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Charmed Couple

Author: William Rieder
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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The story of two American expatriates in France at the turn of the 20th century. The Gays were at the centre of a social circle that included Edith Wharton, Henry James and many other artists. The book includes excerpts from Matilda Gay's Journal and is illustrated by Walter Gay's paintings.

Peace At Last

Author: Guy Cuthbertson
ISBN: 0300233388
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A vivid, original, and intimate hour-by-hour account of Armistice Day 1918, to mark its centenary this year November 11, 2018, marks the centenary of the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany ending World War I. While the events of the war and its legacy are much discussed, this is the first book to focus solely on the day itself, examining how the people of Britain, and the wider world, reacted to the news of peace. In this rich portrait of Armistice Day, which ranges from midnight to midnight, Guy Cuthbertson brings together news reports, literature, memoirs, and letters to show how the people on the street, as well as soldiers and prominent figures like D. H. Lawrence and Lloyd George, experienced a strange, singular day of great joy, relief, and optimism.

The Greater Journey

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416576891
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The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCullough. Not all pioneers went west. In The Greater Journey, David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band. Another was Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black students at the Sorbonne inspired him to become the most powerful voice for abolition in the US Senate. Friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Morse not only painting what would be his masterpiece, but also bringing home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to escape the controversy generated by her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Three of the greatest American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters. Almost forgotten today, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His vivid diary account of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris is published here for the first time. Telling their stories with power and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens’ phrase, longed “to soar into the blue.

A Home Of The Humanities

Author: James Nelson Carder
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780884023654
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"Proceedings of the symposium 'A home of the humanities, a symposium on the collecting and patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss,' organized by the Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., in honor of the completion of the capital building campaign and the reopening of the museum. The symposium was held on Saturday and Sunday, 12 and 13 April 2008"--T.p. vers

A Touch Of Blossom

Author: Alison Mairi Syme
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271036229
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"Explores the art of John Singer Sargent in the context of nineteenth-century botany, gynecology, literature, and visual culture. Argues that the artist was elaborating both a period poetics of homosexuality and a new sense of subjectivity, anticipating certain aspects of artistic modernism"--Provided by publisher.

Impressions Of Interiors

Author: Walter Gay
ISBN: 9780615573748
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Published by London's D. Giles Limited, the lavishly illustrated volume examines Walter Gay's life and work and features all 69 paintings in the exhibition. Main author Isabel L. Taube writes on Walter Gay's Poetic Rooms, and also wrote the catalogue portion of the exhibition, which organizes Walter Gay's work by residence;including sections on each of the Gay's own residences, as well as other homes Walter Gay was commissioned to paint in Europe and America. Other contributors are Priscilla Vail Caldwell, who writes on the enduring appeal of Walter Gay; arts expert Nina Gray, who focuses on interior decoration and the Rococo revival in America: and Frick Director of Curatorial Affairs Sarah Hall, who wrote essays about the three paintings in our collection.