Publisher: Senate, Commission on Art
Description: This beautiful new book is the first comprehensive publication of the almost 1,000 prints in the holdings of the United States Senate. The collection represents a 30-year effort to document graphically the 19th and early 20th century history of the Senate, the Capitol, and American political history. Represented in the collection are some of the most notable artists who worked in the printmaking medium, including Rembrandt Peale, Thomas, Nast, and Joseph Keppler.
The United States Senate Catalogue of Graphic Arts seeks to broaden the appeal of this invaluable research collection by making the information available to a wider audience. Essays by Senate Curator Diane Skvarla and Associate Senate Historian Donald Ritchie provide an overview of the collection.
Year/Pages: 2006: 519 p.; ill.
The United States Senate Catalogue of Fine Art highlights 160 works of art, including 82 sculptures, 75 paintings, 2 enameled mosaics, and 1 stained glass window. Each work is illustrated with a color photograph and accompanied by essays and secondary images that place the work in historical and aesthetic context. These secondary images include other works of art that inspired or served as a model for the work in the Senate collection, as well as photographs that display the art in its current location. There is also an introductory essay that analyzes the art in the Senate and its place in American art history.
Publisher: Senate Commission on Art
Description: Senate Document 107-11. Catalogue by William Kloss, Diane K. Skvarla. Introductory essay by William Kloss. Edited by Jane R. McGoldrick. Highlights 160 works of fine art in the Senate.
Year/Pages: 2002: 515 p.; ill.
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