Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason 

This beautiful catalog accompanies our exhibit, “Layered Abstraction: Margo Allman and Helen Mason.” This survey of two important local artists features stunning images of their work as well as contributions from Curator of Contemporary Art Margaret Winslow, Chief Curator Heather Campbell Coyle, J.Susan Isaacs, Bernard J. Felch, Ryan Grover, and Betty Helen Longhi.

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Price - $30.00

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Wilmington 1968 Sourcebook

Published by the Delaware Art Museum
Compiled by Simon Austin
Designed by Candice Kearns
Edited by Deborah Krieger and Margaret Winslow
ISBN 9780996067652

The Wilmington 1968 Sourcebook is more than just a catalog for the Wilmington 1968 trio of exhibitions. The Sourcebook, compiled by Simone Austin and featuring essays from Ms. Austin as well as Dr. Jordan Howell and artist Hank Willis Thomas, is a collection of documents, photos and writing that shed light on Wilmington’s history during the Civil Rights movement. This book details the events that led to the National Guard occupation of Wilmington, Delaware and explores the occupation and its aftermath.


Price - $78.50

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Behind the Easel: The Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Representational Painters

  • Robert C. Jackson with Pamela Sienna
  • Hardcover: 166 color photos
  • Publisher: Schiffer Books

Most art books are not in the first person, so while there is some truth to the analyses, some things are always off. Robert C. Jackson set out to interview 20 contemporary representational artists (himself included) and showcase their artwork within the context of their interviews. Here you will meet Steven Assael, Bo Bartlett, Debra Bermingham, Margaret Bowland, Paul Fenniak, Scott Fraser, Woody Gwyn, F. Scott Hess, Laurie Hogin, Robert C. Jackson, Alan Magee, Janet Monafo, John Moore, Charles Pfahl, Scott Prior, Stone Roberts, Sandra Mendelsohn Rubin, Daniel Sprick, Will Wilson, and Jerome Witkin. Each of these artists has a very elusive quality–a unique voice. Seeing their work from across a room they are all recognizable. Their artworks are showcased in this large book with more than 140 images of their paintings as well as photographs of the artists in their studios and an epilogue by Pamela Sienna.

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How to be an Illustrator

  • by Darrel Rees (Author)
  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; 2 edition (February 18, 2014)

This book offers practical help and guidance to aspiring illustrators. All areas of the job are covered – how to create a portfolio; the most effective ways to approach would-be clients; how to prepare for meetings and negotiate contracts; and how to handle, deliver, and bill a job. There is advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that can undermine crucial first impressions; how to set up a studio; and how to maintain a flow of work and manage one’s time and cash. Success in self-promotion, creating websites, self-publishing, and the pros and cons of agents are all explored.

International illustrators are interviewed, discussing how they got their break in the industry, their experiences with clients, their methods of promoting work, and more. In addition, leading art directors describe their approach to commissioning illustration, how they spot new talent, their thoughts on promotional material, and their advice to up-andcoming illustrators.

Packed with useful tips gleaned from the author’s own career as an illustrator, and his work as an agent handling some of the best new talent, the book is an essential read for anyone looking to succeed in illustration.

Price - $24.95

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The Marker Playbook: 44 Simple Exercises to Draw, Design and Dazzle with Your Marker – Build Your Skills: Use Your Tools!

  • by Ana Montiel (Author)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books (April 1, 2016)

“For Coloring Book Graduates!”

Draw and design right on the pages of this fun, modern, approachable practice and inspiration book focusing on one of the most popular drawing tools – markers of all kinds!

This playful, colorful exercise book is filled with fun, contemporary, beautiful illustrations by leading illustrator Ana Montiel. Markers of all types, including thin and wide-lined markers, are explored as artistic tools in this volume of the Playbook Series.

The exercises explore mark making, patterns, geometrics, simple drawings, texture, and composition and includes professional tips and tricks that will enhance your skills as you work through the book. Each spread has one page filled with art examples and an exercise, with room to draw and create right in the book. The Marker Playbook is printed on high-quality, uncoated paper, allowing you to doodle or draw anywhere that inspiration strikes.

Explore texture, pattern drawing, geometrics, meditative doodling and more with this all-in-one learning and practice book. This is a great volume for artists, designers, doodlers, illustrators, painters, pattern illustrators, and zentanglers of all ages. You will not want to miss it!

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Sketch, Think, Draw (The Naked Notebooks)

  • by Giancarlo Iliprandi (Artist)
  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Moleskine (December 30, 2015)

When looking at the travel journals of Giancarlo Iliprandi, one of the masters of Italian graphic design, you can see how sketching can become a way of looking at reality, and therefore a way of designing communication. Travel journals and bundles of paper filled with sketches and drawings show, much like the engine underneath the bonnet, the processes that make Iliprandi tick. As he himself says «action precedes thought» and, in this case, it is the sketch precedes the birth of the idea.


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100 Things to Draw With a Circle: Start with a shape, doodle what you see.

