Pen to paper : artists' handwritten letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art / edited with an introduction by Mary Savig.

Archives of American Art, author.
First edition.
New York ; Washington, D.C. : Princeton Architectural Press, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution [2016]
207 pages ; 27 cm
Artists -- United States -- Autographs -- Catalogs.
Letters -- Catalogs.
Archives of American Art -- Catalogs.
Archives of American Art.
United States
"Even in our age of emails, texts, and tweets, there is a growing fascination with the simple act of putting pen to paper. Associations such as the International Association of Master Penmen and The Society for Italic Handwriting keep the traditions of calligraphy and penmanship alive, script typefaces continue to be bestsellers, and hand-drawn display type and packaging of all sorts are having their own renaissance. The Art of Handwriting builds on this interest, revealing how the simple act of writing a letter can be an artistic act. This correspondence from the collections of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art show that an artist might put pen to paper just as he or she would craft a line in a drawing. Brief essays from curators and art historians explore what can be learned from the handwriting of celebrated artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Isamu Noguchi, Willem de Kooning, Thomas Eakins, Sister Corita Kent, and many others. Each letter is accompanied by an archival image of the artist or an artwork that is described in relation to the handwriting. The Art of Handwriting provides a fresh way to think about artists and their creative work"-- Provided by publisher.
Introduction: The art of handwriting
Berenice Abbott
Ivan Albright
Oscar Bluemner
Charles Burchfield
Alexander Calder
Mary Cassatt
George Carlin
Frederic Edwin Church
Joseph Cornell
Hanne Darboven
Willem de Kooning
Beauford Delaney
Arthur G. Dove
Marcel Duchamp
Thomas Eakins
Howard Finster
Dan Flavin
Llyn Foulkes
John Haberle
Marsden Hartley
Martin Johnson Heade
Winslow Homer
Harriet Hosmer
Ray Johnson
Corita Kent
Sister Mary Paulita (Helen) Kerrigan, B.V.M.
Lee Krasner
Jacob Lawrence
Louis Lozowick
Grandma Moses
Robert Motherwell
Isamu Noguchi
Jim Nutt
Georgia O'Keeffe
Claes Oldenburg
Walter Pach
Maxfield Parrish
Guy Pène du Bois
Jackson Pollack
Abraham Rattner
Ad Reinhardt
M.C. Richards
Eero Saarinen
John Singer Sargent
John Sloan
Robert Smithson
Saul Steinberg
Alfred Stieglitz
Henry Ossawa Tanner
Lenore Tawney
Cy Twombly
Max Weber
H.C. Westermann
Edward Weston
James McNeill Whistler
Grant Wood.
Includes bibliographical references.
Savig, Mary, editor.
9781616894627 (hardcover)
1616894628 (hardcover)
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