Symphony in Blue

Symphony in Blue Author Shira Anthony
ISBN-10 9781627983945
Year 2013-12-25
Pages 73
Language en
Publisher Dreamspinner Press
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The Blue Notes series couples are back! David orchestrates a reunion in Milan, a symphony of friendship and love, and thanks giving.

Symphony in Blue

Symphony in Blue Author M. J. Duncan
ISBN-10 154491721X
Year 2017-03-25
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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It was just supposed to be a working weekend in Maui and not anything remotely life-altering, but all that changes the moment Gwen Harrison holds a hotel elevator for Dana Ryan. Beautiful and charming, Dana is a breath of fresh air that Gwen is helpless to resist-something she dearly regrets when their whirlwind weekend is over and reality sets back in. The course of true love is notorious for being anything but smooth, but the truths and consequences of an inauspicious beginning such as theirs are enough to put that old adage to the ultimate test.

The Peacock Room

The Peacock Room Author Linda Merrill
ISBN-10 9780300076110
Year 1998
Pages 406
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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The magnificent Peacock Room, decorated by James McNeill Whistler in 1876-77 for wealthy London shipowner Frederick Leyland, quickly became one of the most controversial, celebrated, and scandalous rooms in the world. Now on permanent display at the Freer Gallery of Art, the recently restored Peacock Room is widely held to be the most important nineteenth-century interior in an American museum. In this gorgeously illustrated book, Linda Merrill tells the full story of the London dining room that was created to provide a setting for Leyland's extensive collection of Chinese porcelain, the legendary quarrel between Whistler and his patron, and the subsequent critical and popular reception of the room through its museum installation in 1923. In this comprehensive examination of the Peacock Room's history, Merrill offers fascinating insights into nineteenth-century British culture - taste, patronage, attitudes toward Asian art, origins of art nouveau, and relation to American culture.

Picture Titles

Picture Titles Author Ruth Bernard Yeazell
ISBN-10 9781400873463
Year 2015-09-29
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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A picture's title is often our first guide to understanding the image. Yet paintings didn’t always have titles, and many canvases acquired their names from curators, dealers, and printmakers—not the artists. Taking an original, historical look at how Western paintings were named, Picture Titles shows how the practice developed in response to the conditions of the modern art world and how titles have shaped the reception of artwork from the time of Bruegel and Rembrandt to the present. Ruth Bernard Yeazell begins the story with the decline of patronage and the rise of the art market in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as the increasing circulation of pictures and the democratization of the viewing public generated the need for a shorthand by which to identify works at a far remove from their creation. The spread of literacy both encouraged the practice of titling pictures and aroused new anxieties about relations between word and image, including fears that reading was taking the place of looking. Yeazell demonstrates that most titles composed before the nineteenth century were the work of middlemen, and even today many artists rely on others to name their pictures. A painter who wants a title to stick, Yeazell argues, must engage in an act of aggressive authorship. She investigates prominent cases, such as David’s Oath of the Horatii and works by Turner, Courbet, Whistler, Magritte, and Jasper Johns. Examining Western painting from the Renaissance to the present day, Picture Titles sheds new light on the ways that we interpret and appreciate visual art.

After Whistler

After Whistler Author Linda Merrill
ISBN-10 9780300101256
Year 2003
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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This illustrated book - published to commemorate the centenary of the artist's death - addresses Whistler's extraordinary legacy and establishes his pivotal place in the history of American art.