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry Books; Ntb edition (May 1, 2016)

“For Coloring Book Graduates!”

What comes to mind when you think of a circle? Depending on its size, it could be a planet, a manhole cover, an orange, a leopard’s spot. What if there are lots of circles on a page? Depending on how they’re placed, they might suggest a galaxy of stars or a bunch of grapes, a flea circus, or a polkadotted dress. It all depends on who is doing the looking. A follow-up to100 Things to Doodle With a Triangle, this is the second in a series of draw-in books based on geometric shapes.

100 Things to Draw With a Circle is a doodling book that loosens the imagination, and inspires creative thought. Circles and other basic geometric shapes are at the core of art, they’re the structures where form and drawing begin.

In this book, illustrator Sarah Walsh provides you with circles that appear as prompts on every page: one or many, large and small, colorful or not, peeking from the bottom or tumbling from the top — you fill in the rest. If one triangle suggests a game of checkers and another a snowman, one a drop of rain in a puddle, or another a patch of dandelions, a circle is meaningless until you decide what it wants to be. The simplest of shapes brings you back to the basics and lets you create anything you can see in your imagination. Abstract or realistic, minimal or over-the-top, there are no wrong choices in this book — and you don’t have to be a master at drawing. Pick up your pencil, see what the shapes suggest and where your imagination leads you.

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The Last Amateur: The Life of William J. Stillman

by Stephen L. Dyson (Author)

Hardcover: 392 pages
Publisher: Excelsior Editions (August 12, 2014)

The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.

This fascinating biography tells the story of William J. Stillman (1828–1901), a nineteenth-century polymath. Born and raised in Schenectady, New York, Stillman attended Union College and began his career as a Hudson River School painter after an apprenticeship with Frederic Edwin Church. In the 1850s, he was editor of The Crayon, the most important journal of art criticism in antebellum America. Later, after a stint as an explorer-promoter of the Adirondacks, he became the American consul in Rome during the Civil War. When his diplomatic career brought him to Crete, he developed an interest in archaeology and later produced photographs of the Acropolis, for which he is best known today. In yet another career switch, Stillman became a journalist, serving as a correspondent for The Times of London in Rome and the Balkans. In 1871, he married his second wife, Marie Spartali, a Pre-Raphaelite painter, and continued to write about history and art until his death. One of the later products of the American Enlightenment, he lived a life that intersected with many strands of American and European culture. Stillman can indeed be called “the last amateur.”

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The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin

by Various (Author), Dinah Roe (Editor, Introduction)

Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics

The Pre-Raphaelite Movement began in 1848, and experienced its heyday in the 1860s and 1870s. Influenced by the then little-known Keats and Blake, as well as Wordsworth, Shelley and Coleridge, Pre-Raphaelite poetry “etherialized sensation” (in the words of Antony Harrison), and popularized the notion ofl’art pour l’art—art for art’s sake. Where Victorian realist novels explored the grit and grime of the Industrial Revolution, Pre-Raphaelite poems concentrated on more abstract themes of romantic love, artistic inspiration and sexuality. Later they attracted Aesthetes and Decadents like Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley and Ernest Dowson, not to mention Gerard Manley Hopkins and W.B. Yeats.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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The Pre-Raphaelites: An Anthology of Poetry by Dante Gabriel Rosetti and Others

by Jerome H. Buckley

Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

This standard anthology presents major Pre-Raphaelite poets: Dante Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Morris, Swinburne and George Meredith. Minor Pre-Raphaelite poets: William Michael Rossetti, Thomas Woolner, Elizabeth Siddal Rossetti, William Allingham, Richard Watson Dixon, Arthur O’Shaughnessy, Philip Bourke Marston, Theodore WattsDunton. Polemic, Parody, and Criticism: John Ruskin, Robert Buchanan, Dante Rossetti, W.H. Mallock, Henry Duff Traill; W.S. Gilbert, Oscar Wilde, and Walter Pater.

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Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art

by E. Carmen Ramos, with an introduction by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

  • Publishers: Smithsonian Art Museum with D Giles Limited (March 25, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907804441
  • Softcover, 368 pages

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art explores how Latino artists shaped the artistic movements of their day and recalibrated key themes in American art and culture. This beautifully illustrated volume focuses on works created from the 1950s to the present, a turning point in our national culture that witnessed the “birth” and transformation of Latino art.

An introduction by guest scholar Tomás Ybarra-Frausto and lead essay by E. Carmen Ramos, curator for Latino art, establish a framework for incorporating Latino art within American art. Sixty-four essays on the artists and collectives included in the exhibition offer close readings of specific works in relation to their broad artistic, cultural, and sociopolitical context.

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Poetry in Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelite Art of Marie Spartali Stillman

by Margaretta S. Frederick (Author), Jan Marsh (Author)

  • Publisher: Marquand Books (November 30, 2015)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0996067614
  • Examines the life and work of Marie Spartali Stillman, an underrepresented artist of the British Pre-Raphaelite circle

Marie Spartali Stillman (1844-1927) was one of a small number of professional female artists working in the second half of the nineteenth century.

