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East 40 Degrees

An Interpretive Atlas


Jack Williams

The Appalachian mountain chain once contained the highest and most dramatic mountains on earth. Worn down over time, these mountains still hold some of the most diverse climactic zones and singular geological formations in existence. In East 40 Degrees: An Interpretive Atlas, Jack Williams examines... More


Southern Built

American Architecture, Regional Practice


Catherine W. Bishir

A leader in the fields of both regional architectural history and historic preservation, Catherine Bishir has collected essays covering three decades into one volume. Just as the subjects of her studies are at once regional and national, the essays included here seek to think globally while... More


Tigers and Sails and ABC Tales



Malcolm Cormack

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David Finley

Quiet Force for America's Arts


David A. Doheny

Throughout his long and remarkable lifetime, David E. Finley (1890-1977) made brilliant contributions to the cultural life of this country. Yet less than thirty years after his death, his name is barely known. In David Finley: Quiet Force for America’s Arts, biographer David Doheny revitalizes... More


Re-creating the American Past

Essays on the Colonial Revival


Richard Guy Wilson and Shaun Eyring, eds.

Although individually and collectively Americans have many histories, the dominant view of our national past focuses on the colonial era. The reasons for this are many and complex, touching on stories of the country's origins and of the founding fathers, the privileged position in history granted... More


Great Road Style

The Decorative Arts Legacy of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee


Betsy White

Linked historically, culturally, and geographically, the counties that make up southwestern Virginia and northeastern Tennessee are also connected by a shared decorative arts tradition. "Great Road Style," so called because of the region’s historical importance as a stage route connecting the... More


Lincoln Perry's Charlottesville



Paintings by Lincoln Perry with an essay and interview by Ann Beattie

Lincoln Perry is justly celebrated for his murals and edgy narrative figure paintings, with their saturated palette and multifaceted architectural compositions—Poussin refracted through de Chirico. This beautiful new book showcases his images of Charlottesville, Virginia—many of them multipanel... More


Exquisite History

The Land of Wandering


The Printmakers Left

The first of a three-volume project titled Exquisite History, The Land of Wandering offers a combination of art and poetry centered around desire, nostalgia, and the restless spirit that leads us to wander. Created by the Printmakers Left, a group of artists and poets working collaboratively out of... More


The Arts of India



Joseph M. Dye III

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Trojan Goat

A Self-Sufficient House


John D. Quale. Distributed for the University of Virginia School of Architecture

The first volume in the Urgent Matters series, Trojan Goat: A Self-Sufficient House traces the design and construction of the University of Virginia’s whimsically named, award-winning entry in the 2002 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. John D. Quale, the architectural advisor and... More


James MacNeill Whistler

Uneasy Pieces


David Park Curry

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Imagining Eden

Connecting Landscapes


Lyle Gomes.

"Because Eden’s genius resides in imagination, it is a mobile spirit; always found in place but never confined by place. The spirit of Eden migrates within us, animated through our imaginative responses to actual places in the material world, in our roles as gardeners and poets, painters and... More


American Art at the Chrysler Museum

Selected Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture


Martha N. Hagood and Jefferson C. Harrison

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Capturing Beauty

American Impressionist and Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection


David Park Curry

Drawn entirely from the collection of James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin of Austin, Texas—one of the largest holdings of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American paintings still in private hands— Capturing Beauty showcases thirty Impressionist and Realist oils, watercolors, and pastels... More


Lots of Parking

Land Use in a Car Culture


John A. Jakle and Keith A. Sculle

When the automobile was first introduced, few Americans predicted its fundamental impact, not only on how people would travel, but on the American landscape itself. Instead of reducing the amount of wheeled transport on public roads, the advent of mass-produced cars caused congestion, at the curb... More


Portraits in the Massachusetts Historical Society



Andrew Oliver

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The Courthouses of Early Virginia

An Architectural History


Carl R. Lounsbury

Court day in early Virginia transformed crossroads towns into forums for citizens of all social classes to transact a variety of business, from legal cases heard before the county magistrates to horse races, ballgames, and the sale and barter of produce, clothing, food, and drink. As marketplace,... More


English Silver



Joseph Bliss

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Selections

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


Anne Barriault

Spanning more than five thousand years and representing a significant array of world cultures, this extensively updated, beautifully reproduced volume showcases masterworks of ancient Mediterranean and American art; Asian, African, and European paintings, as well as Byzantine and Western Medieval... More


Homeplace

The Social Use and Meaning of the Folk Dwelling in Southwestern North Carolina


Michael Ann Williams

Challenging many of the methods and preconceptions of conventional folk-architecture studies, Homeplace examines traditional houses in the mountains of Appalachia from the perspective offered by oral histories. Michael Ann Williams bases much of her study on interviews with some of the people most... More


George L. Viavant

Artist of the Hunt


George E. Jordan

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Siting Jefferson

Contemporary Artists Interpret Thomas Jefferson's Legacy


Jill Hartz

In the summer of 2000, the University of Virginia Art Museum mounted an unusual site-specific exhibition called "Hindsight/Fore-site: Art for the New Millennium," for which twenty-four artists created artworks inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s legacy. Artists included Agnes Denes, Ann Hamilton, Martha... More


Charting Louisiana

Five Hundred Years of Maps


Edited by Alfred E. Lemmon, John T. Magill, and Jason R. Wiese

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Josephine Crawford

An Artist’s Vision


Louise C. Hoffman

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The Woman behind the Lens

The Life and Work of Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1864–1952


Bettina Berch

Try to picture Mark Twain, or Uncle Remus, or even Theodore Roosevelt. More than likely, you have a Frances Benjamin Johnston image in your mind. Johnston was a significant—and arresting—figure in early twentieth-century photography. Beautifully illustrated with forty examples of her work, this... More


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