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Title:
Masterworks at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Author:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Corporate Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hudson Hills Press in associatin with Albright-Knox Art Gallery ; [Lanahm, MD] : Distributed by National Book Network, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
298 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
General Note:
Enlarged and rev. ed. of: 125 masterpieces from the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Rizzoli, 1987.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781555951689
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This work presents the treasures of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Each picture is accompanied by a biography of the artist and an essay about the work. It begins with impressionism and covers 150 years featuring successive movements of the modern era and includes work by Hailey, Kiefer and Serra.


Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

Buffalo's Albright-Knox Gallery can claim one of the nation's best collections of ModernÄespecially postwarÄart. Intermingling 17 pieces acquired since the publication of 125 Masterpieces from the Collection of the Albright-Knox Gallery, this revision exemplifies the best and the worst traits of the museum "highlights" catalog. After a thankfully brief introduction, each work is presented on a full page, with intelligent, jargon-free notes on the work and the artist on the opposing page. A few works by select American and French artists precede those of all the big-name Impressionists; next, exemplars of the major Modern "isms" are on show; finally, nearly half of the selections, including most of the true masterpieces, reproduces postwar works. Unfortunately, the selection of these "masterworks" is unduly influenced by name recognition (why include a second-rate Monet snowscape?) and the retelling of a simplistic art history (works by only eight women artists measured up). Still, as a traditional presentation of a superior collection, this is recommended for general collections not possessing the earlier volume.ÄEric Bryant, "Library Journal" (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Choice Review

It has long been known by those in the art world that the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, houses one of the premier collections of 20th-century modern and contemporary art. This excellent catalog not only introduces the uninitiated to this fact but does so in a superb fashion. European and American masterworks from the 19th century are also included. The catalog opens with a short history of the museum and its collections by Gallery director Douglas G. Schultz; it ends with a section of acknowledgments. In between, each of the 142 paintings and sculptures included receives both a relatively extensive catalog entry and a fine full-page color reproduction. Each entry includes discussion of the work as well as biographical information on the artist. Following the catalog's chronological sequence of the works' creation gives one a condensed history of modern and contemporary art, predominantly during this century. The book is well produced, with significant blank space to allow both the text and the images to breathe. Reasonably priced, it will appeal to a broad range of readers and is recommended for all collections of modern and contemporary art. General readers; undergraduates through faculty. J. Weidman; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


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