The artists Jay DeFeo, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and many other women played major roles in the development of Abstract Expressionism, which flourished in New York and San Francisco in the 1940s and 1950s and has been recognized as the first fully American modern art movement. Though the contributions of these women were central to American art of the twentieth century, their work has not received the same critical attention as that of their male counterparts.
Women of Abstract Expressionism is a long-overdue survey. Lavishly illustrated with full-color plates emphasizing the expressive freedom of direct gesture and process at the core of the movement, this book features biographies of more than forty artists, offering insight into their lives and work. Essays by noted scholars explore the techniques, concerns, and legacies of women in Abstract Expressionism, shedding light on their unique experiences. This groundbreaking book reveals the richness of the careers of these important artists and offers keen new reflections on their work and the movement as a whole.
Hardcover | 10.375 x 11.25 inches
215 pages | $65
The Mint Museum’s collection of British ceramics is one the best and largest in the United States, numbering over two thousand items. It boasts objects from all the major centers of production: Wedgwood, Chelsea, Worcester and Staffordshire. The collection is remarkable for its vast range and includes salt-glazed stoneware, lead-glazed earthenware, creamware, and soft- and hard-paste porcelain. This important and visually stunning new publication features two hundred highlights selected on account of their rarity, craftsmanship, or as important examples of particular methods of production or decoration. There are scholarly entries, two illustrated essays on the collection, and a bibliography.
272 pages | $54.95
A product of the industrialized New South, Eugene Healan Thomason (1895-1972) made the obligatory pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. The patronage of one of the nation's most powerful tycoons afforded him entrance to the renowned Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Luks. In all, Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting--and eventually adapting--the Ashcan movement's gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that utilized thick paint and simple subject matter.
Hardcover | 10 x 10 inches
112 pages | $34.95
Accompanying the Mint-organized exhibition Arts of Africa, on view at Mint Museum Randolph, "Art in the Many Africas" includes an essay by exhibition curator Dr. Herbert M. Cole, professor emeritus in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as essays by other leading scholars of African art.
Hardcover | 11.25 x 8.75 inches
64 pages | $18.95
Accompanying the Mint-organized exhibition celebrating the centennial of the Panama Canal's opening in 1914, this beautifully illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman, the Mint's senior curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art. It also contains an original commissioned short story by New York Times best-seller Anthony Doerr, author of "All the Light We Cannot See," entitled "The Fever Dreams of William Crawford Gorgas."
Hardcover | 11.25 x 8.75 inches
175 pages | $39.95 non-members | $35.95 members
Halston & Warhol: Silver & Suede complements a groundbreaking exhibition of clothes and accessories by Halston, art by Warhol, and photographs and ephemera that document the connections between the two men against the social backdrop of 1970s New York.
Hardcover | 10 x 12.5 inches
Number of images | 200 in color | 310 pages | $50.00
This catalogue highlights important studio objects made from the mid-1960s to the 2000s, with a special focus on the 1960s-1980s, the collection’s great strength. The Eagles, who are original members of the Mint affiliate The Founders’ Circle, collected selectively in other decorative arts media, homing in on artists who established studio craft as a relevant and dynamic art form. Beyond Craft includes approximately 80-90 objects by 50 artists and includes ceramics, fiber art, studio furniture, glass, jewelry, and works on paper.
Soft Cover | 8.5 x 11 inches
160 pages | $40 non-members | $36 members
For 125 years, National Geographic has documented the world and all that is in it with stunning photography that captures the soul of a story beyond the words on a page. Some of the most powerful narratives of the past decade have been produced by a forward-thinking generation of women photojournalists as different as the places and the subjects they have covered. Women of Vision is a tribute to the spirit and the ambition of these journalists and artist who have created riveting experiences for millions through the insightful, sensitive and strategic use of a camera.
Hardcover | 10.25 x 10.25 inches
224 pages | 150 color images | $30 non-members | $27 members
This exhibition celebrates the remarkable body of work produced by photographer Sonia Handleman Meyer during the 1940’s as well as the legacy of the New York Photo League, in which she was an active member.
Softcover | 11 x 8.5 inches
96 pages | 104 black and white images | $15.95 |non-members | $9.57 members
During a tragically short career, Richard Caton Woodville produced iconic works depicting mid-century America. Born in Baltimore and trained is Dusseldorf, Woodville offered a unique perspective on the decades preceding the Civil War and captured a period of rapid social, political, and technological change. New Eyes on America is the most comprehensive work on Woodville to date and reproduces all of the artist’s known works
Softcover | 9 x 10 inches
143 pages |136 images, 129 color | $25.00 non-members | $22.50 members
The Medellin born painter Debora Arango, who died in 2005 at the age of 98, was one of the pioneers of modern Colombian art. She is considered one of the most imporat and controversial modern artists of her time.
