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“Winold Reiss and the Cincinnati Union Terminal by Gretchen Garner is a valuable and timely reminder that both the Reiss murals and the terminal itself were on the apex of modernity when created in the early 1930s. … An important record of forward thinking in a city frequently accused of looking backward.” —Cincinnati CityBeatWhen Winold Reiss won the commission to design and install the immense mosaic murals in the Cincinnati Union Terminal in 1931, he was already a noted artist. An immigrant from Germany, Reiss began his career in the United States as a commercial artist. He soon became a sought-after portraitist and designer of large public art projects. The Cincinnati Union Terminal murals are extraordinary not only for their size and the boldness of their color and design but also for the artist’s use of mosaic rather than the more typical paint on plaster. After Reiss’s death, he and his work fell into relative obscurity as tastes and trends in art changed. The terminal itself closed down in 1972 and was partially demolished. It reopened in 1990, transformed into the Cincinnati Museum Center, and the awe-inspiring murals of the rotunda are once again on display. Winold Reiss and the Cincinnati Union Terminal is the first book to collect images of all the mosaic murals, including those rescued after the demolition. Gretchen Garner traces the inception of the murals and Reiss’s selection as their creator; his development as an American artist; and the artistic and historical context for the work, including the Mexican muralist and American regionalist movements. At long last, Garner gives these evocative and vibrant murals—a signal work of public art in Ohio and in the nation—the attention they deserve.

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9780821422021 | Ohio Univ Pr, July 15, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: “Winold Reiss and the Cincinnati Union Terminal by Gretchen Garner is a valuable and timely reminder that both the Reiss murals and the terminal itself were on the apex of modernity when created in the early 1930s.

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9780821422038 | Ohio Univ Pr, July 15, 2016, cover price $26.95

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It's been nearly a century since Marcel Duchamp exhibited a urinal and called it art. Since then, painting has been declared dead several times over, and contemporary art has now expanded to include just about any object, action, or event: dance routines, slideshows, functional hair salons, seemingly random accretions of waste. In the meantime, being an artist has gone from a join-the-circus fantasy to a plausible vocation for scores of young people in America. But why--and how and by whom--does all this art get made? How is it evaluated? And for what, if anything, will today's artists be remembered? In The Contemporaries, Roger White, himself a young painter, serves as our spirited, skeptical guide through this diffuse creative world. White takes us into the halls of the RISD graduate program, where students learn critical lessons that go far beyond how to apply paint to canvases. In New York, we meet the neophytes who assist established artists--and who walk the fine line between "assistance" and "making the art." In Milwaukee, White trails a group of friends trying to create a viable scene where rent is cheap, but where the spotlight rarely shines. And he gives us an intimate perspective on three wildly different careers: that of Dana Schutz, an emerging star who is revitalizing painting; Mary Walling Blackburn, whose challenging art defies market forces; and Stephen Kaltenbach, a '70s wunderkind who is back on the critical radar, perhaps in spite of his own willful obscurity. From young artists trying to elbow their way in to those working hard at dropping out, White's essential book offers a once-in-a-generation glimpse of the inner workings of the American art world at a moment of unparalleled ambition, uncertainty, and creative exuberance.

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9781620400944 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, March 3, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: It's been nearly a century since Marcel Duchamp exhibited a urinal and called it art.

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9781620400968 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, March 1, 2016, cover price $17.00

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Product Description: There once was a happy little possum, the happiest animal in the entire forest, who always wore a great big smile. This jolly creature was content simply to hang by his tail from a tree until he was discovered by a group of picnickers...read more

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9780486800806 | Dover Pubns, February 17, 2016, cover price $3.99 | About this edition: There once was a happy little possum, the happiest animal in the entire forest, who always wore a great big smile.

