Books

Nature Morte: Bruce Katsiff Photographs

Nature Morte: Bruce Katsiff Photographs

80-pages, hardback

A richly-illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition and includes an essay by Delaware Art Museum Curator Heather Campbell Coyle; a foreword by Peter Barberie, Brodsky Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and a brief history of the platinum process by photographer Thomas Shillea. The hardcover book is 80 pages and printed in quad-tone.

Price - $39.95

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Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser

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Heather Campbell Coyle, Editor
Hardback, 136 pages
11 x 10

This richly illustrated book includes essays by Dr. Heather Campbell Coyle (Curator of American Art, Delaware Art Museum) and Dr. Stephen Petersen (instructor, Corcoran College of Art and Design). The essays situate Heiser in the context of photography, film, and art in downtown New York. In addition, associates of the artist—Hilton Als (writer and theater critic, The New Yorker) and Tom Woodruff (professor, School of Visual Arts)—provide short contributions.

Distributed by University of Pennsylvania Press.

Price - $47.50

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Jack in Search of Art

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by Arlene Boehm

Published by Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 2001)
Paperback, 32 pages

Jack the Bear captivates young readers again! After discovering Music in his last adventure, this time it is ART!

In an innovative blend of illustration and digitized art photography, Jack the Bear explores the galleries of the Delaware Art Museum and discovers much more than just what meets the eye!

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Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century

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By Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Published by University of Washington Press, 2006
Paperback, 183 pages

This beautifully illustrated book features color reproductions of more than 100 important portraits in various media, drawn from museum and historical collections across the United States. The biographies of individual sitters, artists or histories of the works are discussed in short texts. Essays by art historian Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw consider various issues of how the self was fashioned pictorially and the development of unique identities through the formal portraiture of freeborn and previously enslaved African American artists and sitters.

Price - $40.00

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Frank E. Schoonover Catalogue Raisonné

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By John Schoonover and Louise Schoonover Smith with LeeAnn Dean

Published by Oak Knoll Press, 2009
Paperback, 846 pages
Two volumes

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Frank E. Schoonover (1877-1972) is one of the most beloved and prolific illustrators of his time. This two-volume catalogue raisonné embodies Schoonover’s entire career, from his earliest sketches to his last easel painting. Included are over 3,000 images, most in full color, a detailed biography with accompanying time line, and more.

Price - $195.00

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Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London

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By Mary Cowling with contributions by Tim Barringer, Dianne Sachko Macleod, Christiana Payne, and Andrew Wilton

Published by Art Services International, 2008
Paperback, 244 pages

This catalog for the exhibition Paintings from the Reign of Victoria: The Royal Holloway Collection, London features 60 of Victorian England’s best paintings. The catalog is mostly color with some black and white plates. Included are multiple essays on the works and styles of the Victorian era as well as a section of artists’ biographies.

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Testimony: Vernacular Art of the African-American South

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Published in 2001 by Harry N. Abrams Publishers. Essays by Kinshasha Conwill, Arthur C. Danto, Edmund Barry Gaither, Grey Gundaker, and Judith M McWillie.

192 pages. Hardback

This book covers the Ronald and June Shelp Collection, which was featured at the Delaware Art Museum in a 2004 exhibition. Created as a companion book to the Museum’s Ancestry and Innovation: African American Art from the American Folk Art Museum exhibition, this book provides an overview of African-American artists and styles, ranging from watercolor to quilts and sculptures to oils.

Price - $39.95

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Illustrating Her World: Ellen B. T. Pyle

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By Katharine E. Smith and
Joyce K. Schiller

Published by Delaware Art Museum, 2009
Paperback, 42 pages

The exhibition Illustrating Her World: Ellen B. T. Pyle has a companion book by the same title. The authors are Katharine E. (Lisa) Smith, great-granddaughter of Ellen Pyle, and Joyce K. Schiller, previously Curator of American Art at the Delaware Art Museum and now Inaugural Curator of the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Illustrating Her World features an illustrated biography of the artist as well as a checklist of the works in the exhibition.

Price - $22.95

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Fifty Works for Fifty States: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

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Produced in 2008 by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Edited by Don Ball.

242 pages.  Paperback

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel assembled an outstanding 4,000 piece collection of minimal and conceptual art with modest means (he was a postal clerk and she was a librarian). They then teamed up with the National Gallery of Art, with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to launch Fifty Works for Fifty States.  This program distributed 2,500 works from the Vogels’ collection throughout the nation, with 50 works going to a selected institution in each of the 50 states.

This book includes a brief look at some of the art that was given to each institution, including the collection given to the Delaware Art Museum. This was a companion book for the Delaware Art Museum’s 2010 exhibition 50 works for the First State: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection.

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Leonard Baskin: Art from the Gift of Alfred Appel, Jr.