She was an important presence in the Victorian art world and closely affiliated with members of the Pre-Raphaelite circle, modeling for George Frederic Watts, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Edward Burne-Jones, among others. Desiring an artistic career of her own, she trained with Ford Madox Brown. After marrying the American painter and journalist William James Stillman, she lived in Italy, where she was deeply influenced by Renaissance art.

This fully-illustrated catalogue provides the opportunity to examine approximately fifty of her works, many of which reside in private collections and have not been shown since Spartali Stillman’s lifetime. Three essays and individual entries for each of the featured works focus on Spartali Stillman’s biography and creative output.

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DIS: #artselfie

By Marvin Jordon

Published by  Jean Boîte Éditions, March 24, 2015

Paperback: 128 pages

#artselfie opens with an incisive remark by Douglas Coupland: “Selfies are mirrors we can freeze … Selfies allow us to see how others look at themselves in a mirror making their modeling face when nobody’s around … except these days, everybody’s around everywhere all the time.” The #artselfie hashtag emerged in 2012 and was subsequently activated by New York-based collective DIS, as an aggregated mode of art-tourism and documentation. These selfies and their dialogue with art are an opportunity to revisit fundamental questions such as: if art is a mirror, what happens when we place ourselves between it and the camera? Including an introduction by Douglas Coupland (author ofGeneration X and ruthless observer of contemporary society) and a discussion between Simon Castets and DIS, #artselfie allows us to experience how significant-and seductive-this viral phenomenon is.

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John Sloan on Drawing and Painting

By John Sloan

Publisher: Dover Publications, April 18, 2000

Paperback: 272 pages

A highly regarded member of the Ashcan School of American painting, John Sloan (1871–1951) was also an influential teacher at New York’s Art Students League. His dual experience as a realist painter and a graphics illustrator helped equip Sloan with the uncommon capacity to instruct students in both representational and abstract art. Now, with this illustrated, practical record of his teachings, readers can benefit from the depth and variety of Sloan’s talks on art theory and practice.
Transcribed and edited by Helen Farr, a student whom Sloan later married, the discussions begin with observations on drawing as the basis of visual art, including considerations of line, tone, texture, light and shade, composition, design, space, perspective, and related issues. Later chapters deal with figure drawing, painting, landscape and mural painting, painting technique (gesso grounds, tempera, and glazing), etching, and other media (aquatint, lithography, and watercolor). Sloan’s discussion of color in the chapter on oil painting is especially detailed, with notes on harmony, use of set palettes, underpainting and glazing, line work, and much more.
Each chapter features a wealth of helpful suggestions and recommended exercise, along with Sloan’s personal opinions of Dürer, Rubens, El Greco, and other masters, and his insights into their work: “Go to the masters to learn how to draw and paint. Study them, particularly the work you don’t like. That is the road to advancement, that is the way to learn. But get your impulse to work from life.”
This invaluable summary of art theory and practice—by one of the great artists and teachers of the twentieth century—is enhanced with 46 illustrations, including 23 of Sloan’s paintings.

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John Sloan’s New York

Published by The Delaware Museum of Art, November 29, 2007

Paperback: 208 pages

John Sloan (1871–1951) began his career as a commercial newspaper artist in Philadelphia where he studied with Robert Henri. Following Henri to New York, Sloan joined a small circle of eight talented artists whose dissatisfaction with the dominating National Academy led to a protest exhibit in 1908, the emergence of a powerful movement for change in American art, and ultimately to the famous Armory Show of 1913. It was in part Sloan’s dark palette and views of city streets and working-class life that gave rise to the epithet now used to describe the works of the “Ashcan School.”


Sloan’s compelling images of New York City are the subject of this generously illustrated book. His paintings, drawings, and prints clearly reflect his own experience of the city as he walked its neighborhoods and observed human dramas played out in streets and apartments. The contributors to the volume investigate a variety of topics, including Sloan’s understanding of the urban experience in America, his interest in social reform, his fascination with moving pictures and cinema aesthetics, and his relationship with Henri. The authors also situate Sloan’s paintings within the geography and social fabric of New York.


John Sloan’s New York presents a unique perspective on New York and its people and also on the artist himself, who was captivated by the soul of the city.

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Fashion, Circus, Spectacle: Photographs by Scott Heiser

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

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

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.

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Frank E. Schoonover Catalogue Raisonné

By John Schoonover and Louise Schoonover Smith with LeeAnn Dean

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


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.

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

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

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.

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Illustrating Her World: Ellen B. T. Pyle

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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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The Story of Jack Ballister’s Fortunes

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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Men of Iron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Charles Fairfax Murray: The Unknown Pre-Raphaelite

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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The Life of William Morris

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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Beyond Decoration: The Illustrations of John Everett Millais

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.

Price - $65.00

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