Baker & Taylor Describes the major artistic developments in the United States from the early Colonial period until 1914
Book News This is the first volume in the Grove Encyclopedias of the Arts of the Americas , one of five new series of encyclopedias that make up the Grove Library of World Art. Arranged alphabetically, the 835 entries cover all the major artistic developments in the USA from the early Colonial period until 1914, with the start of World War I. In addition to biographies of well-known American artists, articles present art styles and movements, cities, building types, collectors, dealers, important writers, and about 30 new biographies of late 19th- and early 20th-century Californian artists. Entries are complemented by 420 b&w and 90 color illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Oxford University Press A one-volume work covering all the major artistic developments in the USA from the Colonial period until 1914. From pioneering artists, such as John White, who recorded the native flora, fauna, and peoples of the early Virginia and North Carolina settlements, to the pivotal 1913 Armory Show, the entries chart the evolution of artistic traditions in the emerging American nation. The book features 500 biographies of such well-known figures as John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, Thomas Cole, and Paul Revere; it also includes some 30 new biographies of late 19th century and early 20th century Californian artists, who have frequently been overlooked in previous literature.