National Museum of American Art

Foreword by Elizabeth Broun

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.

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


To purchase, write to PubOrd@si.edu.


Product Details

Copublished with Bulfinch Press
Year Published
280 pp.: ill. (some color)
  • Hardcover: 0-8212-2216-3
  • Softcover: 0-937311-20-0
9 1212 in.