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Edited by Kate Irvin and Laurie Ann Brewer
Made in the UK richly captures Britain’s contemporary art scene as it emerged from World War II to become a dominant force on the world stage today.
Edited by Emily J. Peters with contributions by Evelyn Lincoln and Andrew Stein Raftery
A broad panorama of our country’s topographies and correlating narratives, America in View reveals a nation’s ambitions and failings, beauty and loss, politics and personal stories through about 150 photographs spanning nearly 150 years.
Five distinct bodies of work by artist Pat Steir are considered: her minimal and intimate word/image drawings (1970-1974), richly delineated serial investigations of line (1975-1976), heroically scaled wave drawings (1983-1986), four interrelated series of waterfall drawings (1991), and a series of broad, gestural marks that often serve as a background for pastel grids (2007-2008). Steir’s wall drawings are also represented.
This important monograph features essays by Elisabeth Lebovici, Judith Tannenbaum, Caroline Hancock, Franck Gautherot, and Laura Hoptman, and an artist statement by Richard Tuttle. It also includes a chapter on Benglis’s controversial Artforum ad in November 1974.
Andrew Raftery, an accomplished engraver and Associate Professor of Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design, analyzed how Early Modern engravers worked within established line systems and also diverged from them.
Recent works by glass artist Dale Chihuly are discussed, as is his prominence among contemporary glass artists, and his early influence on RISD’s Glass Department. A second section celebrates other contemporary glass artists with RISD connections.
Aaron Siskind was a pioneer of abstract photography and teacher at RISD between 1971 and 1976, and this RISD Museum publication explores more than 30 of his lesser-known photographs, telling a personal story of process and inspiration.
In essays and beautiful color images, this RISD Museum publication explores the life and influence of artist-entrepreneur Adolphe Braun (1812-1877). Braun was the first photographer to lead campaigns of art and nature documentation in the early years of photography with aims to produce work not only commercial but useful, comprehensive, and beautiful. Braun’s endeavor brought into common circulation images of nature and wonders of art from around the world.
No robes from the Lucy Truman Aldrich Collection at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. A beautiful and informative publication on the RISD Museum’s collection of costumes for the Japanese No theater. This collection, arguably the finest in the United States, was assembled largely on the spot in Japan during the 1920’s by Rhode Islander Lucy Truman Aldrich, sister-in-law of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
This beautiful publication celebrates the life of acclaimed printmaker Wilmer Jennings. Many of Jennings’s works revolve around cataloguing the African-American experience in Providence.
This RISD Museum publication is the first in-depth American study of faience, a non-clay ceramic material with a glistening surface and vibrant color. Five essays and individual object entries by top scholars illuminate the subject. Features more than 200 small-scale masterpieces, spanning 3,000 years of ancient Egyptian history.
In their elegant Providence Shop, Italian emigre sisters Anna and Laura Tirocchi sold French couture clothing to an elite clientele. The shop, remained virtually untouched from 1947 until 1990, when RISD Museum curators were given their choice of its contents, which included apparel by Paul Poiret, Lucien Lelong, and dresses in the style of Madeleine Vionnet.
Ties That Bind presents more than 80 works by contemporary fiber artists Ed Rossbach and Katherine Westphal. Full-color photographs illustrate the ways in which Rossbach and Westphal explore structure and surface design.