The first scholarly survey of the Tonalists.
This volume, a landmark of scholarship, has uncovered some treasures and is likely to change our understanding of the development of American art.
--The Art Newspaper, No. 222, March 2011
Silver Medal Winner in Art History: Book of the Year Awards, 2010
, ForeWord Reviews. --ForeWord Magazine
Cleveland, whose writing is both elegant and accessible, gives the Tonalist discussion a shot of energy...This wonderfully written book will delight general audiences and scholars alike. Summing Up
: Highly recommended. CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
Winner: Outstanding Academic Title 2011
-- American Library Association
Combining beautifully reproduced images of their works with eloquent stylistic analyses, he positions Tonalism as America's most original, dominant, and progressive art style. This view radically challenges traditional American art history...a turning point of scholarship on the art and range of the Tonalist movement. - ARTnews
About the Author
David A. Cleveland is an art historian, independent curator, critic, and novelist. John Wilmerding is professor of American Art, Emeritus, Princeton University.