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PEN TO PAPER: ARTISTS' HANDWRITTEN LETTERS FROM THE SMITHSONIAN'S ARCHIVES OF AMERICAN ART. Ed. by Mary Savig. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 2016. Published in association with Princeton Architectural Press, Inc., New York. 208 pp. with 155 ills. (121 col.). 26 x 19 cm. LC 2015-34201 ISBN 9781616894627 In English.
This book expands on a 2013 exhibition titled "The Art of handwriting" and presents a collection of letters by artists from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, revealing how letter writing can be an artistic act, just as an artist puts pen to paper to craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Howard Finster, Winslow Homer, Ray Johnson, Rockwell Kent, Georgia O'Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Maxfield Parrish, Eero Saarinen, Saul Steinberg, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or a related artwork, with a full transcription.
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945
Plans: 73,75,68
Worldwide Number: 082529
Hardcover $27.50x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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