The Resource Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, edited with an introduction by Mary Savig

Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, edited with an introduction by Mary Savig

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Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Title
Pen to paper
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artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Mary Savig
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Language
eng
Summary
"Even in our age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is a growing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to paper. Associations such as the International Association of Master Penmen and The Society for Italic Handwriting keep the traditions of calligraphy and penmanship alive, script typefaces continue to be bestsellers, and hand-drawn display type and packaging of all sorts are having their own renaissance. The Art of Handwriting builds on this interest, revealing how the simple act of writing a letter can be an artistic act. This correspondence from the collections of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art show that an artist might put pen to paper just as he or she would craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays from curators and art historians explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Isamu Noguchi, Willem de Kooning, Thomas Eakins, Sister Corita Kent, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or an artwork that is described in relation to the handwriting. The Art of Handwriting provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
700.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N45
LC item number
.A73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, edited with an introduction by Mary Savig
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Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, edited with an introduction by Mary Savig
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The art of handwriting -- Berenice Abbott -- Ivan Albright -- Oscar Bluemner -- Charles Burchfield -- Alexander Calder -- Mary Cassatt -- George Carlin -- Frederic Edwin Church -- Joseph Cornell -- Hanne Darboven -- Willem de Kooning -- Beauford Delaney -- Arthur G. Dove -- Marcel Duchamp -- Thomas Eakins -- Howard Finster -- Dan Flavin -- Llyn Foulkes -- John Haberle -- Marsden Hartley -- Martin Johnson Heade -- Winslow Homer -- Harriet Hosmer -- Ray Johnson -- Corita Kent -- Sister Mary Paulita (Helen) Kerrigan, B.V.M. -- Lee Krasner -- Jacob Lawrence -- Louis Lozowick -- Grandma Moses -- Robert Motherwell -- Isamu Noguchi -- Jim Nutt -- Georgia O'Keeffe -- Claes Oldenburg -- Walter Pach -- Maxfield Parrish -- Guy Pène du Bois -- Jackson Pollack -- Abraham Rattner -- Ad Reinhardt -- M.C. Richards -- Eero Saarinen -- John Singer Sargent -- John Sloan -- Robert Smithson -- Saul Steinberg -- Alfred Stieglitz -- Henry Ossawa Tanner -- Lenore Tawney -- Cy Twombly -- Max Weber -- H.C. Westermann -- Edward Weston -- James McNeill Whistler -- Grant Wood
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1674112
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26 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9781616894627
Lccn
2015034201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1674112
  • (Sirsi) 1674112
  • (OCoLC)920944446

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