Catalogue

To purchase any of the following catalogues, please call 914-232-9555.

Eye to I: 3,000 Years of Portraits

By Ellen Keiter, Yvonne Pollack, Belinda Roth, Eric R. Kandel, Nancy Hitchcock
90-page full color catalogue from the Katonah Museum exhibition: Eye to I: 3000 Years of Portraits.
 

BEYOND THE BED: THE AMERICAN QUILT EVOLUTION

This beautiful catalogue traces the progress of the American quilt from the early 19th century to the present day. Six of the quilts in the exhibition were included in “The Twentieth Century’s Best 100 American Quilts,” selected in 1999 by a panel of experts. Jean M. Burks, chief curator of the Shelburne Museum, was guest curator and wrote the informative essay.

The first part of the exhibition presents outstanding examples of traditional patterns including Pincushion, Album, Amish, Mennonite, Hawaiian, Log Cabin and Crazy quilts. The second section is devoted to art quilts by such innovative contemporary artists as Mary Lee Bendolph, Nancy Crow, Cynthia England, Joan Lintault, Paula Nadelstern, and George Siciliano. The illustrations are large and clearly show all details. The catalogue can serve as a guide for the novice, and for the experienced quilter, it is a valuable document.

48 pages, 26 large full-color illustrations; smaller images as well
Price: $20

 

RISING DRAGON: CONTEMPORARY CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHY

The exhibition Rising Dragon: Contemporary Chinese Photography contains over 80 recent photographs by 34 important Chinese photographers. It is a diverse response to to a fast-changing country, with glimpses of China rarely seen by the West. The images are disturbing, contemplative, matter of fact, and humorous. The means employed are formal portraits, photojournalism, staged scenes, stills from videos of performance art, and varying degrees of digital manipulation.

Guest Curator Miles Barth, in his well-written catalogue essay, explains social, historical, and political messages embedded in the photographs. Among the issues are the clash of the old and the new, mass urbanization, displacement of populations, the environment, Westernization, and consumerism.

48 pages, 38 color photographs; 12 black and white photographs
Price: $20

 

 

The Norton Museum of Art: The American Collection (1995, $25)By Christina Orr-Cahall


ISBN-13: 978-0943411293

 

 

MAPPING: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art

Mapping goes far beyond geography in the hands of 38 contemporary artists who demonstrate a rich variety of aesthetic approaches. The 61 works include paintings, photographs, sculpture, works on paper, video, and a live web terminal. Many of the artists incorporate actual maps into their imagery while others emphasize the act of mapping itself. Still others explore new technologies like satellite imaging, the Internet, and specialized computer software. Themes are as varied as borders and boundaries, global culture, identity and colonialism, journeys—both real and imagined, memory and nostalgia, tourism and travel.
52 pages, 52 illustrations
Price: $20 members; $25 non-members

 
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