Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views

Lauren P. Della Monica

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This book explores American landscape painting today, its relevance in the contemporary art world, and its historic roots. This volume profiles sixty individual living artists whose contributions distinguish important aspects of the genre and address land use, nature appreciation, and ecology through landscape painting. Encompassing every style from traditional realism (with a contemporary edge) to abstraction and non-objectivity, these contemporary artists range from today's art stars to emerging or regionally recognized talent in the eastern, western, and southwestern regions of the nation. An additional chapter addresses urban landscapes nationally. The range of styles and reputations presented creates an encompassing survey of the trends and enduring elements in this genre of painting and the art market today.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 206 color photos | Index | 272 pp
ISBN13: 9780764343582

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Lauren Pheeney Della Monica is a New York-based art writer and art consultant specializing in advising private clients on building art collections through the acquisition and sale of works of fine art.