When what to my wondering eyes . . . The Art of Christmas
When what to my wondering eyes should appear? Well, old St. Nick of course. This seminal West Coast exhibit of art, posters, photographs, books, literature, and ephemera from the collection of George Meredith are illustrated and discussed in this historical overview that celebrates both the season and the cultural context of Christmas. Great selections of rare works by authors like Charles Dickens, Robert Frost, John Berryman, Rockwell Kent, L. Frank Baum, William Joyce, Paul Auster, Katherine Anne Porter, Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, Edmund Wilson, Kenneth Patchen, Christopher Morley, John Steinbeck, William Saroyan, Truman Capote, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Richard Wilbur, Edgar Allan Poe, Fynes Moryson, and Thomas Mann. Rare vintage illustrations by W.W. Denslow, Edward Penfield, Thomas Nast, William Bradley, Louis Rhead, Harvey Ellis, Maxfield Parrish, Harrison Fisher, Ray Greenleaf, Norman Rockwell, Joseph Leyendecker, William Cotton, Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg, Helen Sewell, and Kate Greenway. Also, photography by Weegee, Underwood and Underwood, Herbert Bayer, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Aaron Siskind, and William Wegman. Essay by George Meredith.
88 pages, Softcover, 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 1997