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WINOLD REISS AND THE CINCINNATI UNION TERMINAL: FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN. Gretchen Garner. Ohio University Press, Athens, 2016. 160 pp. with 80 ills. (70 col.). 26 x 18 cm. LC 2016-19901 ISBN 9780821422021 In English.
Paperbound edition also available; see Worldwide 171945. Publisher's description: When Winold Reiss won the commission to design and install the immense mosaic murals in the Cincinnati Union Terminal in 1931, he was already a noted artist. An immigrant from Germany, Reiss began his career in the United States as a commercial artist. He soon became a sought-after portraitist and designer of large public art projects. The Cincinnati Union Terminal murals are extraordinary not only for their size and the boldness of their color and design but also for the artist's use of mosaic rather than the more typical paint on plaster. After Reiss's death, he and his work fell into relative obscurity as tastes and trends in art changed. The terminal itself closed down in 1972 and was partially demolished. It reopened in 1990, transformed into the Cincinnati Museum Center, and the awe-inspiring murals of the rotunda are once again on display. Winold Reiss and the Cincinnati Union Terminal is the first book to collect images of all the mosaic murals, including those rescued after the demolition.
Artist(s):Reiss, Winold
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany, United States — 1900-1945 — Several Media
Plans: 71,55
Worldwide Number: 171944
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