Men Without Guns; The Abbott Collection of Paintings of Army Medicine
by DeWitt MacKenzie
Artwork, some realistic, some impressionistic, some drawings, some paintings, all done from life -- these form a tribute to the US Army's medical services during the Second World War. This book preserves the memory of a large group of men and women who worked hard so that others might live. It also pays respect to the men who fell into the meat grinder that is war. This book can be quite moving, and is recommended
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by Cooper, Maurice - Dodd, Mead and Company
While the impulse to satirize public men in picture is probably as old as satiric verse, the political cartoon, as an effective agent in molding public opinion, is essentially a product of modern conditions. Its success depends upon its timeliness.
by Kenneth D. Keele, Jane Roberts - Metropolitan Museum of Art
These drawings of the human body by Leonardo are based on the artist's own anatomical dissections and show his evolving understanding of physiology. The drawings demonstrate Leonardo's progress from technical mastery to consummate draftsmanship.
by Lawrence Alloway - Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
The term 'drawing' is applied loosely; it is meant to connote a medium of great immediacy conducive to direct materialization of a concept, rather than implying the elimination of color or an insistence upon other technical restrictions.
by Diane Waldman - Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Displaying variety and conceptual advancement, this catalogue demonstrates the evolution of American artistic expression. The progression of the medium is traced through the work of Arthur Dove, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, etc.