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The Art of the Missouri Capitol: History in Canvas, Bronze, and Stone Hardcover – July 10, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: University of Missouri (July 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826219217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826219213
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 1.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #915,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

 

Bob Priddy is News Director at the Missourinet, a statewide commercial radio network based in Jefferson City, Missouri. He has won numerous awards for his work in broadcast journalism and is the author of several books about Missouri history, including Only the Rivers Are Peaceful: Thomas Hart Benton's Missouri Mural
 
 
Jeffrey Ball is an art historian whose areas of expertise include architecture and public art in the United States, historic preservation, and American art.

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Must have for any art lover or Missourian!
J. Brown
Obviously a labor of love by Bob Priddy and Jeffrey Ball, their care in preserving and communicating the story of the Capitol is remarkable and effective.
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The Art of the Missouri Capitol is full of detail with beautiful colored photographs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By richman on March 6, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The Missouri State Capitol is among the most beautiful and majestic of all State Capitol buildings and certainly one of, if not the, most decorated. Its list of paintings includes major works by well-known names such as N.C.Wyeth and Thomas Hart Benton and the sculpture and architecture are outstanding. "The Art Of The Missouri Capitol" captures the grandeur and stateliness of the structure and its artwork through dozens of brilliantly conceived and flawlessly executed photos by well-known Missouri photographer Lloyd Grotjan and others while providing an extremely detailed and well-researched written history in enjoyable and easily-readable prose. Obviously a labor of love by Bob Priddy and Jeffrey Ball, their care in preserving and communicating the story of the Capitol is remarkable and effective. And, almost unheard of in a "coffee table" book, an entertaining read. All capitols are frequent sites for political skirmishes and sometimes open political warfare, but who would have suspected that those now-quiet Missouri halls were once the setting for a major 1920s artistic battle as well? Without Bob Priddy, Jeffrey Ball and "The Art of the Missouri Capitol", the fireworks of the artist/politician engagement over the Capitol artwork would have been lost forever. And Lloyd Grotjan's stunning photographic work enables the reader to see exactly what all the fuss was about. Having wandered its halls from the time I could walk, still I learned a tremendous amount about the building, its history, its architecture and its art, and fully recommend "The Art of the Missouri Capitol" to all old Capitol buffs such as myself as well as more casual visitors and even those who have never set foot in Missouri or its capitol.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stephane Cools on July 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I pre-ordered this book in December 2010... and it turned out to be well worth the wait! This is probably the best book ever produced on a capitol building! Full of beautiful pictures of all the paintings, statues, architectural details,... to be found in the Missouri State Capitol!

As far as I am concerned, the Missouri State Capitol is one of the most beautiful state capitols around, along with those of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Louisiana and Oregon. Hope this book will inspire other states to produce such a well crafted book on their own capitol buildings!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Brown on April 19, 2012
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The Missouri Capital is full of BEAUTIFUL art and it is great to see the UM Production! Must have for any art lover or Missourian! The color is gorgeous and just perfect!
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By Jwalker on February 18, 2015
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Good but does not cover all the paintings. I know because my wife's grandfather painted, I believe, at least 2 governors that are hanging on the wall at the Capitol. We have visited the Capitol and saw them. I bought the book assuming all paintings were in it only to discover that is not the case. What is in the book is good but wish it was more complete.
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Nicely Presented book. We bought it mainly for the Sir Francis Brangwyn's murals, but the very colorful murals were not photogrphed well and came out dull and boring. To see the actual murals at the capitol is a moment of truth as they are filled with great color and skill from one of the greatest painters and muralists of the 19th and 20ith centuries.
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