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A Unique Slant of Light
The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana

Edited By Michael Sartisky
and J. Richard Gruber
and J. Richard Gruber

Associate Editor John R. Kemp

375 pages (approx.), 9 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches, 300 color illustrations, foreword, introduction, bibliography, index of artists

978-1-61703-690-3 Cloth $120.00t

Cloth, $120.00


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A lushly illustrated celebration of two centuries of creative work from Louisiana

A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana is a handsome, unprecedented, commemorative hardcover edition limited to 3,000 copies. This large-format volume encompasses 375 color pages featuring approximately 275 artists and photographers. For art collectors and enthusiasts, for followers of Louisiana history, and for keepers of Louisiana pride, this dazzling book is testimony to the state's vibrant artistic culture.

Coeditors are Michael Sartisky, PhD, president of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and J. Richard Gruber, PhD, director emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; John R. Kemp, former deputy director of the LEH, is serving as associate editor. Written by scholars from around the country, the entries include all genres (painting, sculpture, photography, folk art, decorative art, furniture) and periods, from colonial to contemporary. Private collections and major archives such as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Louisiana State Museum, the Historic New Orleans Collection, and the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, among others, contribute a comprehensive library of images.

Every entry in the book will be linked to fully articulated entries on each artist and genre in KnowLA: The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture (www.knowla.org), which also will have the capacity to include a much more extensive image gallery for each artist and genre.

Michael Sartisky, New Orleans, Louisiana, is the president of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. J. Richard Gruber, Asheville, North Carolina, is director emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. John R. Kemp, Diamondhead, Mississippi, is deputy director emeritus of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

375 pages (approx.), 9 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches, 300 color illustrations, foreword, introduction, bibliography, index of artists