More than Words : Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, Paperback / softback Book

More than Words : Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art Paperback / softback

Description

Words can speak volumes, but, as every letter writer knows, there are times when they simply won't do. And when the author happens to be a visual artist, the results can be both intimate and transcendent.

This book is a testament to those occasions, a compilation of personal letters by some of America's most revered artists, each one adorned with an illustration. Writing to wives, lovers, friends, patrons, clients and confidants are such revered artists as Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Frida Kahlo, Andrew Wyeth, Rockwell Kent, Lyonel Feininger, John Sloan, Alfred Frueh, Man Ray, Eero Saarinen, Alexander Calder, Gio Ponti, and Andy Warhol.

Sometimes humourous, sometimes extravagant, but always revealing and intimate, they picture the world around them in charming vignettes, landscapes, portraits and caricatures.

Together with their words, these autobiographical works of art created for private consumption reveal the joys and successes, loves and longings, disappointments and frustrations of their authors' lives.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of art / art & design styles
  • ISBN: 9781616893668

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