Edwin Howland Blashfield (Hardcover)

Master American Muralist (Classical America Series in Art and Architecture)

By Mina Rieur Weiner (Editor)

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393732818, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

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The first book in decades to focus on the renowned muralist, this covers the artist as defender of the classical tradition, surveys his artistic production, observes the works from a conservator's perspective, and discusses his legacy. It references Blashfield's writing and leadership of numerous cultural organizations, as well as his paintings, in examining his efforts to codify the professional relationship between architects and artists and promote the blending of classic principles with American symbolism, history and contemporary realities.