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Once Upon a Time in Italy . . . The Westerns of Sergio Leone
The accompanying publication to the exhibition, this is the first illustrated book to focus on Leone's Westerns, illuminating his visual style. Augmenting the text are a wealth of visual materials, as well as interviews with Leone, Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef, Bernardo Bertolucci, composer Ennio Morricone, designer Carlo Simi, and others. Introduction by exhibition cocurator Estella Chung, Associate Curator of Popular Culture at the Autry.
Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America’s First National Park
Peter H. Hassrick
Copublished with University of Washington Press, 2002
Hassrick provides a fascinating and richly illustrated account of the artists—such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, Frederic Remington, and Louis Comfort Tiffany—who traveled to Yellowstone and were inspired by its wonders. This volume accompanies an Autry exhibition of the same title, which opened September 9, 2004.
How the West Was Worn
Holly George-Warren and Michelle Freedman
Copublished with Harry N. Abrams, 2001
This book traces the history of Western wear from the 1830s to the present. It was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title shown at the Autry National Center from October 20, 2001, through January 21, 2002.
Jewish Life in the American West: Perspectives on Migration, Settlement, and Community
edited by Ava F. Kahn
Distributed by University of Washington Press, 2002
This volume, published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Autry June 21, 2002, to January 20, 2003, focuses on Jewish settlement in the American West during the era of the Great Migration from the 1840s to the 1920s.
Western Amerykański: Polish Poster Art and the Western
edited by Kevin Mulroy
copublished with University of Washington Press, 1999
Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title held at the Autry in the fall of 1999, this volume examines how Polish poster artists publicized and made political use of American Western films..
Seeking El Dorado: African Americans in California
Edited by Lawrence B. de Graaf, Kevin Mulroy, and Quintard Taylor
Copublished with University of Washington Press, 2001
This groundbreaking book of 14 essays traces the history of African Americans in California from the 18th century to the present.
Place as Purpose: Poetry From the Western States
Edited by Martha Ronk and Paul Vangelisti
Copublished with Sun and Moon Press, distributed by Consortium, 2002
This anthology of contemporary poetry written in the West was published expressly to accompany an October 10–12, 2002 festival held jointly at the Autry National Center, Occidental College, and Otis College of Art and Design.
Brian W. Dippie
Distributed by University of Washington Press, 1998
This book explores the mythical and factual West through the art, artifacts, and objects in the Autry National Center’s collection.
Culture y Cultura: Consequences of the U.S.-Mexican War, 1846–1848
Iris H. W. Engstrand, Richard Griswold del Castillo, and Elena Poniatowska
Copublished with Texas A&M University Press, 1998
Saddlemaker to the Stars: The Leather and Silver Art of Edward H. Bohlin
James H. Nottage
Distributed by University of Washington Press, 1996
Independent Spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890–1945
Edited by Patricia Trenton
Copublished with University of California Press, 1995
Masters 2004 Catalog / 2004 Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale
Contains brief biographies of the event’s participating artists and color reproductions of their work.
Masters 2003 Catalog / 2003 Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale
Contains brief biographies of event’s participating artists and color reproductions of their work.