The American Eye: Eleven Artists of the Twentieth Century

by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

The authors profile pioneering contemporary artists, giving examples of their art... read more

The authors profile pioneering contemporary artists, giving examples of their art reproduced in full color, analyzing what makes each great and suggesting why each artist is distinctively American. The back matter includes a 66-term glossary offering a virtual course in art appreciation, data about each artwork pictured, a list of where to see works by the artists, a general bibliography as well as one for each artist, and a standard index. The artists are Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, Stuart Davis, Romare Bearden, Isamu Noguchi, David Smith, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Eva Hesse. A fine companion to the authors' earlier, substantial works, The Painter's Eye: Learning to Look at Contemporary American Art (Delacorte, 1991) and The Sculptor's Eye: Looking at Contemporary American Art (Delacorte, 1993). (Ages 10-18)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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