The Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery Library (AAPG) would like to share some of its recent additions to its collections:
Roy Lichtenstein : Meditations on Art. Gianni Mercurio. Milano : Skira ; New York : Distributed in North America by Rizzoli International Publications, c2010.
Contents: Modern postmodern: Roy Lichtenstein / Gianni Mercurio — Lichtenstein: grids silence and art after Manet / Demetrio Paparoni — Connecting the dots / Robert Pincus-Witten — Making an original from a copy / Annabelle Ténèze — Five studios and some musical notes / Frederic Tuten — Meditations on art / interviews selected by Ida Parlavecchio. Modernism and the vernacular ; Beyond the modern ; Beyond Picasso ; Movement and time ; Going abstract ; Mechanization takes command ; Still life ; Frozen brushstroke ; After brushstrokes ; The rational subconscious ; Expressionist codes ; Native pop ; Landscape as iconography — Sources and art references / iconographic research by Elena Paloscia and Evan Reehl Ryer — Roy Lichtenstein: a chronology in brief / Clare Bell.
Subject: Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997 — Exhibitions. N40.1.L69 T7 2010.
The Civil War : A Visual History. Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. New York : DK Publishing, c2011.
Contents: An Imperfect Union 1815-1860 – Secession Triggers War 1861 – Clash of Armies 1862 – The Union Tightens Its Grip 1863 – Grant, Sherman, and Total War 1864 – Collapse of the Confederacy 1865 – Legacies of the War 1865-1877.
Subject: United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Pictorial works; United States — History — 1815-1861 — Pictorial works; Confederate States of America — History — Pictorial works; Confederate States of America — History, Military — Pictorial works. E468.7 .C585 2011.
Steichen in Color : Portraits, Fashion & Experiments. Edward Steichen. New York : Sterling Innovation, c2010.
Subject: Steichen, Edward, 1879-1973; International Museum of Photography and Film – Collections; Photography, Artistic; Portrait photography; Fashion photography; Color photography; Photographers — United States — Biography. TR647.S812 S7 2010.
Paul Robeson : Film Pioneer. Scott Allen Nollen. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2010.
Contents: Great things to come — Black preacher's ambition : Body and soul (1925) — The growth of an idea : Borderline (1930) — Bloomin' majesty : The emperor Jones (1933) — Imperial palaver : Sanders of the river (1935) — Whale on the Mississippi : Show boat (1936) — Singing king of Casanga : The song of freedom (1936) — Down in the ditch : Big fella (1937) — Enough here for all : King Solomon's mines (1937) — Greener pastures : Jericho (1937) — A people's film : The proud valley (1940) — We were brothers : Native land (1942) — Shantytown shake-up : Tales of Manhattan (1942) — Deep river.
Subject: Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976; African Americans – Biography; African American actors – Biography; African American singers – Biography; Political activists — United States — Biography. CT275.R645 N6 2010.
Robert Rauschenberg. Edited by Ealan Wingate and Emily Florido. New York, NY : Gagosian Gallery ; Munich, Germany : Prestel, c2010.
Contents: Full circle / James Lawrence — Plates. — Rauschenberg's epic vision / John Richardson — Chronology 1925-2008 / Susan Davidson and Joan Young — List of works.
Subject: Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008 – Exhibitions; Art, American — 20th century — Exhibitions. N40.1.R24 G34 2010
Abigail and John Adams : The Americanization of Sensibility. G. J. Barker-Benfield. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Contents: Origins, definitions, and social circumstances — The metropolitan sources of the Adamses' views of sensibility — The meanings of sensibility — The theory of gendered sensibility — Social circles and the reformation of female manners — Young American women enter the world — Particular applications — A woman's struggle over sensibility — Sensibility and reform — Abigail's perspective, public versus private — John Adams and the reformation of male manners — The pleasures and pains of public life — Private perpetuation — Raising children with sensibility — A reformed rake? — The question answered — Conclusion — The Americanization of sensibility.
Subject: Adams, Abigail, 1744-1818; Adams, John, 1735-1826; Sentimentalism; United States — Social life and customs — To 1775; United States — Social life and customs — 1775-1783;
United States — Social life and customs — 1783-1865. CT275.A21 B3 2010.