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Catalog published in 2010 by the Delaware Art Museum. Essay by Alfred Appel, Jr. Edited by Heather Campbell Coyle.

16 pages. Hardback

This book celebrates the collection of Leonard Baskin’s art generously donated to the Delaware Art Museum by Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Appel, Jr. Professor Appel was a literary scholar and an author of wide-ranging books on modern art and jazz. A professor of English at Northwestern University for more than 35 years, he was known particularly for his expertise on Vladimir Nabokov and for his book The Annotated Lolita (1970, updated 1991). Attracted by Baskin’s profound humanism, Professor Appel formed this exemplary collection in the 1960s and early ’70s, and in the process, he befriended the artist.

In the fall of 2010, the Delaware Art Museum held an exhibition highlighting Mr. Appel’s gift. Leonard Baskin: Art from the Gift of Alfred Appel, Jr. featured more than 70 drawings, prints, sculptures, and books. This limited edition book is a companion to the exhibition of the same name.  Hand printed and hand bound by Lead Graffiti of Newark, Delaware, as a tribute to Baskin’s interest in hand-made books, only 200 were made. Each book is numbered and has a decorative cover of hand-marbled paper.

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Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans

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Essay by Bill Scott
Forward by Danielle Rice
Interview with the artist by Heather Campbell Coyle

Published by Delaware Art Museum in association with Hudson Hills Press, 2012
Hardback, 96 pages

This beautifully illustrated hardback book, which was created to accompany the Museum’s exhibition Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans, features an artist interview and essay by Philadelphia painter Bill Scott and highlights a selection of poems that have inspired Mary Page Evans, as well as works inspired by her pictures. Featured poets include Howard Nemerov, Billy Collins, Moira Linehan, Adrianne Marcus, Elizabeth Seydel Morgan, and Susan Jackson.

Price - $45.00

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Tales of Folk and Fairies: The Life and Work of Katharine Pyle

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By Katherine L. Miner.
Published by the Delaware Art Museum, 2012.
Paperback.  43 pages.

Katharine Pyle (1863 – 1938), Howard Pyle’s youngest sibling, emerged as one of Delaware’s most prolific women authors and illustrators. Between 1898 and 1934, she illustrated or wrote and illustrated over 50 books – almost all for children – including fairy tales and animal stories. Largely overshadowed by her more famous brother, the Delaware Art Museum’s 2012 exhibition, Tales of Folk and Fairies: The Life and Work of Katherine Pyle, served to reintroduce Katharine’s work to present-day audiences. This book includes a brief biography, an essay about Katharine Pyle’s work, and an exhibition checklist.

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“So Beautifully Illustrated” Katharine Richardson Wireman and the Art of Illustration

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By Mary Holahan
Published by the Delaware Art Museum, 2012
Paperback, 48 pages

Katharine Richardson Wireman (1878 – 1966) studied with Howard Pyle before embarking on a 50-year career as an illustrator. Her lively illustrations, which often featured domestic scenes, ranged from advertisements and fashion features to children’s books to engaging color covers of popular magazines such as The Country Gentleman. This beautiful 48-page book, which was created to accompany a Delaware Art Museum exhibition by the same name, highlights oil paintings, watercolors, and drawings created by Richardson Wireman between 1912 and 1950.

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American Moderns,1910–1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

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by Karen A. Sherry (Author), Margaret Stenz (Author), Brooklyn Museum (Editor)

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Pomegranate (September 10, 2012)

This beautifully illustrated 128-page hardback book, with essays by Karen A. Sherry and Margaret Stenz, was published in conjunction with the traveling exhibition from the Brooklyn Museum. Presented in six exciting thematic sections—Cubist Experiments, The Still Life Revisited, Nature Essentialized, Modern Structures, Engaging Characters, and Americana—this book highlights fascinating shifts in American art and culture between 1910–1960.

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Selected Treasures

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by Kraig Binkowski

Published by Scala Publishers, 2004
136 pages, Paperback

Over 130 pages, this beautifully illustrated guide examines selected masterpieces from the collection. An introduction to each section provides background information on the art, artists, and their impact, as well as the significance of the collection to the art world in general.

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The Story of Jack Ballister’s Fortunes

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Written and illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Dover Publications, 2008 (originally published 1897)
Paperback, 358 pages

Young Jack Ballister, an English orphan, is kidnapped and sent to America. He is sold into slavery on a Virginia Tobacco plantation in 1719. He then stumbles onto a savage plot by pirates who are under the command of the sinister Captain Edward Teach, who is none other than the infamous Blackbeard!

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Pirates, Patriots, and Princesses: The Art of Howard Pyle

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By Howard Pyle
Edited by Jeff A. Menges

Published by Dover Publications, 2006
Paperback, 96 pages

A giant in the field of illustration and children’s books, Pyle (1853-1911) published some 3,300 dynamic illustrations during his 35-year-long career and influenced countless students. This volume features 65 plates of his rare, early-edition printings. Action-packed drawings depict dueling pirates, pistol-toting buccaneers, Revolutionary-era patriots, knights in armor rescuing fair maidens, and other exciting scenes.

