Asian American Representational Art: suggested books


(above: Dong Kingman, Coastline, California, between 1935 and 1941, 15.7 x 22 inches, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)

Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art. Margo Machida, Vishakha Desai, and John Tchen (Asian Society Galleries, The New Press, New York, 1994)
Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970 Gordon H. Chang, Mark Dean Johnson, and Paul J. Karlstrom, editors (Stanford University Press, 2008). To view Artist Biographies, Introduction and other texts from the book please click here.
Asian/American/Modern Art: Shifting Currents, 1900-1970 Exhibition catalogue. Daniell Cornell and Mark Dean Johnson, editors (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and University of California Press, 2008)
Asian traditions/modern expressions: Asian American artists and abstraction, 1945-1970. Edited by Jeffrey Wechsler. (Harry N. Abrams, 1997).
Between Clouds of Memory: Akio Takamori, A Mid-Career Survey. Essays by: Peter Held, Edward Lebow, and Toyojiro Hida. Introduction by: Garth Clark. 156pp. 84 color plates, 19 b/w plates. Published by Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, 2005. ISBN: 0-9679547-8-9. Google Books says: "Catalog of an exhibition held at the Arizona State University Art Museum, Sept. 9, 2005-Jan. 14, 2006, and at other museums at later dates." (right: front cover of Between Clouds of Memory: Akio Takamori, A Mid-Career Survey. Image courtesy of Google Books)
Encyclopedia of Asian American artists. Kara Kelley Hallmark. (Greenwood Press, 2007)
Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art. Elaine H. Kim, Margo Machida, and Sharon Mizota, editors (University of California Press, 2003)
Leading the way: Asian American artists of the older generation. Photographic portraits and biographical sketches by Irene Poon ; [introduction by Paul Karlstrom ; foreword by Nanying Stella Wong ; historical essay by Lorraine Dong]. Poon, Irene (Gordon College, 2001)
One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now. Melissa Chiu, Karin Higa, Susette S. Min editors (Yale University Press, 2006)
Pursuing Wild Bamboo: Portraits of Asian American Artists. Zand Gee, Bob Hsiang, Crystal K.D. Huie, and Lenny Limjoco (Kearny Street Workshop Press, 1992)
They painted from their hearts: pioneer Asian American artists. Edited by Mayumi Tsutakawa. Directory of Asian American artists in Washington and Oregon (Wing Luke Asian Museum, University of Washington Press, 1994)
Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary. Margo Machida (Duke University Press [forthcoming], 2009)
Views from Asian California, 1920-1965: An Illustrated History. Michael D. Brown (Michael Brown, 1992)
Why Asia?: Essays on Contemporary Asian and Asian American Art. Alice Yang, Jonathan Hay, and Mimi Young (New York University Press, 1998)

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1/23/09: TFAO wishes to thank Annie Cheung, an undergraduate studying at Boston University, for providing titles of reference books in the above list.



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