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    Blistering Vision: Charles E. Burchfield's Sublime American Landscapes

    $ 65.00

    Blistering Vision: Charles E. Burchfield’s Sublime American Landscapes by Tullis Johnson with contributions from Lucy R. Lippard, Scott Propeack and Anthony Bannon is published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The 128 page book features more than 85 full color illustrations of paintings and drawings by Charles Burchfield.

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    Adele Cohen: A Life in the Arts

    By Robert S. Bertholf

    $ 14.95

    This 150 page book depicts the life and works of American artist Adele Cohen (1922-2002).  Cohen who was born and lived in Buffalo NY quickly created an abstract painting style that was rooted in expressionism, reflected her views on the human condition, and sought beauty in the dark side of life.  Buffalo in the 1950s and 1960s was a cutting-edge cultural environment that nurtured the talents of Adele Cohen and many other artists.

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    An Evening with Marilyn

    By: Douglas Kirkland

    $ 60.00

    Photographer/Author Douglas Kirkland, a series of spontaneous and flirtatious photos of Marilyn Monroe shot in one night, for Look Magazine’s 1961 25th Anniversary cover. The photos are accompanied by Douglas’s descriptions of the photo shoot. 

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    Charles Burchfield Paintings 1915- 1964

    By: Bridget Moore

    $ 30.00

     2005 Exhibition catalog from the DC Moore Gallery. Overview of Charles Burchfield's career starting with the earlier works of 1915 (the pivotal year that marked the beginning of his maturity as an artist) through 1964. Hard cover, 71 pages. 

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    Frozen Assets: The Beautiful Truth About Western New York’s Fourth Season

    By: Mark Donnelly

    $ 29.95

    Full page photography of Buffalo adorned in white and fun facts meant to debunk the exaggerations about Buffalo’s weather. Soft cover 116 pages.  

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    The Architecture of Painting

    By: The DC Moore Gallery

    $ 50.00

    Published by DC. Moore Gallery in 2009. The exhibition brought together Burchfield’s architectural paintings of houses from 1918 thru 1920. Hard cover, 112 pages. 

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    The Photo-Pictorialists of Buffalo

    By: Anthony Bannon

    $ 20.00

    Published for a traveling exhibit co-curated by the author and Douglas G. Schultz. In the early 1900’s, this body of work brought Buffalo, New York to the forefront of photographic circles in this country and abroad. Signed copies. Soft cover, 128 pages. 

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    Being There : Bruce Jackson, Photographs 1962-2012

    By: Scott Propeack, Anthony Bannon Ph.D., Tom Rankin and Bruce Jackson

    $ 20.00

    There are many photographers who are experts in the history and development of the field; Bruce Jackson is a scholar and a humanist who creates images as a connection between teaching and communicating a social activism. The tradition of the photo essay is long established and Jackson’s early work (photography, film and musical recordings) of the 1970’s – in work prisons of the south – is a part of that development. To the extent that it has become part of the Smithsonian’s Folkways recordings.

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    Charles E. Burchfield's Seasons Book

    By: Guy Davenport

    $ 24.95

    This book describes Burchfield's journals, his relationship to nature, music, literature and modernism. With 36 full color images, this makes for a great coffee table book.

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    Ecstatic Light

    By: D.C. Moore Gallery

    $ 25.00

    Catalog from the Charles Burchfield Ecstatic Light exhibition at the D.C. Moore Gallery this exhibit ran from April 25th – June 22, 2007. Soft cover 60 pages.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright: Windows of the Martin House

    Edited By Jack Quinan

    $ 9.95

    Published in conjuction with the FLW: Windows of the Darwin Martin House exhibition at Burchfield Penney Art Center, this catalog focuses on the windows as a "key to understanding Wright's unique approach to architectural space". 39 pages

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    Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield

    Curated by Robert Gober

    $ 49.95

    Published for touring Burchfield exhibit Heat Waves in a Swamp. Organized by the Hammer Museum and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Major watercolors from public & private collections are presented alongside letters, doodles & scrapbooks. Hardcover 182 pages

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    Lifecycles: The Charles E. Burchfield Collection

    Edited by Nancy Weekly

    $ 32.95

    This 347-page paperback explores the life and career of Charles Burchfield, paying specific attention to the many works that were donated to the Burchfield Penney Art Center by collector and friend Charles Rand Penney.

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    Portrait of Murdock Pemberton

    By Sally Pemberton

    $ 125.00

    Written by his grand daughter Sally, this work provides an intimate portrait of "The New Yorker's first art critic". It is a lavishly illustrated "scrapbook" of Pemberton's art collection and writtings. 408 pages.

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    Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels & Revolution

    Essays by: Anthony Bannon Ph.D, Edmund Cardoni and Don Metz

    $ 20.00

    Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels & Revolution is an in-depth career retrospective of the graphic works, iconic characters and recurring motifs of Manuel "Spain" Rodriguez, the Buffalo-born comic book artist. The book won a Gold Award as well as a Judge's Choice Award at the 2013 Addys in Buffalo, NY.

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    Steina: 1970-2000

    By Site Santa Fe Foundation

    $ 25.00

    This book covers 30 years of Steina Vasulka's work and how she's merged the genres of music, art and technology. 126 pages

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    Storyboard: The Sexual Politics of Jackie Felix

    Essays By A. Felix, Nancy Weekly, Sara Kellner and Richard Huntington

    $ 10.00

    Jackie Felix is recognized in the art world as a dynamic artist whose fearless artworks represent topical social issues, such as female identity, pop culture and sexual politics as illustrated in this 43 page catalog.

