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Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art / edited with an introduction by Mary Savig.

Archives of American Art, author. (Author). Savig, Mary, editor. (Added Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 700.92 ARCHIVES (Text) 33946003118291 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 11/05/2016
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 700.92 ARC (Text) 78551000526972 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781616894627
  • ISBN: 1616894628
  • Physical Description: 207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: The art of handwriting -- Berenice Abbott -- Ivan Albright -- Oscar Bluemner -- Charles Burchfield -- Alexander Calder -- Mary Cassatt -- George Carlin -- Frederic Edwin Church -- Joseph Cornell -- Hanne Darboven -- Willem de Kooning -- Beauford Delaney -- Arthur G. Dove -- Marcel Duchamp -- Thomas Eakins -- Howard Finster -- Dan Flavin -- Llyn Foulkes -- John Haberle -- Marsden Hartley -- Martin Johnson Heade -- Winslow Homer -- Harriet Hosmer -- Ray Johnson -- Corita Kent -- Sister Mary Paulita (Helen) Kerrigan, B.V.M. -- Lee Krasner -- Jacob Lawrence -- Louis Lozowick -- Grandma Moses -- Robert Motherwell -- Isamu Noguchi -- Jim Nutt -- Georgia O'Keeffe -- Claes Oldenburg -- Walter Pach -- Maxfield Parrish -- Guy Pène du Bois -- Jackson Pollack -- Abraham Rattner -- Ad Reinhardt -- M.C. Richards -- Eero Saarinen -- John Singer Sargent -- John Sloan -- Robert Smithson -- Saul Steinberg -- Alfred Stieglitz -- Henry Ossawa Tanner -- Lenore Tawney -- Cy Twombly -- Max Weber -- H.C. Westermann -- Edward Weston -- James McNeill Whistler -- Grant Wood.
Summary, etc.: "Even in our age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is a growing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to paper. Associations such as the International Association of Master Penmen and The Society for Italic Handwriting keep the traditions of calligraphy and penmanship alive, script typefaces continue to be bestsellers, and hand-drawn display type and packaging of all sorts are having their own renaissance. The Art of Handwriting builds on this interest, revealing how the simple act of writing a letter can be an artistic act. This correspondence from the collections of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art show that an artist might put pen to paper just as he or she would craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays from curators and art historians explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Isamu Noguchi, Willem de Kooning, Thomas Eakins, Sister Corita Kent, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or an artwork that is described in relation to the handwriting. The Art of Handwriting provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Artists > United States > Autographs > Catalogs.
Letters > Catalogs.
Archives of American Art > Catalogs.
ART / American / General.
ART / Study & Teaching.

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