Visions of adventure : N.C. Wyeth and the Brandywine artists

Format: Print Book 2000
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Oversize q N6512.V57 2000
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 759.13 V82
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Sewickley Public Library Folio f 759.13 VIS 2000
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 759.13 V
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Art History 759.1308 VIS
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VISIONS of ADVENTURE provides a fascinating and nostalgic collection of an era of unique creativity in American illustration, bringing insights of leading experts in the field together with the best reproductions of the work of the great artists of the Brandywine School. Led by Howard Pyle and N. C. Wyeth, these men were giants of their era -- often more famous than the authors whose books and stories they depicted. Their talent and skill brought life to places and times no modern media has touched.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Lately, attention has turned again to the great American illustrators of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These new books cover many of the same artists. Each places one artist first among equals for thematic purposes. The theme of adventure links the contents of coeditors Dell and Reed's album. First, Reed sketches the improvements in literacy and printing that fueled the great illustrators' rise, and also the Brandywine School begun by Howard Pyle to help young artists polish their illustrative skills. Thereafter, he and eight other experts annotate 34 colorplates, a handful of them two-page-wide foldouts, to reveal the original paintings' aesthetic distinctions as well as literary contexts. The pictures are sorted into five thematic chapters--"Chivalry," "Pirates," "The American Indian," "The Frontier," and "The Art of Illustration--A Personal Journey." The journeyer of that last chapter is N. C. Wyeth, whose work appears in all the chapters, though in the first four in company with paintings by Pyle and four Pyle-Wyeth disciples. One of those four is not Maxfield Parrish. He wasn't a Brandywine acolyte, and his specialty was romantic fantasy, not the tense and gritty, if just as fanciful, adventure-tale mode of Wyeth and company. Yet Wagner puts eight Wyeths (two repeaters from Visions of Adventure) and seven Pyles amid the multitudinous Parrishes in her neat complement to Sylvia Yount's general presentation, Maxfield Parrish [BKL S 15 99]. The Brandywiners' work is much more dynamic than Parrish's, but its concern with chivalry overlaps Parrish's with magic, and Parrish took the next step beyond Wyeth, in particular, in exploiting color. Except for the pictures accompanying Wagner's fine essay on Parrish's illustration career, each colorplate is presented with the bit of story or poem for which it was made. The work of seven additional artists, including two of The Red Rose Girls [BKL Mr 15 00] of Alice A. Carter's fascinating study, also appears to resplendent advantage. --Ray Olson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Painting, American -- 20th century.
Illustration of books -- United States -- 20th century.
Adventure stories -- Illustrations.
Publisher New York :Watson-Guptill Publications,2000
Contributors Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911.
Wyeth, N. C. (Newell Convers), 1882-1945.
Dell, John Edward.
Reed, Walt.
Language English
Notes "A collection of paintings by Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Harvey Dunn, Frank Schoonover, Philip R. Goodwin, Dean Cornwell."
Description 130 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 129) and index.
ISBN 0823056082
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