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Campbell, Susan. The American West; people, places, and ideas.

Western Press Edge (126 Candelario St., Santa Fe, NM 87501). 159p. illus. notes. bibliog. c2001. 1-889921-13-0. $24.95. JSA

The Rockwell Museum of Art in Corning, New York, was founded in 1976 and totally reconfigured in 2001 as the Rockwell Museum of Western Art. This beautifully designed and well-written catalogue attempts to present to the public its substantial collection of American art created in or inspired by the saga of the American West. Paging through the catalogue is like walking through the museum; each chapter (or room) has a focus ("Cowboys," "Indians," "Buffalo") and pictures of the requisite Remingtons and Catlins with accompanying quotations and explanations. What can surprise and intrigue the reader, however, are the works of modern artists (Andy Warhol's "Geronimo") and the catalogue's final section, "The Indian as Artist." The catalogue also includes a bibliography for each chapter and a short biography of each artist represented. Patricia A. Moore, Brookline. MA
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Author:Moore, Patricia A.
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Date:Jan 1, 2002
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