Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic Hardcover – 16 Nov 2005
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Guest curator Anne Knutson also curated Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People. John Wilmerding is the Christopher B. Sarofim '86 Professor of American Art at Princeton University. Kathleen A. Foster is the Robert L. McNeill, Jr. Curator of American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Michael R. Taylor is Associate Curator and Acting Head of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Christopher Crosman I Director of the William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum in Rockland, Maine.
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the book is based on 2 exhibitions that took place at the end of 2005 & up to July 2006 in Philidelphia & Atlanta.unlike most books based on exhibitions this one is not limited to a handful of the artists works with page upon page of pompous waffle used as filler.Rather many works are present and a very complete and satisfactory overview of Wyeths talent is on display here. the book is split up into various sections,his artistic inluences,( which include his father),his early work, understanding his meaning and his wife. All these and more come with an abundance of illustrations and in depth but easily understood explanations and histories. the balance struck between depth of information and the amount of actual pictures is managed perfectly, if you wish to just browse you will not be dissapointed but if you want to know more then there is plenty here to learn from.
At the end of each section are brief notes on all the paintings shown in the section which adds even more interest.
Best of all is the final section which has 86 plates of Wyeths work. one plate to each page these come as a bit of a surprise as I felt the pictures throughout the book were printed very nicely, these plates, however, are something else again and quite frankly if the book had been them alone I would still have bought it the quality is so good.
The book uses to grade paper of almost photgraphic paper quality throughout, all the paintings are beautifully copied and never crowded or shown too small to see clearly and the size of the book is just right.Read more ›
The main section of plates presents the images one to a page, and many are of a good size. Inevitably the long landscape proportion images do not fare so well, with the publishers seemingly reluctant to cross the gutter, these appear as little more than a three or four inch wide strip across the page; even a number of the more regularly proportioned works could easily have been reproduced larger. However that aside it is a fine volume, beautifully produced and with a feel of quality, which offers over 150 examples of Wyeth's output including paintings, watercolours and drawings reproduced in full colour.
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This is the most beautiful book, representing the mesmerizing an enchanting work of Andrew Wyeth. His work captures life at it's simplest and most human level. Read morePublished on 14 July 2014 by Susan Fletcher
An inspiring book to read for anyone interested in art. Along his life's journey, some of his works were influenced by Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keefe. Read morePublished on 23 May 2014 by Margaret Barker
Beautifully illustrated, mesmerising works panoptically shown with great text. Excellent book to comprehending Wyeth's work and his practice. Highly recommended!Published on 7 Mar. 2014 by hideyuki