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Changing Views: Photography and Environmental Action
ISBN 978-0-9893995-0-0

Now $12.99, originally $30

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regeneration
Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US

ISBN 0-916279-22-7

Now $5.99, originally $35

A copy of Beauty or Truth: Hollywood Photographs is included with purchase.

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Collections catalogue


The Museum: Conditions & Spaces
Selections from the University of Virginia Art Museum

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The Museum: Conditions & Spaces: Selections from the University of Virginia Art Museum

Edited by Andrea N. Douglas
Paper, ISBN 0-9706263-1-2 • $35
University of Virginia Art Museum, 2004

Exhibition catalogues


Émilie Charmy

This publication complements the first United States retrospective of the painting of Émilie Charmy. The exhibition on view at The Fralin Museum of Art from August 23, 2013 through Febraury 2, 2014, displayed approximately forty paintings—the majority of which had never appeared in the US—and presented this artist, an exhibitor at the legendary 1913 Armory Show, in a new light. Charmy's painting engaged with major artistic currents, from impressionism and post-impressionism to fauvism, before World War I, and she pursued an expressive, modernist naturalism thereafter.

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Émilie Charmy

Émilie Charmy
by Mathew Affron with essays by Sarah Betzer and Rita Felski
119 pages, 59 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9835059-5-2
The Fralin Museum of Art at the
     University of Virginia
August 2013
$29.95, or $26.95 for members

Suzanne McClelland
STrAY

Found Poems from a Lost Time

This publication accompanies the exhibition STrAY: Found Poems from a Lost Time on view at The Fralin Museum of Art from January 25 through May 26, 2013. In this installation, the contemporary artist Suzanne McClelland responds to Found Poems from a Lost Time: A Short History of the Civil War (2006), twelve epistolary poems by George Garrett (1929-2008), the renowned poet and esteemed professor of creative writing at U.Va. Garrett's poems, which describe the physical and psychological horrors of war, inspired visual "portfolios," which comprise drawings, printed matter, and photographs. The exhibition also features works from The Fralin's collection in dialogue with McClelland's art. This visually compelling installation inspires fresh consideration of the role of language, perception, conflict, and both one's own history and history more broadly considered.

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STrAY

Suzanne McClelland
STrAY
Found Poems from a Lost Time
catalogue essay by Jennifer Farrell
48 pages, 49 illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9835059-4-5
The Fralin Museum of Art at the
     University of Virginia
January 2013
$15, or $13.50 for members

Ancient Masters in Modern Styles:
Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th - 21st Centuries


The publication accompanies the exhibition Ancient Masters in Modern Styles: Chinese Ink Paintings from the 16th - 21st Centuries on view at Museum on view at Museum from August 31 through December 16, 2012 and traveling in 2013 to Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. The exhibition from The Fralin Museum of Art and Lijin Collection examines the influence of the honored tradition of Chinese ink paintings on later artists and how they sought to balance reverence for the art of old masters with their own impulses for artistic expression. Ancient Masters explores this tension through an investigation of style, subject matter, and inscriptions on paintings from the early modern period up until the present, while examining the social and historical context of their production.

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Ancient Masters in Modern Styles

Ancient Masters in Modern Styles:
     Chinese Ink Paintings from the
     16th - 21st Centuries

by Kathleen M. Ryor, Guest Curator
104 pages, 49 color illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9835059-2-1
August 2012
$40

The Valley of the Shadow:
American Landscapes in the Time of the Civil War


The publication accompanies the exhibition The Valley of the Shadow: American Landscapes in the Time of the Civil War on view at Museum from August 31 through December 16, 2012. The exhibition addresses a central problem faced by artists who depicted the American landscape during this period: how to represent a nation that was ruthlessly divided by political tensions and, by the 1860s, a site of unprecedented violence and trauma. The exhibition considers the myriad ways in which artists of the period grappled with the vexing problem of representing a nation at war. Images by Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, Sanford Robinson Gifford, David Johnson, John Frederick Kensett, Aaron Draper Shattuck, and others contextualize the questions and challenges faced by American landscapists in these years.

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The Valley of the Shadow

The Valley of the Shadow: American
     Landscapes in the Time of the
     Civil War

Catalogue essay by Jill Baskin
Catalogue entries by Margaret Stenz
68 pages, 33 color illustrations
ISBN 978-0-9835059-3-8
August 2012
$30

Bartolo di Fredi:
The Adoration of the Magi, A Masterpiece Reconstructed


The publication accompanies the exhibition The Adoration of The Magi by Bartolo di Fredi: A Masterpiece Reconstructed on view at UVaM, and traveling to the Museum of Biblical Art. The exhibition was the fruit of several years' collaboration between the University of Virginia, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, and the Superintendency for Historic, Artistic, and Ethno-anthropological Heritage of the Provinces of Siena and Grosseto. Long, scrupulous studies and discussion of conservation issues have now led to the reuniting of the three known portions of Bartolo di Fredi's masterpiece, the Adoration of the Magi, which was painted between 1375-85 and is divided between the Pinacoteca Nazionale of Siena, the Lindenau-Museum of Altenburg, Germany, and the University of Virginia Art Museum in Charlottesville. Catalogue entries are by Bruce Boucher, Francesca Fiorani, Wolfgang Loseries, Ana Maria Guiducci.

