By Donna Tennant
Latin American Art in the 20th Century
Edited by Edward J. Sullivan
This is not your usual survey. When Edward J. Sullivan, professor of art at New York University, was invited to write a history of 20th-century Latin American art, he declined. Instead, seeking a truly Latin American viewpoint, he invited art historians from various countries to write essays on the art in their areas, which include Mexico, Central American, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. Although the book focuses on painting, some sculptures, prints and installations are covered. The plentiful color illustrations make this hefty volume a good candidate for your coffee table.
1996 Phaidon Press, London, 352 pages, 310 illustrations, 300 in color, $69.95 hardbound.
1997 Traveler’s Guide to Art Museum Exhibitions
Edited by Susan S. Rappaport
Now in its ninth edition, this pocket-size handbook lists upcoming exhibitions at more than 125 museums worldwide. Arranged geographically, the listings include collection highlights, admission fees, hours, tours and availability of food. The focus is on the United States, but major museums in Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan are included.
1997 Museum Guide Publications, 272 pages, 150 black-and-white illustrations, $12.95 softbound.
Weekends for Two In the Southwest
By Bill Gleeson
What’s the formula for a romantic getaway? How about a weekend in an historic inn, rustic lodge or bed and breakfast, just a short drive from some of the best art galleries and museums in the Southwest. This book describes 50 such places scattered throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. Excellent photographs by Cary Hazlegrove preview each destination. Background information, room rates and directions are included. This series also includes books on Northern and Southern California, the Pacific Northwest and New England.
1997 Chronicle Books, 120 pages, 150 color illustrations, $16.95 softbound.
Featured in April 1997