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By Ashley Holland (editor) and Jennifer Complo McNutt (editor)

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9780996166300 | Eiteljorg Museum of Amer Indians, November 24, 2015, cover price $30.00

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By Kathleen Ash-milby (editor) and David W. Penney (editor)

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9781588345103 | Smithsonian Inst Pr, November 3, 2015, cover price $50.00

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9780399173769 | Blue Rider Pr, November 10, 2015, cover price $45.00

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Product Description: Central Park is “one of the greatest works of art in America” and it has inspired many of America’s greatest painters. Among the major figures who have depicted the park’s landscapes and activities are Bellows, Chase, Glackens, Hassam, Henri, Hopper, Prendergast, and Sloan, as well as living artists like Christo and Estes...read more
By Amanda M. Burden (foreword by) and Roger Pasquier

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9780865653146 | Vendome Pr, October 6, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Central Park is “one of the greatest works of art in America” and it has inspired many of America’s greatest painters.

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Product Description: In her mesmerizing films and photographs, Shirin Neshat (Iranian-American, b. 1957, Qazvin) examines the nuances of power and identity in the Islamic world--particularly in her native country of Iran, where she lived until 1975. Shirin Neshat: Facing History is the companion volume to the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum exhibition of the same name...read more
By Melissa Chiu (editor) and Melissa Ho (editor)

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9781588345097 | Smithsonian Inst Pr, May 26, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: In her mesmerizing films and photographs, Shirin Neshat (Iranian-American, b.

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By Victoria Charles and Eugenie Vaysse (collaborator)

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9781781602171 | Parkstone Pr, March 20, 2015, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: This book takes a new look at the interpretations of, and the historical information surrounding, Michelangelo's David. New documentary materials discovered by Rolf Bagemihl add to the early history of the stone block that became the David and provide an identity for the painted terracotta colossus that stood on the cathedral buttresses for which Michelangelo's statue was to be a companion...read more

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9781107043596 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 28, 2015, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: This book takes a new look at the interpretations of, and the historical information surrounding, Michelangelo's David.

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9781783101283 | Reprint edition (Parkstone Pr, September 30, 2015), cover price $29.95
9781844846528 | Ill edition (Parkstone Pr, October 1, 2009), cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Bruce Nauman has been a force in the art world since the early 1960s with his challenging audio and video installations, photographic art, neon art, and sculptures. However, until now there has been surprisingly little sustained critical analysis of his extraordinary oeuvre...read more

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9780816683031 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, March 15, 2014, cover price $90.00

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9780816683048 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, May 20, 2014, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Bruce Nauman has been a force in the art world since the early 1960s with his challenging audio and video installations, photographic art, neon art, and sculptures.

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Product Description: A new story unfolds with every turn of a flap in this playful jigsaw puzzle of a book. Every page is divided into four turnable mini-pages that mix and match to create 10,000 different story combinations, each with its own quirky watercolor illustration...read more
By Robbi Behr (illustrator)

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9781452114071 | Spiral-bound edition (Chronicle Books Llc, September 24, 2013), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A new story unfolds with every turn of a flap in this playful jigsaw puzzle of a book.

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Product Description: Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art...read more
By Brian Dettmer (foreword by)

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9781452117102 | Chronicle Books Llc, August 20, 2013, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Artists around the world have lately been turning to their bookshelves for more than just a good read, opting to cut, paint, carve, stitch or otherwise transform the printed page into whole new beautiful, thought-provoking works of art.

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Product Description: A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature's most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan...each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn's evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written...read more

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9781452114156 | Chronicle Books Llc, August 27, 2013, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature's most well-read female characters.

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Product Description: At his untimely death in 1998, photographer Ricardo Valverde (b. 1946) had for almost three decades documented the various communities and social spaces of Los Angeles. Though he began this lifelong pursuit while still in college, capturing the streets of his South Central neighborhood and the urban landscape of downtown Los Angeles, it wasn’t until the Watts Riots of 1965 that Valverde and his work became deeply political...read more

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9780895511515 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, July 1, 2013, cover price $60.00

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9780895511508 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, July 1, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: At his untimely death in 1998, photographer Ricardo Valverde (b.

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