Authors Catherine Coleman Brawer and Kathleen Murphy Skolnik have produced the definitive book on Meière and the depth of their archival research is evident. They provide a wealth of scholarly documentation of her career, creative processes, and working methods with corresponding notes, index, and an appendix with a chronological list of commissions. The book is lavishly illustrated with documentary photographs and luscious new photography of Meière’s work provided by Meière’s granddaughter Hildreth Meière Dunn. In addition, Richard Guy Wilson, the renowned architectural historian from University of Virginia has contributed the foreword. The title is essential for decorative arts or art and architectural libraries and appropriate for any comprehensive art reference collection or general library.
(Lee Viverette, Director of Library, Special Collections and Publications, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Arlis/ Na Reviews, June 2014
About the Author
Catherine Coleman Brawer is an art historian and curator. She curated the exhibition Walls Speak:The Narrative Art of Hildreth Meière (in New York and Washington, D.C.), which attracted 40,000 visitors, and wrote the accompanying catalog.Kathleen Murphy Skolnik is an art and architectural historian, is a faculty member in the Department of History, Art History, and Philosophy at Roosevelt University. She collaborated with Robert Bruegmann on The Architecture of Harry Weese. She is the editor of the Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine and has written extensively on Art Deco-related topics and spoken at the World Congress on Art Deco.