Hardcover | 9x9 inches
164 pages | 123 images, 91 color | $40.00 non-members | $36.00 members
Sheila Hicks is one of the world’s leading artists and designers, known for her work with thread and textiles. This 63-page volume is devoted entirely to her massive four story piece, Mega Footprint Near the Hutch (May I Have This Dance?), hanging in the atrium of the Mint Museum uptown. “One Work” includes a foreword by Dr. Kathleen V. Jameson, President and CEO of the Mint; an essay by Annie Carlano, director of Craft + Design; and an afterword by Rodolfo Machado of Machado and Silvetti Associates. The beautiful, full-color illustrations include two pullout accordion folds with images of Mega Footprint on them. 2012 Mint Museum Publication.
Softcover | 6 x 8.5 inches
63 pages | 19 illustrations; 12 color | $40.00 non-members | $36.00 members
This volume examines woodworking in contemporary art across a broad spectrum of practices and concepts and considers the different perspectives and intentions of artists and designers working in wood. Centered on the premise that the lines between art, craft, and design are increasingly blurred, this beautifully illustrated catalogue presents a wide array of vessels, pieces of furniture, paintings, sculptures and installations. 2012.
Hardcover | 8 x 8 inches
176 pages | $45.00 non-members | $40.50 members
Mary F. Douglas, Garth Clark, Carol E. Mayer, Barbara Perry, Todd D. Smith and E. Michael Whittington
The collection was amassed by private collector Allan Chasanoff and showcases content-oriented ceramic artists from all over the country. This gift was one of the primary impetuses for the opening of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design. 2000 Mint Museum Publication.
Hardcover | 8 x 8 inches
224 pages | 430 illustrations; 165 color | $15.00 non-members | $13.50 members
Kristen S. Watts and Merikay Waldvogel
An outstanding collection of quilts donated by Fleur and Charles Bresler are featured in this catalogue. All 36 quilts are shown in full color and showcase the visual and historical impact of this world-class collection. Included are examples of crazy quilts, Amish quilts, chintz pictorial quilts and log cabin quilts. 2003 Mint Museum Publication.
Harcover | 8 x 9 inches
84 pages | 53 color illustrations | $19.95 non-members | $17.95 members
Mark Richard Leach, Glenn Adamson and Michael C. Monroe
This catalogue documents contemporary works in the craft media donated to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design by the Founders' Circle members to commemorate the museum’s opening. Included are works in glass, ceramics, fiber, wood, and metal originating from numerous countries and the United States. 2000 Mint Museum Publication.
Softcover | 9 x 10 inches
136 pages | 59 illustrations; 53 color | $15.00 non-members | $13.50 members
This Publication showcases the wide variety of art at the Mint and includes works from all major collections: American Art, Ceramics, Historic Costume, Ancient American, Contemporary Art and Craft. 2005 Mint Museum Publication.
Softcover | 10 x 11 inches
128 pages | 227 illustrations; 217 color | $18.95 non-members | $17.05 members
Mark Richard Leach, Barbara J. Bloemink and Lucy R. Lippard
From his earliest work through his latest series, Michael Lucero fuses innovative sculpture with ceramics traditions, reworking European, Native American and ancient Maya forms. This publication centers on alternative concepts of originality and change as seen in nearly two decades of the artist’s glazed ceramics, bronze and mixed media sculptures. Includes an interview with Lucero. 1996
Hardcover | 9 x 12 inches
159 pages | 122 illustrations; 63 color | $10.00 non-members | $9.00 members
Barbara Stone Perry
This volume catalogues more than four hundred individual pieces in the museum’s collection and includes five essays by authorities in the field of ceramics, providing a visual and textual guide to a vibrant living craft. Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, the catalogue includes descriptive entries on potters and their potteries. 2004 Mint Museum Publication.
212 pages | 395 illustrations; 384 color
9 x 12 inches
$39.95 | non-members
$35.96 | members
$24.95 | non-members
$22.45 | members
Suzanne Ramljak, Michael W. Monroe and Mark Richard Leach
A sumptuously illustrated catalogue of the Jane and Arthur Mason collection of lathe-turned wooden objects, donated to the Mint Museum of Craft + Design. Comprising more than 125 works by 43 artists, the catalogue showcases bowls, vessels, and abstract sculptural pieces. 2000 Mint Museum Publication.
244 pages | 137 illustrations; 121 color
9 x 11 inches
$25.00 | non-members
$22.50 | members
$12.50 | non-members
$11.25 | members
Contains interviews about Charlotte-born collagist Romare Bearden from David C. Driskell, Herb Jackson, Laura Grosch, and Jerald L. Melberg. 2002
Softcover | 8 x 10 inches
63 pages | 12 illustrations; 6 color | $10.00 non-members | $9.00 members
Charles L. Mo
This publication includes essays on the Viceroyalty of Peru, 1544-1821, and the Cosec Circle of Andean Painting. Lavishly illustrated catalogue of paintings, furniture, silver and other decorative pieces. 1992 Mint Museum Publication.
