Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War
by By (artist) Don Troiani - By The Museum of the American Revolution
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Pub Date 14 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 22 Oct 2021
Rowman & Littlefield, Stackpole Books
Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, catalog for the exhibit of Troiani’s work at the Museum of the American Revolution, highlights pivotal events of America’s fight for independence. For the first time in a museum, this special exhibition brings together Troiani’s original Revolutionary War paintings and pairs them with artifacts from the Museum and private collections.
Don Troiani is well known for his extremely accurate historical and military paintings, scenes of great characters and grand action that have defined America's military heritage. An expert researcher with an extensive library and impressive private artifact study collections of Civil War, War of 1812, Revolutionary War, and World War II uniforms, equipage, insignia, and weapons, he has served as a consultant on films, including Cold Mountain and Night at the Museum 3, and television programs. His work has appeared in many publications and is represented in the collections of numerous museums, including the Smithsonian's Museum of History and Technology, the U.S. Marine Corps Museum, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. His ten books published over the last twenty-five years and still in print have sold more than 200,000 copies. He lives in Southbury, Connecticut.
The Museum of the American Revolution, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. For more information, visit https://www.amrevmuseum.org/exhibits/liberty-or-death-don-troiani-s-paintings-of-the-revolutionary-war
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Average rating from 5 members
As a history buff I was really looking forward to reading this book. I was amazed at the beautiful paintings and riveting story told about the Revolutionary War. Both for historical context and from a view point of a lover of art, this book fulfils all aspects. I would definitely recommend this book. I received an e-book from NetGalley in return for an unbiased review. Thank you NetGalley!
What an excellent companion to what I'm sure will be an amazing exhibit! It will be a wonderful take-home for those fortunate enough to visit, and a great taste of the exhibit for those who won't be able to make it. The art is beautifully presented and so very detailed and vivid, but what's really neat is that there are pretty much 4 separate threads in this book and each one is as interesting as the last. Not only is it a display of Troiani's art, it's also a wonderfully-told Revolutionary War history, an exhibit of war artifacts, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the artist's process. The history lessons are imparted as compelling and personal stories rather than dry recitations of facts, so it's very easy to connect and learn from this book. Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
This is a well done book with the excellent paintings of the Revolutionary War depicting different battles and individual uniforms worn by both sides. The author took great care if finding artifacts to accurately show them in his paintings along with visiting the various sites at the same time of the year as when they took place and making sketches using the same light as when the event happened. The descriptions of the battles are an overview of the actual conflict, but the author describes the detail and care taken with each painting. I received a free Kindle copy of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher with the understanding that I would post a review on Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook and my nonfiction book review blog.
What happens when you combine art and history? You get this beautifully informative story of the Revolutionary War. There are so many nuggets of information to digest: battles, locations, weapons, types of soldiers. I learned so many things and was compelled to keep turning pages because the images and colors were so captivating. I found myself just staring at some of the images, trying to take in all the details and imagining what each person was experiencing. This would be an excellent addition to any classroom, library, or home shelf. Don Troiani is a truly gifted artist. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own, freely given.