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In search of the promised land : paintings by Frederic Edwin Church
Carr, Gerald L.
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New York: Berry-Hill Galleries, [2000]

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203 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 29 cm
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"This volume has been published in conjunction with the Exhibition, In Search of the Promised Land: Paintings by Frederic Edwin Church, which was organized by Berry-Hill Galleries."--T.p. verso.

Exhibition will be held at the Barry-Hill Galleries, NY from April 25-July 15, 2000; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago from August 4-October 1, 2000; Portland Art Museum, Oregon from Oct. 21,2000-Jan. 3,2001; and Portland Museum of Art, Maine from Jan. 18-March 18, 2001.
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ND237.C52 A4 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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The latest book from a renowned Church expert.

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This lavishly illustrated, square-format volume was published in connection with a traveling exhibition organized by Berry-Hill Galleries to mark the 100th anniversary of Church's death (as well as the 100th anniversary of the great Church retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). Carr (visiting professor at the Univ. of Delaware and former visiting art historian at Olana, the home of Church) has been writing about Church for decades and is perhaps best known for Frederic Edwin Church: Catalogue Raisonne of Works of Art at Olana State Historic Site (CH, Apr'95) and Olana Landscapes: The World of Frederic E. Church (1989). In this latest book, Carr combines an encyclopedic knowledge of Church and his contemporaries with a light, almost conversational writing style that will appeal to general readers as well as scholars. The result, for this reviewer at least, is that one feels closer to Church and his world than one might by reading any other book on the artist. With 150 illustrations (about half of them in full color), detailed (but not ponderous) endnotes, and an excellent bibliography. Highly recommended. General readers; undergraduates through faculty. M. W. Sullivan Villanova University