More Than Words: Illustrated Letters From The Smithsonian\'s Archive Of American Art

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More Than Words: Illustrated Letters From The Smithsonian's Archive of American Art

Words can speak volumes, but, as every letter writer knows, there are times when they simply won't do. And when the author happens to be a visual artist, the results can be both intimate and transcendent. This book is a testament to those occasions, a compilation of personal letters by some of America's most revered artists, each one adorned with an illustration. Writing to wives, lovers, friends, patrons, clients, and confidants are such revered artists as Frederick Edwin Church, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, Lyonel Feininger, John Sloan, Alfred Frueh, Man Ray, Eero Saarinen, Alexander Calder, Gio Ponti, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein. Sometimes humorous, sometimes extravagant, but always revealing and intimate, they picture the world around them in charming vignettes, landscapes, portraits, and caricatures. Together with their words, these autobiographical works of art created for private consumption reveal the joys and successes, loves and longings, disappointments and frustrations of their authors' lives.

These riveting artifacts are drawn from the collection of the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, one of the largest repositories of artists' papers in the nation, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2005.

Specifications of More Than Words: Illustrated Letters From The Smithsonian's Archive of American Art

GENERAL
AuthorLiza Kirwin
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-101568985231
ISBN-139781568985237
PublisherPrinceton Archit.Press
Number Of Pages272
Publication Date2005-10-01
DIMENSIONS
Height10.4 inch.
Length8.58 inch.
Width1.1 inch.
Weight2.75 pounds.

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