The striking design of this book showcases a comprehensive survey of the world’s largest collection of works by American artists, ranging from colonial limners to the contemporary avant-garde. With abundant full-color illustrations, the book is organized thematically to reflect the variety of concerns and aesthetic visions that have shaped American art over the past three centuries.
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Reviews in Brief
“An amazing assortment of artists not to mention crafts people and photographers is here. … The opening two-page spread of Alvan Fisher’s 1820 view of Niagara Falls sets an elegant tone that’s never lost.” — Herbert Kupferberg, Parade Magazine