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Corporate Author Barnes Foundation.

Title The Barnes Foundation : masterworks / Judith F. Dolkart and Martha Lucy ; with contributions by Derek Gillman.

Imprint New York, NY : Skira Rizzoli, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  708.148 Q DOLKART    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  708.148 BAR    Check Shelf
Description x, 462 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Note "In association with The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This volume represents the first overview of works from the art collection of the Barnes Foundation, Merion, PA, highlighting the diversity of cultural forms assembled by Dr. Albert C. Barnes"-- Provided by publisher.
"The Barnes Foundation, established by scientist, entrepreneur, and educator Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1922, is home to a legendary art collection. Barnes assembled one of the world's largest and finest groups of post-impressionist and early modern paintings, with holdings by such luminaries as Renoir, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Rousseau, Modigliani, Soutine, Manet, Monet, Seurat, Degas, Van Gogh, and Gauguin. The Foundation's collection also holds significant examples of American art, including works by Demuth, Glackens, and the Prendergasts; African sculpture; Native American ceramics, jewelry, and textiles; Asian paintings, prints, and sculptures; medieval manuscripts and sculptures; Old Master paintings by El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and others; ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman art; and American and European decorative arts and metalwork. The presentation of the collection reflects Barnes's educational and aesthetic approach: symmetrical "ensembles," or wall compositions, combine works of different periods, mediums, cultures, and styles for the purpose of comparison and study. Texts by Judith F. Dolkart and Martha Lucy explore the Barnes Foundation's collection, educational mission, ensembles, and individual works. Large color plates, little-seen archival photographs, and numerous gatefolds illustrate 150 of the greatest hits of the collection and twenty gallery ensembles."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents To see as the artist sees : Albert C. Barnes and the experiment in education / Judith F. Dolkart -- Selected ensembles and masterworks / Judith F. Dolkart, Martha Lucy, and Derek Gillman -- Selected masterworks / Judith F. Dolkart, Martha Lucy, and Derek Gillman.
Subject Art -- Private collections -- Pennsylvania -- Merion -- Catalogs.
Barnes Foundation -- Catalogs.
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951 -- Art collections -- Catalogs.
Barnes, Albert C. (Albert Coombs), 1872-1951 -- Collections d'art -- Catalogues.
ART -- Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions -- General.
Added Author Dolkart, Judith F.
Lucy, Martha.
ISBN 9780847838066 (hardback)
0847838064 (hardback)
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