Research: Luce Center for American Art

Bibliography of Sources

Introductory Surveys

Baigell, Matthew. A Concise History of American Painting and Sculpture. Rev. ed. New York: Icon Editions, 1996.

Bjelajac, David. American Art: A Cultural History. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001.

Craven, Wayne. American Art: History and Culture. Madison, Wisconsin: Brown and Benchmark, 1994.

Doss, Erika. Twentieth-Century American Art. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Groseclose, Barbara S. Nineteenth-Century American Art. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Pohl, Frances K. Framing America: A Social History of American Art. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

American Sculpture

Craven, Wayne. Sculpture in America. Rev. ed. Newark: University of Delaware Press; New York: Cornwall Books, 1984.

Fort, Ilene, ed. The Figure in American Sculpture: A Question of Modernity. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1995.

Reynolds, Donald M. Masters of American Sculpture: The Figurative Tradition from the American Renaissance to the Millennium. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.

Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer. American Women Sculptors: A History of Women Working in Three Dimensions. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1990.

Rutgers University Art Gallery. Vanguard American Sculpture, 1913-1939. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University, 1979.

Whitney Museum of American Art. 200 Years of American Sculpture. New York: D. Godine in association with Whitney Museum of American Art, 1976.

American Watercolor

Ferber, Linda S., and Barbara Dayer Gallati. Masters of Color and Light: Homer, Sargent, and the American Watercolor Movement. Washington, D.C., and London: Brooklyn Museum of Art in association with the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998.

Finch, Christopher. American Watercolors. New York: Abbeville Press, 1986.

Reed, Sue Welsh, and Carol Troyen. Awash in Color: Homer, Sargent and the Great American Watercolor. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts in association with Bulfinch Press, Little, Brown, 1993.

Worcester Art Museum. American Traditions in Watercolor: The Worcester Art Museum Collection. New York: Abbeville Press, 1987.

American Pre-Raphaelites

Ferber, Linda S., and William H. Gerdts. The New Path: Ruskin and the American Pre-Raphaelites. Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Museum, 1985.

William Trost Richards

Ferber, Linda S.William Trost Richards: American Landscape & Marine Painter, 1833-1905. Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Museum, 1973.

Ferber, Linda S. The Power of Patronage: William Trost Richards and the American Watercolor Movement. In Linda S. Ferber and Barbara Dayer Gallati, Masters of Color and Light: Homer, Sargent, and the American Watercolor Movement. Washington, D.C. and London: Brooklyn Museum of Art in association with the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998, 69-91.

American Modernism

Brown, Milton W. The Story of the Armory Show. 2nd ed. New York: Abbeville Press, 1988.

Corn, Wanda M. The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915-1935. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Davidson, Abraham A. Early American Modernist Painting, 1910-1935. New York: Harper & Row, 1981. Reprint, New York: Da Capo Press, 1994.

Haskell, Barbara. The American Century: Art and Culture, vol. 1: 1900-1950. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art in association with W. W. Norton, 1999.

Lane, John R., and Susan C. Larsen, eds. Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, 1927-1944. Pittsburgh and New York: Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1983.

Montclair Art Museum. Precisionism in America, 1915-1941: Reordering Reality. New York and Montclair, New Jersey: Abrams in association with the Montclair Art Museum, 1994.

Zayas, Marius de. How, When, and Why Modern Art Came to New York. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996.

The Eight and the Ashcan School

Milroy, Elizabeth. Painters of a New Century: The Eight & American Art. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1991.

Perlman, Bennard B. The Immortal Eight: American Painting from Eakins to the Armory Show (1870-1913). New York: Exposition Press, 1962.

Weinberg, H. Barbara, Doreen Bolger, and David Park Curry. American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885-1915. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1994.

Zurier, Rebecca, Robert W. Snyder, and Virginia M. Mecklenburg. Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York. Washington, D.C., and New York: National Museum of American Art in association with W. W. Norton, 1995.

American Impressionism

Gerdts, William H. American Impressionism. New York: Abbeville Press, 1984.

Hiesinger, Ulrich W. Impressionism in American: The Ten American Painters. Munich and New York: Prestel, 1991.

Colonial Painting: North America

Craven, Wayne. Colonial American Portraiture: The Economic, Religious, Social, Cultural, Philosophical, Scientific, and Aesthetic Foundations. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Meet Your Neighbors: New England Portraits, Painters & Society, 1790-1850. Sturbridge, Massachusetts: Old Sturbridge Village, 1992.

Miles, Ellen G. The Portrait in Eighteenth-Century America. Newark: University of Delaware Press; and London: Associated University Presses, 1993.

Saunders, Richard A. American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Portrait Gallery, 1987.

Native American Art

Berlo, Janet Catherine, and Ruth B. Phillips. Native North American Art. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Brody, J. J. Beauty from the Earth: Pueblo Indian Pottery from the University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia: The University Museum, 1990.

Fane, Diana, et al. Objects of Myth and Memory: American Indian Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Museum in association with University of Washington Press, 1991.

Spanish Colonial Art

Fane, Diana, ed. Converging Cultures: Art and Identity in Spanish America. New York: The Brooklyn Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996.

Phipps, Elena. The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork 1530-1830. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004.

Silver

Hood, Graham. American Silver: A History of Style. New York: Praeger, 1971.

Fales, Martha Gandy. Early American Silver. New York: Dutton, 1970.

Pewter

Montgomery, Charles F. A History of American Pewter. New York: Dutton, 1978.

Graham, John Meredith. American Pewter. Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, 1949.

Original Upholstery

Grier, Katherine C. Culture and Comfort: People, Parlors, and Upholstery, 1850-1930. Rochester, N.Y.: Strong Museum, 1988.

Cooke, Edward S. Upholstery in America and Europe from the Seventh Century to World War I. New York: Norton, 1987.

Eighteenth-Century Furniture

Heckscher, Morrison H., and Leslie Greene Bowman. American Rococo, 1750-1775: Elegance in Ornament. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1992.

Fairbanks, Jonathan L., and Elizabeth Bidwell Bates. American Furniture: 1620 to the Present. New York: R. Marek, 1981.

Contemporary Design and Furniture

Rapaport, Brooke Kamin, and Kevin L. Stayton. Vital Forms: American Art and Design in the Atomic Age, 1940-1960. With contributions by Paul Boyer, Martin Filler, Mildred Friedman, and Karal Ann Marling. New York: Brooklyn Museum of Art in association with Harry N. Abrams, 2001.

Wilson, Richard Guy, et. al. The Machine Age in America 1918-1941. New York: The Brooklyn Museum in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1986.

Tiffany

Duncan, Alastair. Louis Comfort Tiffany. New York: Harry N. Abrams in association with the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1992.

Loring, John. Louis Comfort Tiffany at Tiffany & Co. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 2002.

Pressed Glass

Lee, Ruth Webb. Early American Pressed Glass: A Classification of Patterns Collectible in Sets Together with Individual Pieces for Table Decorations. Enl. and rev. Northboro, Mass.: The author, 1946.

Evans, Godfrey. Souvenirs: From Roman Times to the Present Day. Edinburgh, Scotland: NMS, 1999.

Ceramics

Frelinghuysen, Alice Cooney. American Porcelain, 1770-1920. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989.

Everson Museum of Art. American Ceramics: The Collection of Everson Museum of Art. Edited by Barbara Perry. New York: Rizzoli; Syracuse: Everson Museum of Art, 1989.