Softcover | 9 x 12 inches
104 pages | 94 illustrations; 36 color | $10.00 non-members | $9.00 members
E. Michael Whittington, editor
Stunningly written, illustrated and produced. Essays by 11 authorities in the field, encompassing history, archeology, geography, traditions, symbolism, and more. 2001 Mint Museum Publication.
Softcover | 9 x 11 inches
288 pages | 296 illustrations; 167 color | $25.00 non-members | $22.50 members
Carla M. Hanzal, Joanna Marsh and Ian Berry
This catalogue introduces a nonpareil style of art in which Lazzarini shares his vision of common objects, transforming them into a unique visual experience. 2006 Mint Museum Publication.
Softcover | 8 x 10.5 inches
48 pages | 18 illustrations; 8 color | $9.95 non-members | $8.96 members
The Collection of Native American Art given to the Mint Museum by Gretchen and Nelson Grice is handsomely presented in the catalogue. Stunning color photographs of the textiles, ceramics, and Mexican performance masks, with text and maps, make this a must-have. Mint Museum Publication.
Softcover | 10 x 8 inches
168 pages | 624 illustrations | $25.00 non-members | $22.50 members
This companion catalogue to the first exhibition to examine this iconic American artist's work focused on the Irish landscape and people, particularly children, created between the time of his first trip to Ireland in 1913 and his last trip there in 1928. Henri has long been celebrated as a pivotal figure in early 20th century American art due to his important work as a teacher and as the leader of The Eight. 2011 Mint Museum Publication.
Softcover | 8.25 x 9.75 inches
143 pages | 81 illustrations; 60 color | $35.00 non-members | $31.50 members
Carla Hanzal, Glenda Gilmore, Jae Emerling, Lesley King-Hammond, and Mary Lee Corlett
This catalogue represents 90 works drawing on the Mint Museum and other public and private collections of Bearden’s work. As well as numerous stylistic influences, this volume focuses on how Bearden’s childhood in North Carolina served as a key source for inspiration for him throughout his life. 2011 Mint Museum Publication
144 pages | 140 color illustrations
9.5 x 12 inches
$44.95 | non-members
$40.45 | members
$35.00 | non-members
$31.50 | member
David C. Driskell
Celebrating Thorton Dial’s contributions to American art, this book surveys the career of one of our most original contemporary artists, whose epic work tackles the most compelling social and political issues of our time. This monograph includes reproductions of 70 of Dial’s large-scale paintings, drawings and found object sculptures spanning twenty years of his artistic career, while the detail photographs show the nuances of paint application and capture the depth of Dial’s assemblages. 2011
Hardcover | 12.4 x 11.9 inches
216 pages | 168 illustrations; 155 color | $45.00 non-members | $40.50 members
Marian Wardle, Editor
Much recent scholarship in American art history and cultural studies examines cross-cultural exchanges in the shaping of American art and culture. This lavishly illustrated volume contributes to this endeavor by exploring, through seven scholarly essays and more than 150 color and black-and-white images, how the transatlantic encounters of three of America’s most notable nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists helped mold American art. Through letters, diaries, histories, and paintings, this book examines the lives of the American men and women of the Weir art dynasty and their explorations of the wider world- from the Hudson River Valley to London, Paris, and Rome. 2011
Hardcover | 11.3 x 8.9 inches
212 pages | 172 illustrations; 76 color | $49.95 non-members | $44.96 members
Jonathan Stuhlman, Michelle Dubois
This beautifully designed catalogue provides a glimpse into the first decade of Charles Seliger’s career; detailing his rapid evolution from talented teenager to mature professional- inspired by the imagery, inventive processes and creative freedom he found in Surrealism. Over 30 vibrant color plates illustrate approximately 35 of his best works from the 1940s. 2012 Mint Museum Publication
Hardcover | 9.25 x 12.75 inches
128 pages | 74 illustrations; 70 color | $35.00 non-members | $31.50 members
Stephen Robeson Miller, Jonathan Stuhlman; Nancy Wallach, Editor
This catalogue explores the exchange of ideas that informed the work of these important Surrealist artists during their 15 year relationship. It is the first exhibition of Surrealist art for the Mint Museum; the first major exhibition of Surrealism in the region; and the first anywhere to examine Sage and Tanguy’s work from this perspective. 2011
Hardcover | 8.25 x 11.25 inches
104 pages | 85 illustrations; 72 color | $40.00 non-members | $36.00 members