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2015 new books
Contemporary Wildlife Art
Cindy Ann Coldiron
• Contemporary works from 74 artists in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.S.
• Includes animal artwork in photography, stained glass, relief woodcarving, glass, and many more media
• Celebrates the respect, enthusiasm, and personal connection of the artists toward nature
Over 360 spectacular art pieces are accompanied by personal statements from 74 artists in this curated
selection of contemporary works. The artists, who come from across the United States, and from places
such as NewZealand, Australia, and the United Kingdom, all convey their respect, enthusiasm, and personal
connections to wildlife. A wide range of styles and media is covered including photography, glass, relief
woodcarving, mosaics, pastels, oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, bronzes, stoneware, terracotta and
porcelains, ink, graphite and colored pencil, digital illustration, felted sculpture and fabric collage, andmore.
Examples of wildlife presented are bears, birds, elephants, monkeys, pandas, tigers, foxes, wolves, owls, seals,
and even insects. This book is a great gift for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, interior designers, museums,
art collectors, art educators, and artists.
Cindy Ann Coldiron
is a recycled-glass artist and photographer who resides in Virginia. She hopes
that her interest in nature helps draw attention to the value of wildlife in our world.
Size: 11" x 8 1/2" • 361 color photos • 208 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4864-8 • hard cover • $39.99
Masters of Craft:
224 Artists in Fiber, Clay, Glass, Metal, and Wood: Portraits by Paul J. Smith
Paul J. Smith
• Captures 224 of the twentieth century’s top studio craft artists in 240 black-and-white portraits
• Reflects the 50-year perspective of Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus, Museum of Arts and Design
• Collectively illustrates 224 makers who share a belief in the importance of the handmade object
This collection of 240 photographs documents 224 of the 20th century’s top studio craft artists, makers
working in fiber, clay, glass, metal, and wood. The photographs are by Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus of the
Museumof Arts andDesign. Drawing on Smith’s career of over 50 years as an arts administrator and curator,
this book documents his extensive interest in meeting artists in their studios, as well as at conferences and
national and international events. By reflecting his firsthand experience of the changing currents in 20th-
century craft, this book is a uniquely personal record that captures an important aspect of the history of the
studio craft movement. These images, taken over a 30-year period, record and portray details of 224 artists.
Collectively the photographs illustratemakers who havemuch in common andwho are part of a community
that share friendships, interests, and a belief in the importance of the handmade object.
Paul J. Smith
, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, is a preeminent
authority on 20th-century craft and design. He was director of the museum of the American Craftsmen’s
Council (ACC) for 24 years.
Size: 9" x 12" • 240 b/w photos • 240 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4929-4 • hard cover • $50.00
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