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New & Notable Additions to the AA/PG Library

The Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery Library (AAPG) would like to share some of its recent additions to its collections:


The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs. Alex Webb. New York, N.Y. : Aperture, c2011

Contents: Photography

Subject: Webb, Alex, 1952-; Photography, Artistic. TR647.W365 S8 2011.


Lion of Liberty : Patrick Henry and the Call to a New Nation. Harlow Giles Unger. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.

Contents: Tongue-tied– — Tongue untied — The flame is spread — We are slaves! — To recover our just rights — We must fight! — "Give me liberty– " — "Don't tread on me" — Hastening to ruin — Obliged to fly — A Belgian hare — Seeds of discontent — On the wings of the tempest — A bane of sedition — Beef! beef! beef! — The sun has set in all its glory — Appendix A. The speech — Appendix B. Henry on slavery — Appendix C. Henry's heirs.

Subject: Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799; United States. Continental Congress – Biography; Governors — Virginia – Biography; Legislators — United States – Biography; Virginia — History — Revolution, 1775-1783; United States — Politics and government — 1775-1783; United States — Politics and government — 1783-1789. CT275.H525 U5 2010.


Artists' magazines : an alternative space for art. Gwen Allen. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2011.

Contents: This is not to be looked at : Artforum in the 1960s and 1970s — The magazine as a medium : Aspen, 1965-1971 — Art on and off the page : 0 to 9, 1967-69 — An artists' magazine : Avalanche, 1970-76 — The magazine as an alternative space : Art-rite, 1973-1978 — The magazine as mirror : File, 1972-1989 — Real life, 1979-1994 — Epilogue : International activity : Interfunktionen, 1968-1975.

Subject: Art, Modern — 20th century – Periodicals; Art, Modern — 20th century – Historiography. N6490 .A58 2011.


John Huston : Essays on a Restless Director. Edited by Tony Tracy and Roddy Flynn. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.

Contents: "Let's just see if it matters": an interview with Anjelica Huston / Tony Tracy — Strange but close partners: Huston, romantic comedy and The African queen / Pablo Echart — The ideological adventure of The man who would be king / Julie F. Codell — The way we were and White hunter, black heart: Huston in fiction and reel life / Patrick McGilligan — Huston's Mexico / Richard Vela — The discreet charm of Huston and Buñuel: notes on a cinematic odd couple / Neil Sinyard — Huston and the American South: The night of the iguana and Wise blood / Gary D. Rhodes — Re-visioning the Western: landscape and gender in The misfits / Georgiana Banita — Ethical commitment and political dissidence: Huston, HUAC, Hollywood and Key Largo / Reynold Humphries — King adapter: Huston's famous and infamous adaptations of literary classics / Page Laws — The melodramatic conscience of In this our life / Victoria Amador — The Irish accent of The dead / Michael Patrick Gillespie — A walk with love and death: from the jacquerie of 1358 to the turbulence of 1968 / Peter G. Christensen — The Western, The Westerner, The Westerness: William Wyler, Menippean Satire and John Huston's The life and times of Judge Roy Bean / Lesley Brill — John Huston and an Irish film industry / Roddy Flynn and Diog O'Connell — Recollections of Huston: a conversation with Wieland Schultz-Keil / Tony Tracy.

Subject: Huston, John, 1906-1987 — Criticism and interpretation. CT275.H965 J6 2010.


One Hundred American Paintings. Paul Manoguerra ; with entries by Janice Simon, Lynn Boland, and William U. Eiland. Athens, Ga. : Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, c2011.

Contents: Art for everyone : the legacy of Alfred Heber Holbrook and the American painting collection / Paul Manoguerra — Catalogue / entries by Paul Manoguerra, Janice Simon, Lynn Boland, and William U. Eiland.

Subject: Holbrook, Alfred Heber, 1874-1974; Georgia Museum of Art – Catalogs; Painting, American – Catalogs; Painting — Georgia — Athens — Catalogs. ND205 .G46 2011.


Harriet Hosmer : A Cultural Biography. Kate Culkin. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2010.

Contents: Introduction: A Woman of Her Time – “She Will Do Much for the Cause of Womanhood” – “The Conception of the Stature is Masterly” – “Her Whoe Soul Was Filled with Zenobia” – “It Will Be a Manly Work” – “Female Sculptors Have Ceasted to Be a Novelty” – “Something Has Come into Our Love” – “The Isabella Road Has Been the Longest” – “One of the ‘Old Guard’ of Feminine Progress.

Subject: Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908; Sculptors — United States – Biography; Women sculptors — United States – Biography; Expatriate sculptors — Italy — Rome – Biography; Art and society — United States — History — 19th century. N40.1.H823 C8 2010. 

—Doug Litts


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  1. Jadyn Ewell

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