Summary: A history of American art from the colonial period to the twentieth century draws on the author's family story as the descendant of colonial craftsmen through his mother's line, and as the son and nephew of exiled artists from Berlins' Bauhaus school.
Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BENFEY, CHRISTOPHER Benfey
Summary: The passionate, true story of one man's quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family--their beloved art collection--and to restore their legacy. Simon Goodman's grandparents came from German Jewish banking dynasties and perished in concentration camps. And that's almost all he knew--his father rarely spoke of their family history or heritage. But when he passed away, and Simon received...
Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2015
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.53 GOO
Summary: "A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his paintings--modern masterpieces by...
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ROSENBERG, PAUL SIN
Summary: "Recently writers like Malcolm Gladwell, Steven Johnson, and Clay Shirky have sought to explain creativity as the work of lucky, hardworking people or the result of certain qualities of a particular environment or group of people. Joshua Wolf Shenk shows how such notions, as appealing as they are, miss the essence of creativity, which is generated by people working in pairs. From John Lennon...
Publisher / Publication Date: 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 153 SHE
Junker, Patricia/ Lewis, Audrey/ Adams, Henry (CON)/ Baumgartner, Karen (CON)/ Crosman, Christopher B. (CON)
Summary: "Andrew Wyeth painted the landscapes and people in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he grew up, and in mid-coast Maine, where he spent each summer--places that would inspire him for over seven decades. This centennial exhibition is a fitting moment to trace the threads that weave through the art of Andrew Wyeth, which never failed to engage viewers and confound critics through the long...
Publisher / Publication Date: 2017
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: OVS 702 WYETH AND
Summary: "A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. No face has ever captivated so many for so long. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. This book rests on the premise that the woman in the Mona Lisa is indeed the person identified in its...
Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945 HAL
Summary: Returning to Rome after 3 years in the field, General Marcus Vinicius meets and falls in love with the devout Christian, Lygia. She doesn't want to have anything to do with the warrior. Though Lygia grew up Roman, and as the adopted daughter of a retired general, Lygia is technically a hostage of Rome. Marcus gets Emperor Nero to give her to him for services rendered. Lygia is not happy about...
Format: moving image
Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2008
Copies Available at Interlochen1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Quo 2008
Summary: "An icon of American artistic invention, the Chelsea Hotel has been, since its founding by a French socialist utopian in 1884, a cultural dynamo lodged in the very heart of uber-capitalist New York City. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House, delivers a lively, masterly history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there,...
Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 647.94 TIP
Summary: "The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI...
Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: 324.1 LIC
Summary: Presented by sculptor Antony Gormley, this program was created to complement the 2002-3 exhibition of Aztec culture at London's Royal Academy. Many of the incredible works loaned to the exhibit are shown, along with sculptures and artifacts filmed in Mexico City and at important Aztec sites. Leading scholars and curators explore how the nomadic Aztecs drew inspiration from earlier cultures. The...
Format: software, multimedia
Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006