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Esmé Thompson
The Alchemy of Deisgn
Liz Quackenbush, contrib.; Marjorie Woods, contrib.; Katherine Hart, fwd.; Brian P. Kennedy, contrib.

Hood Museum of Art
2011 • 84 pp. 79 illus. 8 3/8 x 10 1/2"
Contemporary Art / Design / Art

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-944722-40-4

A monograph of the recent work of artist Esmé Thompson

This catalogue presents artist Esmé Thompson’s recent work in a variety of media: paintings, collages, drawings, and wall installations. Thompson, who is a professor of studio art at Dartmouth College, draws on a rich variety of sources including Renaissance portraits, Moroccan textiles, wall painting, ceramics, medieval illuminated manuscripts, biological illustrations, photographs, and the art of modern painters in creating her intricate and layered surfaces. Medieval studies scholar Marjorie Woods and artist and ceramicist Liz Quackenbush provide essays on the artist, written from their different perspectives. This catalogue is perfect for devotees of the rich heritage of pattern and design in cultures across the globe.

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LIZ QUACKENBUSH is associate professor of art, School of Visual Arts, Penn State College of Arts and Architecture. MARJORIE WOODS is professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Texas, Austin. BRIAN KENNEDY is director of the Toledo Museum of Art. KATHERINE HART is interim director of the Hood Museum of Art.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:05:47 -0500