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    The Fine Art of Capturing Buffalo

    By: Mark Donnelly

    $ 29.95

    Dedicated to the citizens of Buffalo, “who have earned the right to be defined not by its weather but by its sense of community, its pluck, and its blindingly bright future.”  Soft cover, 120 pages

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    Alexander Levy: American Artist, Art Deco Painter

    Essays By: Scott Propeak, Albert Michaels, Ph.D., William Gerdts, Ph.D., Jack Foran and Bruce Fisher

    $ 45.00

    Born in Bonn, Germany in 1881, Alexander O. Levy’s profound talents established him as one of the most sought-after artists of the early twentieth century. He came to Buffalo in 1909, eventually working as an art director for the Larkin Company. Alexander Levy gained prominence as a painter whose work, featuring detailed lines and allegorical themes, epitomized the emergence of Art Deco. The artist was celebrated in solo exhibitions in Paris, London, New York City, Chicago and Buffalo. Since his death in 1947, however, there have been only two notable exhibitions of Levy’s work. Rediscover the legacy of this remarkable artist through Alexander Levy: American Artist, Art Deco Painter-an exhibition of renewal for an individual who should again be heralded for his work’s lasting virtuosity and beauty.

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    Barcelona

    By: Janelle Lynch

    $ 55.00

     Janelle Lynch is a large-format (8x10) photographic artist and writer based in New York City whose work has been widely exhibited and published, she was the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art CenterHer photographs of anthropomorphized trees, walls of litter-strewn vegetation, rocks and disintegrating leaves were all taken during a four-year stay in Barcelona between 2007 and 2011. Hardcover, 75 pages.

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    Bipolar Buffalo: A Mosaic of Minds Journey

    By Anthony Antek

    $ 15.00

    In 52 stories and 29 original works of art and photos this book of drama and humor interweaves the cultural history of Buffalo and Lackawanna with the personal challenges of growing up bipolar. 

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    Charles E. Burchfield's Journals A Poetry of Place

    Edited by J. Benjamin Townsend

    $ 150.00

    Charles Burchfield was always keeping a journal, this 737 page hardcover book explores his journals to explain the way he saw and experienced nature, as well as everyday life challenges. Completing the text are 41 color plates and 131 black and white illustrations.

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    Dreamscapes: Paintings By Renee Brown

    Introduction by: Anthony Bannon

    $ 50.00

    Renee Brown’s paintings, derived from dreams and from waking visions, demonstrate extraordinary diversity, highly-skilled execution, and breath-taking depth of feeling. Explore Renee’s painting in this beautiful 96 page hardcover book.

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    EXALTED NATURE: THE REAL AND FANTASTIC WORLD OF CHARLES BURCHFIELD

    Essays by: Nancy Weekly and Audrey Lewis

    $ 65.00

    The beautifully illustrated, 132-page catalogue contains essays by both Nancy Weekly, the world’s leading authority on the American artist Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967), and Audrey Lewis, the Brandywine’s Associate Curator. Lewis traces the origins of modernism in Burchfield’s work in comparison with American landscapists. Weekly researched the collegial relationship between Burchfield and Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), whose artistic family history is preserved and exhibited at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Although Burchfield was twenty-four years older, he and Wyeth interacted professionally on a number of occasions.

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    James Vullo: Deconstructing Urbania Exhibition Catalog

    Essay By Valerie Ann Leeds PhD

    $ 10.00

    Works from the 1930s and 40s, his focus frequently incorporated people and buildings in his home town of Buffalo.  See his work evolve into what would become his most recognizable artistic identity-cubist celebrations of the built environment. Includes 43 color plates.

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    Mortals+Immortals: 35th Year Celebration Anthology

    Edited By: David Lampe

    $ 20.00

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    This 181 page paperback book recognizes the significant contribution that poetics plays in the cultural life of Western New York. Featuring poems by:  John Logan, Ansie Baird, Carl Dennis, Leslie Fiedler, Irving Feldman, John Clarke, Mac Hammond, William Sylvester, Ann Goldsmith, Jan Murray, Raymond Federman, Robert Creeley, Emily Grosholz, Robert Lax, Charles Bernstein, Susan Howe and sketches by Harvey Breverman.

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    The Likeness of Being: Portraits by Philip Burke Book

    Published By: Burchfield Penney Art Center, Design By: White Bicycle

    $ 35.00

     This book was created in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name and takes an in depth look at Philip's career. Burke creates portraits—part caricature, part abstract expression—that vividly capture the essence of the person he's painting. His process begins with careful study of the landscape of the subject's face, sketching until he's gained an intimate understanding of the geometry and topography of the individual's unique features. Knowing how the person looks allows Burke the freedom to explore who they really are. That's when, as the artist describes it, the "dance" begins, resulting in lyrical explosions of color on canvas and bold pen strokes on paper. As faces warp and melt, the soul of the subject—from musicians to movie stars, from athletes to politicians, from family and friends to Burke himself—comes into view. The Likeness of Being brings together powerful portraits from throughout the artist's prolific career.

    Pre-sale orders will ship out the week of September 14th.