 

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Men of Iron

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By Howard Pyle

Published by Dover Publications, 2003
Paperback, 224 pages

Master storyteller Howard Pyle at his best, incorporating fascinating historical information about life in a medieval castle, knighthood, and chivalry into the fast-moving and entertaining story of young Myles Falworth’s fight to restore his family’s rights and good name.

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The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

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Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Dover Publications; New Ed edition, 1965
Paperback, 313 pages

The thrilling and timeless legend, masterfully illustrated.

The story of the incomparable Arthur, the lovely Guinevere, the wicked Morgana le Fey, and the magical Merlin has enthralled and delighted readers for centuries.

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Otto of the Silver Hand

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Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by New York, Dover Publications, 1967
Paperback, 173 pages

A rich and engrossing thread of romance runs through this tale of a motherless son of a valiant robber baron of Medieval Germany. Young Otto is raised in a monastery, only to return to his family’s domain and become painfully involved in the blood-feud between his father and the rival house of Trutz-Drachen.

This book has become a legend, a modern story with the feel and sound of an ancient tale, enhanced by 55 of Pyle’s illustrations. It is a reading adventure that youngsters will not soon forget.

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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

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Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Unabridged Dover republication
Paperback, 173 pages

Pyle takes the reader along with Robin Hood and his band on their merry adventures. They tell of Little John, Will Scarlet, Allan a Dale, The Sheriff of Nottingham, and many other

This is the best version of the classic stories and the only edition which reproduces both Pyle’s original (1883) text and his famous illustrations in their entirety, including the page decorations.

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The Wonder Clock

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Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Dover Publications, Inc., 1965
Paperback, 319 pages

This collection includes some of Pyle’s most entertaining and imaginative works—24 delightful fairy tales, one for each hour of the day.

Each story is preceded with a verse by Katherine Pyle that indicates the hour of the day and sets the stage for the tale that follows. 148 illustrations enhance the stories.

This is a collection of tales that now growing boy or girl should be without. Parents too, will look forward to reading these stories to their children.

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The Story of the Grail and the Passing of Arthur

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Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Unabridged Dover (1992) republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1910
Paperback, 272 pages

This book is a rich chronicle that includes the stirring adventures of Sir Galahad and the pursuit of the Holy Grail as well as the last chapters in the life of King Arthur.

Recounted in a language appropriately medieval in flavor and enhanced with 39 of Howard Pyle’s richly atmospheric illustrations, these tales promise a splendid reading experience—a magical journey to a far off time and bygone world of knightly valor and chivalric romance.

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The Story of the Sir Launcelot and His Companions

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Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Unabridged Dover (1991) republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1907
Paperback, 352 pages

For generations, Howard Pyle’s beautifully illustrated tales of Arthurian Britain have fired the imaginations of young readers.

This enchanting volume celebrates the exploits and conquests of Sir Launcelot, one of the most famous knights of King Arthur’s Round Table.

52 richly detailed illustrations highlight each story’s dramatic moments.

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The Story of the Champions of the Round Table

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Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Unabridged Dover (1968) republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1905
Paperback, 329 pages

Written two years after The Story of King Arthur and his Knights, this Howard Pyle book returns to Arthur’s Court and presents the adventure-filled stories of three worthy, noble excellent knights-champions—Sir Launcelot, Sir Tristam, and Sir Percival.

All are told in Pyle’s inimitable style, capturing perfectly the tone and spirit of ancient romance. 50 of Pyle’s illustrations help make this one of the most memorable adventure books ever written for young readers.

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The Garden Behind the Moon: A Real Story of the Moon Angel

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Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Unabridged Dover (2005) republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1895
Paperback, 118 pages

A lot of people wonder what’s on the other side of the moon. David—a dreamy young boy—actually finds out. Once there, he meets the Man-in-the-Moon, discovers a magical garden, battles a terrible giant, and brings lost treasures back to Earth.

10 full-page black and white illustrations by Howard Pyle enhance this tale of a faraway world, where children play and no one ever cries. As an added bonus, readers can visit the Delaware Art Museum and see all 10 original illustrations in the Howard Pyle Gallery!

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The Book of Pirates

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Written and Illustrated by Howard Pyle

Published by Dover Publications; illustrated edition edition, 2000
Paperback, 320 pages

Rarely have the exploits of marauding pirates and buccaneers of the Spanish Main been more vividly recounted than in the stories of author and illustrator Howard Pyle. Possessed of a unique talent for recapturing the flavor of bygone eras, Pyle wrote and illustrated these highly readable, swashbuckling sagas of the sea wolves who sailed under the dreaded black king.

