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Masterpieces of American Painting in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • Title Masterpieces of American Painting in The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Author/Editor(s) Margaretta Salinger, with a foreword by John K. Howat
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 28, 2012)
  • Hardcover/Paperback 200 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: 030019269X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300192698
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Book Description

This group of one hundred American paintings - representing about a tenth of the Metropolitan Museum's holdings of eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth-century paintings in the American field - has been selected to provide an attractive and fair impression both of these holdings and of American painting in general.

Although no book based on a specific collection could claim to offer an accurate review of the history of American painting, because of inevitable gaps in any collection - as exemplified here by the slight representation of folk or naive painting - the overall breadth and strength of the Metropolitan collection are not only remarkable but also serviceable for suitably displaying the history and range of American painting.

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