Sister Wendy's American collection
Sister Wendy Beckett has been dubbed a "pop star" by the New York Times and "a phenomenon" by the Washington Post. She is certainly one of the world's best-known and best-loved art critics, familiar to millions from her wildly popular art series on PBS.
In Sister Wendy's American Collection, she visits six of America's most prestigious museums: the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City), the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, Massachusetts), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In each, Sister Wendy chooses a wide variety of artpaintings, sculpture, porcelain figures-and draws attention to the small details of the work, revealing hidden meanings and symbolism. She relates the background of the artist and explains the techniques and the histories behind each work in a straightforward language that speaks to all with humor and insight.
More than 250 full-color illustrations illuminate Sister Wendy's text. Sister Wendy's American Collection is a wonderful tour of six great American museums -- it is also the equivalent of taking a personal tour with Sister Wendy, studying and enjoying her favorite pieces of art, chosen from across the whole breadth of history to the present. It is a fascinating journey, one that can be taken again and again. Sister Wendy's American Collection is soon to be a PBS miniseries.
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|Last Update||2017-10-26 04:59:40AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-06-18 04:57:04AM|
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|display_description||Art critic Sister Wendy Beckett provides commentary on selected items from six of America's most prestigious art museums, drawing attention to small details, discussing hidden meanings and symbolism, and providing information about each artist and his or her techniques.|
|item_details||ils:.b13198646|.i20719000|Shirlington Adult Nonfiction|709 BECKE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 25, 2017|san|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13198646|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperCollins Publishers,|c2000.|288 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.|
|subject_facet||Art -- History, Art -- United States, Art appreciation|
|title_display||Sister Wendy's American collection|
|title_full||Sister Wendy's American collection / Sister Wendy Beckett|
|title_short||Sister Wendy's American collection|