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Louisa Matthiasdottir: Small Paintings Hardcover – November 1, 1986

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In the first part of this wide-ranging survey, a noted British musicologist traces the metamorphosis of popular female singing from the blues of Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith to the club and cabaret work of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter, and the soul singing of Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin. Then he covers the jazz exploits of such white women as Mildred Bailey and Peggy Lee, the "rural" folksong revivals of Joan Baez and Judy Collins, the country songs of Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. The longest sectiondescribing "the New Eve's search for social and creative identity in her New Ethnic Garden"ranges from Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon to Janis Joplin, Laura Nyro, Rickie Lee Jones and Laurie Anderson. Oddly, Mellers has included, in addition to a discography, a glossary defining classical music terms that are hardly mentioned, if at all, in the text. Photos not seen by PW.
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JED PERL is art critic of the New Republic and lives in New York, as does MARTICA SAWIN, who is an art teacher and art historian. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Hudson Hills; 1st edition (November 1, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0933920660
  • ISBN-13: 978-0933920668
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,768,120 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have long been a painter and a fan of Louisa Matthiasdottir's work. For me and others like me this book is a must. It is packed with full color photos of her work and also black and white family photos that give insight into her unique vision and her roots in her beloved Iceland. All lovers of painterly representational art should have this book in their collection.
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All her best work in a big-ol book. Great reproductions and lots of them. Colorful. Emotionally spare. Beautiful work in a beautiful book.
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I have enjoyed this book and and learning more about this artist.
lots of large color photos of her work and nice bio background. Will use in my university classes to help promote women artist.
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This is an excellent book of the work of a breathtaking artist -- what a gem! I had the good fortune to attend art exhibits of Louisa's work at the direction of my teachers while I was in art school, and the beauty of her color, and the simplicity and directness of her brushwork and form effected my me greatly.
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