The latest handbook from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s family of publications is Henry Adams’ What’s American about American Art?
In a tiny jewel of a publication lies a concept developed by curator Willem van Zoetendaal -- "to confront period frames with modern photography." Frames revisited: masterpieces of Dutch portrait photography shown in antique frames from the Frits Lugt Collection is an "Exposition-dossier VII" project undertaken by the Neerlandaise Fondation in collaboration with Fondation Custodia in Paris.
Newly acquired and residing in the contemporary galleries of the East Wing is a sculpture by artist Liza Lou. Continuous Mile (Black) is a large coil of what appears to be rope, but when viewed closely is made entirely from black glass beads. The hand knotted sculpture is the product of Lou's interest in beadwork and her location; her studio is in the city of Durban, South Africa. There she is able to draw on local Zulu men and women to
This recently published three volume set is, like so many previous Grove volumes, immediately essential. The Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture fills in an unoccupied space in the reference collection, covering topics heretofore not published in a single volume or set. Entries are concise but thorough, with up to date bibliography. Illustrations and photographs are in black and white. An index follows in the third volume. One cannot overlook the most obvious, but perhaps most important aspect of this set; it is published in English.
The work of Spanish born painter José Guerrero is presented in this catalogue raisonne in vivid detail. Though he is known for his later abstract imagery, the first volume of this set deals with his formative years as a painter.