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Books & Catalogs /
2007—2005

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LegacyLegacy: Spain and the United States in the Age of Independence, 1763-1848

by Carolyn Kinder Carr et al. (National Portrait Gallery, Sociedad Estatal para la Acción Cultural Exterior de España, Smithsonian Latino Center, and Fundación Consejo España–Estados Unidos, 2007), hardcover, 9 ¾ x 13 ¼ in.; 284 pp., $55.99

Legacy highlights the relationship between Spain and the United States over an eight-five year period that was marked by transformative events in the Americas and Europe. This bilingual volume, containing twelve illustrated essays by noted scholars in the field, also contains seventy-two full-color illustrations of the objects in the exhibition—portraits, maps, documents, and treaties—that focus on moments of significant political and economic intersection between Spain and the United States.

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Faces of DiscordFaces of Discord
The Civil War Era at the National Portrait Gallery

edited by James G. Barber (Collins Reference, 2006), hardcover, 9 x 11 in.; 320 pp., $34.95

Compiled primarily from NPG’s collections, these portraits of the leading historical figures of this turbulent and transformative time include many of the best and most accurate representations of such legendary figures as Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, John S. Mosby, and George Armstrong Custer, and were painted, sculpted, and photographed by the foremost artists of the day.

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Portrait CompetitionThe Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006

with an essay by Dave Hickey (distributed by University of Washington Press, 2006), softcover,
5 x 8 ½ in.; 80 pp., $19.95

Selected by a jury of experts from more than 4,000 initial entries to the country’s first national portrait competition, the fifty-one finalists’ portraits provide clear evidence of the strength of portraiture in today’s world and signal NPG’s increased commitment to contemporary art.

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Portraiture Now Portraiture Now

(National Portrait Gallery, 2006), softcover, 8 x 8 in.; 28 pp., $7.95

This inaugural installation in a new exhibition series provides a cross-section of current innovations in portraiture, and features the work of five contemporary portrait artists: William Beckman, Dawoud Bey, Nina Levy, Jason Salavon, and Andres Serrano.

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temple of invention Temple of Invention
History of a National Landmark

by Charles J. Robertson (Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery, in association with Scala Publishers, 2006), softcover, 9 x 8 ¾ in.; 112 pp., $19.95

Robertson tells the history of our National Historic Landmark building, beginning with its construction as home of the U.S. Patent Office, its conversion to Civil War barracks and use as the site of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural ball, through the Smithsonian’s acquisition of the building and its grand reopening in 2006.

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