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4to. 183,  pp. 251 plates (some color), indexes. Modern quarter morocco, maroon cloth sides, raised bands, gilt spine, t.e.g. Bookplate of Dr. Leon Kolb and gift inscription on front paste-down. Fine. SCARCE. The major resource for the early history of California art. An important illustrated catalogue of the work of the representatives of the Golden State at the Panama Pacific International Exposition with illustrations of works by Maren Froelich, Maynard Dixon, William Wendt, William Keith, and many more. "No more tangible evidence of the depth and extent of the contemporary art movement in this State [of California] could be brought forward than a volume which has just been published by R. L. Bernier, in San Francisco, entitled "Art in California . . .". / The book contains essays and articles by the following contributors: George Sterling, Bruce Porter, Everett Maxwell, Porter Garnett, Hector Alliot, Michael William, Antony Anderson, Alma May Cook, Willis Polk, John E.D. Trask, A. B. Clark, John McLure Hamilton, John I. Walker, Robert B. Harshe, Mabel Urmy Seares, Pedro J. Lemos, Hill Tolerton, Hamilton Wright, John McLaren, A. Sterling Calder, Louis Cristian Mullgardt and Bernard R. Maybeck. / It is by all odds the most comprehensive, thorough and best illustrated work on California ever published. There are about three hundred full-page illustrations, divided into the following categories: Eighty-four plates of Californian paintings; forty-seven plates of the paintings of American painters other than Californian; thirteen plates showing the work of California sculptors; thirty-two showing the work of American sculptors other than Californian; twelve plates showing the work of Californian etchers, and twelve of American etchers other than Californian; sixteen plates devoted to the mural decorations of the Exposition, many of which are reproduced in color; eighteen reproductions of the sculpture of the Exposition, and sixteen photographic studies of the beauties of the Exposition itself. / 'While dealing broadly with certain aspects of art in America,' so the introduction states, 'the work presents the first comprehensive record of the phenomena of Californian art and offers at the same time, in a series of essays and articles by well-known writers, an historical and critical examination of these phenomena.'" -- Michael Williams, "A brief review of a monumental book." Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco Art Association, Illustrated catalogue of the post-exposition exhibition in the Department of Fine Arts. San Francisco Art Assoc., 1916. p. 111.
Title: Art in California. A survey of American art with special reference to Californian painting, sculpture and architecture past and present particularly as those arts were represented at the Panama-Pacific International exposition. Being essays and articles by the following contributors . . . .
Publisher: San Francisco:, R. L. Bernier, 1916.: 1916
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Seller ID: B1666