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A. Hyatt Mayor: Selected Writings and a Bibliography

A. Hyatt Mayor: Selected Writings and a Bibliography

Mayor, A. Hyatt, with a foreword by Janet S. Byrne, Colta Ives, and Mary L. Myers
200 pages
18 illustrations
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Janet S. Byrne, Colta Ives, Mary L. Myers, A. Hyatt Mayor, Lincoln Kirstein

Selected Writings

American Letter 1931

Translation 1931

Excerpts from Goya's "Disasters of War" 1936

A Gift of Prints 1937

Carpentry and Candlelight in the Theater 1943

The Photographic Eye 1946

Renaissance Pamphleteers: Savonarola and Luther 1947

Change and Permanence in Men's Clothes 1950

Alive, Alive, O 1953

Does Your Art Collection Express Your Community? 1963

Artists as Anatomists 1964

How to Bake an Exhibition 1964

The Old Man Mad About Painting 1966

A Truth or Two About Art History 1977

Excerpts from An Interview with A. Hyatt Mayor, conducted by Paul Cummings


Multiple artists/makers
March 8, 1494
A Peep at Christies;–or–Tally-ho & his Nimeny-pimeney taking the Morning Lounge, James Gillray  British, Hand-colored etching and aquatint
Multiple artists/makers
September 24, 1796
Saint Jerome in His Study, Albrecht Dürer  German, Engraving
Albrecht Dürer
Plate 26  from "The Disasters of War" (Los Desastres de la Guerra): 'One can't look' (No se puede mirar), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished lavis, drypoint, burin
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
1810 (published 1863)
Multiple artists/makers
1545, 1547
Underweysung der Messung (Nuremberg, 1538), Albrecht Dürer  German, Woodcuts
Albrecht Dürer
Albrecht Dürer
1538, 1527, 1532
Methode pour apprendre le Dessein..., Charles Antoine Jombert  French
Multiple artists/makers
[Man Walking, "Stroboscopic" Photograph], Thomas Eakins  American, Gelatin silver print
Thomas Eakins
1880s, printed 1930s–40s
Predica del arte del bene morire (sermon on the art of dying well), Girolamo Savonarola  Italian, Printed book with 4 woodcut illustrations
Girolamo Savonarola
Antonio Tubini
ca. 1502
Libro de Geometría, Práctica y Traça, Juan de Alcega  Spanish, plates: woodcut
Multiple artists/makers
Multiple artists/makers
Battle of the Nude Men, Antonio Pollaiuolo  Italian, Engraving
Antonio Pollaiuolo
ca. 1470–90
Artists Examining the Work of a Rival (Artistes en train d'examiner le tableau d'un rival), from Le Public du Salon, published in "Le Charivari", Honoré Daumier  French, Lithograph; second state of two (Delteil)
Multiple artists/makers
May 14, 1852
Registrum huius Operis libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi, Hartmann Schedel  German, Woodcut
Multiple artists/makers
July 12, 1493

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———. 1983. A. Hyatt Mayor: Selected Writings and a Bibliography. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art.