SASSOON, D: Becoming Mona Lisa

Sassoon, Donald. Becoming Mona Lisa. Harcourt, Inc., 2001. ISBN: 0965043647. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26375) $12.00

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Color plates. 337p. Index.

Tracing the reception of da Vinci’s paintings as well as the development of the museums, essential to bringing art to a broad public audience, Sassoon’s account is as much the story of serious art’s popularization as it is of one painting’s ascendance to the status of global icon.

MCCLELLAN, A: The Art Museum from Boullée to Bilbao

MCCLELLAN, A: The Art Museum from Boullée to Bilbao, book coverMcClellan, Andrew. The Art Museum from Boullee to Bilbao. University of California Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780520251267. Unmarked. B/W illustrations throughout. Index. Notes. 352p. Very Good. Paperback. (#26023) $18.00

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This thematic history of the art museum from its inception in the 18th century to the early 21st century offers an essential framework for understanding contemporary debates as they have evolved in Europe and the United States.

AIC: One Hundred Years at the Art Institute: A Centennial Celebration (Museum Studies, Vol 19, No 1)

One Hundred Years at the Art Institute: A Centennial Celebration (Museum Studies, Vol 19, No 1). The Art Institute of Chicago, 1993. ISBN: 0865591075. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#25944) $12.00

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Filled with photographs and images from the AIC and related collections (e.g. Duchamp beside his Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2). Articles include “A Mixed Reaction for Modernism: The 1913 Armory Show at The Art Institute of Chicago” by Andrew Martinez, “The Nervous Profession: Daniel Catton Rich and the Art Institute of Chicago, 1927-1958” by John W. Smith and “The Art Institute of Chicago and the Arensberg Collection” by Naomi Sawelson-Gorse. 112p.

SILVERMAN, RA: The River Shall Never be at Rest: Transitions in Yoruba Art: West African Sculpture

Silverman, Raymond A. The River Shall Never be at Rest: Transitions in Yoruba Art: West African Sculpture from University of California Collections, Museum of Cultural History, UC Los Angeles, Lowie Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley. Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz,, 1987. Unmarked text. Rubbed spine. 24p. Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#25268) $14.00

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Exhibition catalog: May-June, 1987. B/W illustrations. Map. Produced under the supervision of Raymond A. Silverman with 20 students enrolled in an Undergraduate course.