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The Adoration of The Magi by Bartolo di Fredi: A Masterpiece Reconstructed

Bartolo di Fredi: The Adoration of the
     Magi, A Masterpiece
     Reconstructed
Bruce Boucher and Francesca Fiorani, editors
100 pages, 53 color illustrations
March 2012

Man Ray, African Art & the Modernist Lens

This companion catalogue for the special exhibition Man Ray, African Art & the Modernist Lens "is a groundbreaking study in which the confluence of Modernist photography and the 'discovery' of African art by the early twentieth-century avant-garde is closely examined for the first time." The catalogue features more than seventy photographs by Man Ray, many never previously published, and includes photographs by many contemporaries of Man Ray, including Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, Andrè Kertesz, and Joseph Sudek. With contributions byYaëlle Biro, Poul Mørk, Rainer Stamm, and Tomáš Winter.

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Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens

Wendy A. Grossman
With an essay by Ian Walker
200 pages, color and black and white illustrations
Paper, ISBN 978-0-8166-7017-8 • $39.95
International Arts and Artists, 2009

Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village:
The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece
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The illustrated catalogue Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: the Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece, which accompanied the original 1993 exhibition, has been updated and includes an expanded essay by exhibition curator Richard Guy Wilson.

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Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village: The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece exhibition catalogue

Revised Edition

Richard Guy Wilson
123 pages, color and black & white illustrations
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-8139-2830-2 • $24.95
University of Virginia Press, 2009

William Christenberry: Site/Possession

Companion volume of the traveling exhibition of the same name, Christenberry's art focuses on Hale County, Alabama, a place where the artist spent many summers as a child. It is also the heartland of the Ku Klux Klan. His memory of this place, a combination of natural beauty and primal terror, are explored in many of his works. In addition to approximately 50 drawings, the exhibition also featured paintings, photographs, constructions, and objects from the Klan Room Tableau, many of which are included in this book.

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William Christenberry: Site/Possession

44 pages, color and black & white illustrations
Paper ISBN 0-9706263-4-7 • $25
University of Virginia Art Museum, 2007

Fernand Léger: Contrast of Forms

Between 1912 and 1914, Fernand Léger executed a large cycle of works known as the Contrasts of Forms. The series embraces the genres of landscape, still life, and figure, but at its core are numerous arresting compositions that sweep aside observation to focus on formal principles. The common denominator is a complex vocabulary of mingled cones, cylinders, cubes, and planes, vigorously outlined and scrubbed with color (in the paintings) or with black ink and white gouache (in the works on paper). The Contrast of Forms are essential to two great chapters in the history of modern art in the years before the First World War: first, the development of cubism, and second, the emergence of abstract art. Moreover, they cap the initial, pre-1914 phase of Léger's career when, as critic Douglas Cooper wrote, the artist finds his signature pictorial maneuvers and, in effect, becomes Léger.

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Fernand Léger: Contrast of Forms

Matthew Affron
48 pages, color illustrations
Paper, ISBN 13:978-0-9706263-3-2 • $15.95
University of Virginia Art Museum, 2007

A Jeffersonian Ideal: Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III
Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts


This catalogue was published to accompany the 2005 exhibition A Jeffersonian Ideal: Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts. The catalogue includes essays by Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia, and Dr. Henry C. Landon. More than 100 full-color photographs of the collection are included.

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 A Jeffersonian Ideal: Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III  - Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts

104 pages, color illustrations
Paper ISBN 0-9706263-2-0 • $40
University of Virginia Art Museum, 2005

Les dessins du musee de Beaux-Arts et d'Archeologie de Besancon
(Masterpieces of European Drawing)


This catalogue was published to accompany the 2004 exhibition Les dessins du musee de Beaux-Arts et d'Archeologie de Besancon. The exhibition, created to celebrate the sister-city relationship between Charlottesville and Besancon, France, included 62 drawings from the French museum, a survey of work that spans the 16th thru the 20th century. The catalogue, originally published in France, has more than 200 illustrations, both black and white and color, and includes works by Mantegna, Rembrandt, Reubens, Tiepolo, Courbet and Matisse.

