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John Marin's Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism (Art Institute of Chicago)
John Marin's Watercolors: A Medium for Modernism (Art Institute of Chicago)
by Martha Tedeschi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $44.10
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars John Marin - Great American Artist......Great Book, February 4, 2011
I learned by reading "John Marin's Watercolors" that Look magazine named John Marin as America's Number One Artist in 1948. Why did I not know, as a museum goer, very much about this "Number One" American artist?

Anyone who loves art and wants to know more about John Marin needs to get this book. It is beautifully written and illustrated, marvelously telling John Marin's story and clearly explaining his watercolor technique. You understand from "John Marin's Watercolors" that he was an artist's artist. The book accordingly details his innovative technique and goes through aspects of his methods, such as frame making, that few other art books discuss. For water-colorists and other artists, this is a perfect companion to the Winslow Homer watercolor book produced by the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. For the rest of us, it is an excellent history of someone we should know something about.

The exhibition, which the book accompanies, will be at the Art Institute of Chicago until April 17, 2011 and at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta from June through September 2011.

Update....Art Critic Tyler Green wrote high praise for this book in his April 21, 2011 blog on Artinfo.com. He said, "It's an early candidate for best art book of the year.


2008 Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter
2008 Calorie King Calorie, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter
by Allan Borushek
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars One Good Step in Your Diet Program, June 5, 2008
This is a handy, little book. It has an enormous amount of useful information about different foods, but it has been a little difficult getting used to how the book is organized. I found it best to go straight to the index at the back of the book to quickly find the calorie content for my next meal.


Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light (Art Institute of Chicago)
Watercolors by Winslow Homer: The Color of Light (Art Institute of Chicago)
by Winslow Homer
Edition: Hardcover
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars treat your eyes and mind to something beautiful on a dreary winter day, February 13, 2008
I was browsing through the book store at the Art Institute of Chicago and was attracted to a new book that accompanies an upcoming exhibition at the museum. The beautiful cover of the book invited me to pick it up and open it. I know a little about Winslow Homer, but did not appreciate his accomplishments with watercolors until I flipped through this book. The staff at the book store must have thought I was a little nutty as I spent nearly an hour studying the gorgeous artwork and rich information about the artist, his times, and watercolor technique. The most interesting part is how the authors uncovered, just like CSI, how the artist created the pieces and what the watercolors originally looked like. I feel a little guilty buying the book from Amazon and not the Institute's store, but the museum will probably still benefit. This book is perfect for anyone whether you are an artist, a scientist, a lover or art, or just want to treat your eyes and mind to something beautiful on a dreary winter day. I am looking forward to returning to the museum and walking through the exhibition, which opens on February 16th.
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