Adolf Dehn: Midcentury Manhattan


Adolf Dehn: Midcentury Manhattan


Author: Philip Eliasoph


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Book Description: Adolf Dehn (1895–1968), an American lithographer and watercolorist, captured the golden age of Manhattan in images that reflect the spirit, pulse, and unique tonalities of the city he made his home. Moving adeptly between the mediums of lithography, drawing, and painting, his expert renderings of the city’s burlesque theaters and Harlem nightclubs, extraordinary skyline, teeming harbor, and the bucolic refuge of Central Park, attest to the skill of this exceptional, adventurous, and intrepid artist. The Artist Book Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of this important monograph on a uniquely American artist that includes an extensively researched essay by Philip Eliasoph, PhD, an art historian in Fairfield University’s Visual & Performing Arts department and the author of numerous scholarly books, catalogues, articles, and reviews. In 2016, Eliasoph designed and authored the Arts & Visual Culture blog for the New York Times. He is also an elected member of the Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art, UNESCO’s art critic organization based in Paris. Henry Adams contributed an illuminating foreword. Adams is the Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and the author of 14 art-related books and catalogues, as well as hundreds of articles on art and artists. He has also served as the curator of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art. This is a book for lovers of New York City and beyond that celebrates a prolific artist and his fascination for the metropolis with a fresh, new appreciation of its culture, commerce, urban design, and the eternal romance of art.



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Eliasoph, Philip (2017). Adolf Dehn: Midcentury Manhattan. New York: The Artist Book Foundation.


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Adolf Dehn: Midcentury Manhattan