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Les dessins du musee de Beaux-Arts et d'Archeologie de Besancon (Masterpieces of European Drawing)

144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, French
Paper $30.00
Somogy Editions D'Art, 2004

"The Moon Has No Home"
Japanese Color Woodblock Prints from the
Collection of the University of Virginia Art Museum


The strength of the Museum's collection of Japanese color woodblock prints lies in an area that is still considered controversial by many Ukiyo-e ("pictures of the floating world") connoisseurs—the mid- to late nineteenth century. This period of stress in Japanese society marked the end of the peaceful but extremely authoritarian, reclusive, and feudalistic Tokugawa regime and the turbulent beginnings of a Japan that was opening itself to the West. Natural and social cataclysms were matched by the wild and sometimes anguished creativity of the daring and imaginative generations of Ukiyo-e printmakers who came after Utamaro, an artist renowned for the breathtaking elegance and serenity of his "Classical" restraint.

The title of the exhibition comes from a poem inscribed on a print by Yoshitoshi, who is considered the final and culminating master of Ukiyo-e. From his landmark One Hundred Aspects of the Moon series, the print depicts the poet and nun Lady Chiyo, who is best known for a poem in which she tells of her decision to borrow a bucket of water from a neighbor; her own well bucket has been ensnared overnight by morning glories, whose summer beauty she wishes to leave intact. In Yoshitoshi's print, however, she is shown in autumn, transfixed over her fallen well bucket. The inscribed poem states that the poet has now dropped her bucket and spilled its contents, so that "the moon has no home in the water."

Approximately sixty works (including diptychs and triptychs by Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, and Kuniyoshi's extraordinary pupil Yoshitosh) have been selected for exhibition from a collection of three hundred. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition, which was curated by Sandy Kita, assistant professor of Japanese art history at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Stephen Margulies, curator of works on paper.

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The Moon Has No Home | Japanese Color Woodblock Prints from the Collection of the University of Virginia Art Museum

Essays by Sandy Kita and Stephen Margulies
104 pages, color and black & white illustrations
Paper • $30
University of Virginia Art Museum, 2003

Our View: Charlottesville and Albemarle County,
A Teen Photography Competition


This book includes the winning selections and honorable mentions in all six categories of the 2003 Charlottesville, Albemarle County Teen Photography Competition/Exhibition. Over 100 photographs by talented young photographers, with more than half in full-color, offering an often unique, and always beautiful, view of the Charlottesville/Albemarle region.

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Our View: Charlottesville and Albemarle County, A Teen Photography Competition

108 pages, color and black & white illustrations
Cloth ISBN 0-9745028-0-4 • $25
Oakwood Arts, 2003

   

Siting Jefferson: Contemporary Artists Interpret Thomas Jefferson's Legacy

Edited by Jill Hartz
120 pages, 60 color, 20 black & white photographs
Paper ISBN 0-8139-2183-X • $20
University of Virginia Press, 2000

In 2000, the University of Virginia Art Museum featured a collection of artworks inspired by Thomas Jefferson's legacy. The exhibition, called Hindsight/Fore-site: Art for the New Millenium is the subject of this book. Complementing the photographs of works by 24 artists, including Agnes Denes, Ann Hamilton, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Dennis Oppenheim, Lucio Pozzi, and Todd Murphy, are provocative and enlightening essays about Jefferson and his influence.

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John Barber, 1893-1965: Selections from the Archive

First America, then post-World War I Europe offered Romanian-born artist John Barber the visual stimulations of cultures in change. His observations, enthusiasms, and inquiry are recounted in his art, letters, postcards, and writings on art and artists. This publication of selections from his papers, drawings and paintings marks the establishment of his archive in the John Barber Memorial Collection at the University of Virginia Art Museum. Comprehensive in scope, the collection forms a basis for further research of the life and work of an enigmatic, elusive and intriguing painter who found his own voice amid the cacophony of the international art world from the 1920s into the 1960s.

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John Barber, 1893-1965: Selections from the Archive

Edited and Introduced by David B. Lawall
224 pages, color and black & white illustrations
Cloth, ISBN 0-8139-1395-0 • $45
University of Virginia Art Museum, 1992

Masterpieces of Renaissance Baroque Printmaking: A Decade of Collecting

This catalogue was published to accompany the 1991-92 exhibition of Masterpieces of Renaissance Baroque Printmaking, showcasing works from the collections of the University of Virginia Art Museum and Gertrude Weber. It includes more than 200 illustrations, emphasizing the works of Altdorfer, Dürer, Van Dyck, and Rembrandt.

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Masterpieces of Renaissance Baroque Printmaking: A Decade of Collecting

Stacey Sell
Edited by Lawrence Goedde
203 pages, black & white illustrations
Paper ISBN 0 8139 1394 2 • $39.95
University of Virginia Art Museum, 1992

Delights for the Senses: Dutch and Flemish Still-Life Paintings from Budapest

This catalogue documents not only the forty works featured in the exhibition but also the entire collection of Dutch and Flemish still-life paintings in Budapest. Thus this catalogue serves as both a record of the exhibition and a significant reference to an important collection.

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Delights for the Senses: Dutch and Flemish Still-Life Paintings from Budapest

Ediko Ember
176 pages, color and black & white illustrations
Paper, ISBN 0-945529-01-5 • $24.95
Museum of Fine Art, Budapest & Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 1989