs are an eloquent statement of an artist seeking order and truth and a permanent record of America’s wild beauty achieved by a man whose own nature was as immutable as the Earth he loved. In the American Artist series, you’ll read about more masters of the art world who not only depicted American life and landscape through beautiful works but also broadened our perspectives by employing the tools of their trade with the highest levels of creativity and insight. Experience firsthand these artists’ vision and influence through the seventy or more spectacular, full-color reproductions of their work. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Educational Videos are offered in the back through the use of QR codes, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to the book topic. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.

Edward Hopper: a Modern Master

by Ita G. Berkow

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Considered by most to be one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, Edward Hopper’s work can be found in almost every major museum, and his familiar urban images permeate pop culture in advertisements and on film. Best known for his oil paintings, the New York artist incorporated elements of both the Ashcan and the Impressionist schools of art to create his own, unique style. His favorite theme—the isolation of the individual within America’s rapidly progressing society—appears throughout his work, made all the more poignant by his original, realistic technique. In the American Artist series, you’ll read about more masters of the art world who not only depicted American life and landscape through beautiful works but also broadened our perspectives by employing the tools of their trade with the highest levels of creativity and insight. Experience firsthand these artists’ vision and influence through the seventy or more spectacular, full-color reproductions of their work. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Educational Videos are offered in the back through the use of QR codes, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to the book topic. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Force of Nature

by Eric Peter Nash

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Frank Lloyd Wright, born in Wisconsin, is the avatar of American architecture. Both before and after World War I, the boldness and innovation of Wright’s buildings, built largely in the Midwest, established his reputation as a leading architect. As his career progressed, Wright became discouraged with the confinement of cities and moved to develop his ideas for buildings in harmony with the natural world. Today, many years after his death, not only is Wright’s international reputation intact and growing, but buildings are yet being constructed based on his original designs. In the American Artist series, you’ll read about more masters of the art world who not only depicted American life and landscape through beautiful works but also broadened our perspectives by employing the tools of their trade with the highest levels of creativity and insight. Experience firsthand these artists’ vision and influence through the seventy or more spectacular, full-color reproductions of their work. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Educational Videos are offered in the back through the use of QR codes, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to the book topic. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.

Georgia O’Keeffe: an Eternal Spirit

by Susan Wright

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During her long and distinguished career, which developed to its highest level in the deserts of the American Southwest, Georgia O’Keeffe pioneered an artistic style that dominated the art of twentieth-century America. Unique in its organic, abstract expression, her vision and passion identify her as a lifelong master of modern art. With crystalline clarity and a vivid sensuous feeling for both objects and landscapes, O’Keeffe painted life studies that were to distinguish her as an original and adventurous painter. Her studies of flowers, bones, cityscapes, and southwestern landscapes have become some of the most recognizable images in modern art. In the American Artist series, you’ll read about more masters of the art world who not only depicted American life and landscape through beautiful works but also broadened our perspectives by employing the tools of their trade with the highest levels of creativity and insight. Experience firsthand these artists’ vision and influence through the seventy or more spectacular, full-color reproductions of their work. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Educational Videos are offered in the back through the use of QR codes, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to the book topic. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.

Grandma Moses: an American Original

by William C. Ketchum, Jr.

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Grandma Moses is a name synonymous with American folk art. Considered by many to be America’s preeminent folk painter, her winsome style, evocative of a simpler, bygone era, has endeared her to millions worldwide. The landscape is probably the most popular of Grandma Moses’s subjects. She captured the land she knew and loved in New England in many moods and seasons, often employing it as a backdrop for family and community activities. A true American icon, Grandma Moses painted timeless scenes that will continue to charm and delight for many generations to come. In the American Artist series, you’ll read about more masters of the art world who not only depicted American life and landscape through beautiful works but also broadened our perspectives by employing the tools of their trade with the highest levels of creativity and insight. Experience firsthand these artists’ vision and influence through the seventy or more spectacular, full-color reproductions of their work. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Educational Videos are offered in the back through the use of QR codes, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to the book topic. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.

Mary Cassatt: an American Impressionist

by Gerhard Gruitrooy

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American-born painter Mary Cassatt grew up in Pennsylvania but spent the better part of her life and career in France, yet that did not prevent her from gaining a preeminent position among artists in the United States. At the height of her career, she focused almost exclusively on depictions of mothers and children, a subject that became her signature theme. By the outbreak of World War I, Cassatt had to give up painting entirely due to failing eyesight, but she preserved her original enthusiasm and devotion to art until the end of her life. In the American Artist series, you’ll read about more masters of the art world who not only depicted American life and landscape through beautiful works but also broadened our perspectives by employing the tools of their trade with the highest levels of creativity and insight. Experience firsthand these artists’ vision and influence through the seventy or more spectacular, full-color reproductions of their work. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Educational Videos are offered in the back through the use of QR codes, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to the book topic. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.

The Hudson River School: American Landscape Artists

by Bert D. Yaeger

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During a fifty-year period, an artistic movement developed in America that was based on Romanticism and inspired by the wild areas in the vicinity of New York’s Hudson River. The first native American school of landscape painting included artists Thomas Cole, Asher Brown Durand, and Thomas Doughty as well as Frederic Church, Thomas Moran, and Albert Bierstadt. While most of these artists did not think of themselves as belonging to a movement, they did share a sense of wonder at the grandeur of the New World’s remarkable scenic wilderness. In the American Artist series, you’ll read about more masters of the art world who not only depicted American life and landscape through beautiful works but also broadened our perspectives by employing the tools of their trade with the highest levels of creativity and insight. Experience firsthand these artists’ vision and influence through the seventy or more spectacular, full-color reproductions of their work. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Educational Videos are offered in the back through the use of QR codes, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to the book topic. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.

The Legacy of Norman Rockwell

by Ben Sonder

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Norman Rockwell was an illustrator of tremendous ingenuity and energy, and his memorable scenes come together to create a brilliant patchwork quilt of American imagery. With the arrival of the full-color press and a wealth of illustrated magazines, Rockwell took his art to the masses and became the most beloved American illustrator of all time. His career begins in New York with Boy’s Life and continues with The Saturday Evening Post, along with his later, more socially conscious work for Look magazine. In the American Artist series, you’ll read about more masters of the art world who not only depicted American life and landscape through beautiful works but also broadened our perspectives by employing the tools of their trade with the highest levels of creativity and insight. Experience firsthand these artists’ vision and influence through the seventy or more spectacular, full-color reproductions of their work. Each title in this series includes color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Educational Videos are offered in the back through the use of QR codes, that, when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a video relating to the book topic. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text.