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Material Georgia 1733 – 1900: Two Decades of Scholarship

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240 pages; $60 (hardcover)

ISBN: 978-194665711-4

Publishing Date: December 2019

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Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi

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160 pages; $40 (hardcover)

ISBN: 978-1946657107

Publishing Date: August 2019

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Richard Hunt: Synthesis

Publishing Date: October 2018

120 pages; $40

ISBN: 978-1946657091

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Vernacular Modernism: The Photography of Doris Ulmann

This is the first complete retrospective of the work of photographer Doris Ulmann (1882 – 1934), treating the full scope of her production, including her early pictorialist photographs, her studio portrait production, her focus on the rural craftsmen and women of Appalachia and her work on the African American and Gullah communities of coastal South Carolina and Georgia.

Ulmann created studio portraits in her native New York of literary and artistic celebrities but also traveled to Appalachia, the rural South and the Gullah coastal region to photograph locals and their crafts. Because of her variety of subjects, her work is difficult to categorize, but it has elements of pictorialism (fine art photography that often blurred its subjects to emphasize atmosphere) and documentary photography. It focuses on preservation of the American past and shows an interest in some of modernism’s concerns: a priority on form, sharper tonal contrast and quality of line, and unmanipulated prints.

Publishing Date: August 2018

200 pages; $50

ISBN: 978-1946657084

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Bloom Where You're Planted: The Collection of Deen Day Sanders

This catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same name, on view at the Georgia Museum of Art from May 19 to July 29, 2018. Drawn from one of the most important Georgia-based collections of American art, the catalogue features furniture and porcelain as well as paintings in a unique opportunity to see the exceptional collection from Bellmere, the home of Jim and Deen Day Sanders. Essays discuss a wide range of topics including the American West, depictions of reading in late 19th and early 20th century portraiture, creating a home out of the best decorative arts, and interpretations of Florida flora and fauna in an Ernest Lawson painting. The authors of this collection are diverse and include conservation botanist Linda Chafin, State Botanical Garden of Georgia special events coordinator Connie Cottingham, curator of decorative arts Dale L. Couch, director William U. Eiland, curator of American art Sarah Kate Gillespie, associate professor of language and literacy education Jennifer Graff, curator of American paintings Donald D. Keyes, associate professor of history Akela Reason, graduate student Courtney Shimek, and former president of the Friends of the State Botanical Garden Mike Sikes.

Publishing Date: May 2018

136 pages; $50 (hardcover)

ISBN: 978-1946657077

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Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill was a multitalented artist who was a Renaissance man of the abstract. Neither cubist, futurist, minimalist, abstractionist, or constructivist, he was all at once. This book and the exhibition it accompanies (on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia January 6 March 19, 2018) constitute a survey of his career, from printmaker to painter, from pulp-paper pioneer to lyrical wall constructions. Hill s biographer Susan Larsen referred to his effortless fluency of craft, from which his distinctive visual vocabulary takes voice and which these works demonstrate. William U. Eiland is the curator of the exhibition, the author of this book, and the director of the Georgia Museum of Art.

Publishing Date: April 2018

124 pages; $40 (softcover)

ISBN: 978-1946657060

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Folk and Folks: Variations on the Vernacular: The 8th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts

This volume includes the following papers delivered at the 8th Henry D. Green Symposium of the Decorative Arts, held Feb. 1-3, 2016: The Story of Southern, in Pictures by Robert M. Hicklin Jr.; The Illusive Miss Cox: A Search for the Identity of a Clarke County Portrait by Laura Pass Barry; Woman in a Man's World: Louise DuBose and the Battleship Georgia Silver by Deborah Prosser; Starrs and Stripes: Georgia Silver and Southern Filibusters by Caroline G. Rainey; John Abbot: Early Georgia s Naturalist Artist by Beth Fowkes Tobin; 'Received . . . in a Most Friendly Manner': Moravians in Georgia by Johanna Metzgar Brown; Mary Jane Smithey's Memorial Embroidery by Kathleen Staples; The Creolized Kitchen: Interpreting the Life of a Catawba Indian-Made Pan from Urban Charleston, 1800 1830 by Kelly Sharp; A Masked Tradition: British Porcelain and Georgia Folk Pottery by Joseph D. Litts; Wedding Jug or Flower Vase: A Stoneware Vessel Explored by Suzanne Findlen Hood; Religion, Land, and Cultural Tradition: Johannes Spitler of the Shenandoah Valley, 1790 1809 by Elizabeth A. Davison; 'The Tree of Life, My Soul Hath Seen : Painted Dower Chests in Walton County, Georgia by Sumpter Priddy III; Under Continental Influences: Current Research into the Long-Block Group of Georgia Furniture by Dale L. Couch and Joseph D. Litts; as well as a foreword by museum director William Underwood Eiland and acknowledgments and a focus on a recent acqusition by Dale L. Couch, curator, Henry D. Green Center for the Study of the Decorative Arts. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Publishing Date: February 2018

216 pages; $30 (softcover)

ISBN: 978-1946657053

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Crafting History: Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia

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Publishing Date: February 2018

372 pages; $40

ISBN: 978-1946657046

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Louise Blair Daura: A Virginian in Paris

Publishing Date: September 2017

364 pages; $60

ISBN: 978-1-946657-02-2

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Modern Living: Gio Ponti and the Twentieth-Century Aesthetics of Design