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Birth of the Cool - color portrait

Birth of the Cool

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Birth of the Cool may be the coolest book you will ever see. In this 2008 exhibition catalog of his first retrospective, Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017) distills black identity into powerful three-quarter and full-length portraits that teem with style and attitude. His sitters are unapologetic in...Read More
Compendium of Chronicles

A Compendium of Chronicles

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The Compendium of Chronicles, written during the 14th century by Rashid-al-Din Hamadani (1247-1318) is considered the first world history. It was written for the Mongol Ilkhanate in Persia. It covers not only the history of the Mongols but major events occurring in China and Europe. This scholarly...Read More
Historical Color Guide

Historical Color Guide

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There is little to be found about Elizabeth Burris-Meyer’s life, but it is safe to assume that she was a proud aesthete. As the “Dean of the School for Fashion Careers,” Burris-Meyer published two books on color. Her Historical Color Guide draws inspiration from various historical works of art...Read More
Anonymous: Cherry Blossoms at Yoshino

Masterpieces of Japanese Screen Painting

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The late-16th century was the golden age of Japanese screen painting, both literally and figuratively. The Momoyama period (1573-1615) was also an age of monumental architecture, with feudal lords building forts and castles of a size unprecedented in Japan. The great masters of the art of screen...Read More
Chokwe murals

Paredes Pintadas da Lunda

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Chokwe (an ethnic group from central and southern Africa) murals are among the best known and most thoroughly documented in Central Africa. These designs painted on the outer clay walls of their houses were community works by both adults and children. The murals reproduced here are...Read More
Picasso, by Keith Sutton, original Picasso doodle signed, dated, and inscribed to Joseph Hirshhorn

Picasso

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Joseph H. Hirshhorn, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, was an avid collector and supporter of Picasso. The two became friends after being introduced by photographer Edward Steichen. The original dark purple cloth publisher's binding of this...Read More
Picasso's inscription to Joe [Hirshhorn], signature, date, and doodle of a face

Picasso; Forty Years of His Art

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Joseph H. Hirshhorn, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, was an avid collector and supporter of Pablo Picasso. The two became friends after being introduced by photographer Edward Steichen. The Hirshhorn Library’s copy of the exhibition catalog...Read More
The principles of harmony and contrast of colours,

The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours

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Published in 1859, Michel Eugene Chevreul's (1786-1889) The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours is considered a masterpiece in the science and exploration of color. A chemist who specialized in the study of animal fats and fatty acids, Chevreul is one of the 72 French engineers and...Read More