The result is a treasury of marvelous tales, enhanced with 63 of Pyle’s own incomparable illustrations—including 11 full page color plates. It is sure to delight any lover of tales of adventure on the high seas.

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William Morris on Art and Socialism

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Edited by Norman Kelvin

Published by Dover Publications, 1999
Paperback, 192 pages

William Morris exerted an enormous influence in many fields. He covered topics from design and craftsmanship through literature and social politics. He gave many lectures and published many essays on his ideas. This book gives an overview with several complete essays of Morris’ ranging from 1877 to 1896.

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American Book Design and William Morris

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By Susan Otis Thompson

Published by By Oak Knoll Press, 1996
Paperback, 258 pages

American book design underwent a dramatic change beginning in the 1890’s. William Morris and his Kelmscott Press helped form the Arts and Crafts Movement which was one of the major catalysts for this change in book design. His work chronicles Morris’ influence, the Arts and Crafts book style and the distinction between Aesthetic, Arts and Crafts, and the Art Nouveau styles of books.

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Charles Fairfax Murray: The Unknown Pre-Raphaelite

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By David B. Elliott

Published by Oak Knoll Press, 2000
Hardcover, 266 pages

Charles Fairfax Murray was a painter, art dealer, collector, and close friend to William Morris, Burne-Jones, the Rossetti’s as well as being a protégé of John Ruskin.  He started off his art career as a studio assistant to Burne-Jones and ended his life as a painter (his “Romeo and Juliet” is in the Delaware Art Museum Collection) and an expert on Classical Italian Paintings.  Written by his grandson, this book gives a wonderful insight to the Victorian art world the Pre-Raphaelites were changing.  This is an autographed copy.

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Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum

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Waking Dreams: The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites from the Delaware Art Museum

By Stephen Wildman

This beautifully illustrated catalog offers a comprehensive overview of the Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection, and the artists who comprised the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Published by Art Services International, 2004
Quality Paperback, 395 pages

Price - $49.95

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The Life of William Morris

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By J. W. Mackail.
Published by Dover Publications in 1995 and reissued in 2011.
Paperback.  364 pages.

Originally written in 1899 and published as two volumes, The Life of William Morris is now bound as one volume in this updated edition. This classic biography was written just a few years after Morris’ death at the request of Edward Burne-Jones. J.W. Mackail was given access to Morris’ family and business papers and interviewed many of Morris’ friends, family members, and fellow artists to create a compelling biography of the artist’s life.

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The Art and Illustration of Walter Crane

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Selected and Edited by Jeff A. Menges
Published by Dover Publications, 2010.
Paperback. 109 pages.

Walter Crane was a prominent figure in the late Victorian art world.  A friend of William Morris, Crane agreed with Morris’ views that  “…art should exist in all things.” Although his first love was painting, Crane had a lively career as an illustrator. This book provides an overview of Crane’s illustrations, watercolors, and oil paintings.

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Beyond Decoration: The Illustrations of John Everett Millais

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By Paul Goldman
Published by Oak Knoll Press, 2005.
Hardback.  337 pages.

John Everett Millais is known today as a leading English painter, but he was also an outstanding master of black and white illustrations. This book features these stunning illustrations—which were extremely popular in periodicals during Millais’ lifetime—and offers insights into the imagery the artist was attempting to portray.

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Joanna, George and Henry

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By Sue Bradbury

Published by Boydell Press in 2012
Hardback 320 pages.

Told through the help of many personal letters, this tale of the artists George Boyce, Joanna Boyce and Henry Wells, let’s us into the world of a Victorian Artist. They knew many of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood especially Ruskin, Millais and Rossetti. Their own works were being exhibited at the Royal Academy during this time. Part history, part love story, and totally enjoyable.

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The Collected Letters of Jane Morris

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Edited by Frank C. Sharp and Jan Marsh

Publisher: Boydell Press (October 20, 2011)
Pages: 528
Size: 24.4 x 17.2
Binding: Hardback

Jane Morris was one of the famous faces of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.  Married to William Morris his fame often overshadowed her own achievements. These letters, most published for the very first time, show a woman actively involved in the family business and the Kelmscott Press. She was also an ardent supporter of Irish Home Rule. Her letters show  an intelligent woman in the turbulent times of the 1880’s.

Price - $165.00

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Painters of the Ashcan School: The Immortal Eight

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By Bennard B. Perlman

Published by Dover Publications, 1988
Paperback, 224 pages

The group called the “Ashcan School” were given this name due to the members’ realistic depictions of life in New York City. Among The Eight were John Sloan, Robert Henri, William J. Glackens, and Maurice Prendergast. This edition features black and white illustrations and includes an introduction by Sloan’s second wife and devoted widow, Helen Farr Sloan.

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