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Alex Katz at Colby College

Alex Katz at Colby College

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With an essay by John Russell, this catalogue was published on the occasion of the inaugural exhibition of Alex Katz at Colby College in the Paul J. Schupf Wing of the museum in 1996. 66 works are illustrated. Paperback.

Appreciation of Edwin Arlington Robinson

Appreciation of Edwin Arlington Robinson

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Published by Colby College Press in 1969 for the 100th anniversary of the birth of Edwin Arlington Robinson, here are 28 interpretive essays edited by Richard Cary. Hardcover. 356 pages.

Art at Colby: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Colby College Museum of Art

Art at Colby: Celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Colby College Museum of Art

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With more than 170 artworks and commissioned texts, including original poems, by 98 writers and artists--such as Barbara Haskell, Bill Berkson, Carol Troyen, Michael Leja, Rachael Ziady DeLue, Geoffrey Batchen, Sanford Schwartz, Anne M. Wagner, Ron Padgett, Irving Sandler and Lydia Yee--Art at Colby highlights artworks that represent the full scope of the museum's superb holdings. The works span the entire history of American art (with a particularly fine selection of painting from New York since 1960), and also include examples of European and Asian works. Texts by a range of writers--scholars, curators, critics and artists--are paired with gorgeous reproductions of pieces from the collection: James Cuno on Henri Fantin-Latour, for instance, Rackstraw Downes on John Marin, Alex Katz on Winslow Homer and Richard Hell on Joe Brainard.

With more than 170 artworks and commissioned texts, including original poems, by 98 writers and artists -- such as Barbara Haskell, Bill Berkson, Carol Troyen, Michael Leja, Rachael Ziady DeLue, Geoffrey Batchen, Sanford Schwartz, Anne M. Wagner, Ron Padgett, Irving Sandler and Lydia Yee -- Art at Colby highlights artworks that represent the full scope of the museum's superb holdings. The works span the entire history of American art (with a particularly fine selection of painting from New York since 1960), and also include examples of European and Asian works. Texts by a range of writers -- scholars, curators, critics and artists -- are paired with gorgeous reproductions of pieces from the collection: James Cuno on Henri Fantin-Latour, for instance, Rackstraw Downes on John Marin, Alex Katz on Winslow Homer and Richard Hell on Joe Brainard. Hardcover.

Colby Coloring & Activity Book

Colby Coloring & Activity Book

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Our Colby Coloring and Activity Book features 18 coloring pages, a Colby word search, a section for tic-tac-toe, and Colby trivia. Each illustration was custom drawn by local artist Lizzie Kane. 

Coloring pages include: President David Greene, Miller Library, The Sloop Hero Weathervane, The Gordon Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Runnals, Johnson Pond, a moose and baby, Lorimer Chapel, Commencement, The Colby College Museum of Art as seen from Mayflower Hill Drive (and, later, Bixler Walk) The Colby Mule Sculpture, The Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center, a reunion parade, Allen Island, COOT, a chickadee on the Colby Green, and Runnals Walk. 
 
Suitable for children and adults. Printed on cardstock. Approximately 8-1/2 by 11 inches. Made in USA. 
 
 
Dam Committee

Dam Committee

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Snuggled between two fine lakes, the quaint Maine village of Belfry gets by on its own good looks and the free-flapping wallets of annoying summer tourists. Here, locals struggle to learn far more about each other than is necessary and face all things new with great caution. The formula works fine for everyday life, but not for a murder under their very noses, and certainly not for a sudden deluge of folding money.
Early Reception of Edwin Arlington Robinson

Early Reception of Edwin Arlington Robinson

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From The Torrent and The Night Before (1896) to the posthumous King Jasper (1935), Edwin Arlington Robinson published a score of new volumes of poetry. For the first twenty years he was rebuffed by editors, distained by critics, and virtually ignored by the public. With the appearance of The Man Against the Sky in 1916 he vaulted to a zenith of regard, and held his place to the day he died. 

The consensus of recent literary criticism favors Robinson's work in the earlier period as his finer accomplishment. The question therefore persists: Why, when he was producing his best poems, was Robinson overlooked and underrated? Any effort to resolve this anomaly must take into account the recorded opinions of contemporary critics and the impact they ostensibly conveyed. 

To that end is gathered in this volume every known review, interview and essay pertaining to Robinson which was published between 1896 and 1916, excluding appraisals of his two plays... To add to its value as a source book, Cary has recreated the physical and psychological ambience of the times in nine introductory chapters. Hardcover. 321 pages. 

History of Colby College

History of Colby College

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The present history seeks to portray the development of the College against the background of the changing times. Marriner (class of 1913) travels through all the history of Colby College, going into great detail in this large volume as he portrays the changes occuring in the world as Colby College grows into a fine institution.

More Dam Trouble

More Dam Trouble

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Earl's latest caper set in small-town Belfry Village, Maine. A wonderful three-plotted tale that you are going to love.
Strider Years

Strider Years

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Beloved Colby historian Ernest Cummings Marriner '13 documents Robert E. Lee Strider's nineteen years as president of Colby College. Marriner is also the author of the definitive History of Colby, which covers the period up to the Strider presidency.

Thomas Hardy's Correspondence at Max Gate

Thomas Hardy's Correspondence at Max Gate

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Since the death of Thomas Hardy in 1928, literary biographers and other avid Hardy readers have desired access to the huge cache of letters preserved by Hardy at his estate, Max Gate. In the absence of reliable information, inaccurate reports about the number and content of these letters have been circulated. With the publication of this volume, conjecture may cease. Hardcover. 238 pages. 

Water Village: The Story of Waterville Maine

Water Village: The Story of Waterville Maine

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The story of Waterville and its surrounds is one of astonishingly rapid growth and prosperity. The city flourished on the wave of the Second Industrial Revolution. Its ever-multiplying mills drew workers from around the world, and its streets were filled with merchants of every kind. 

The boom, of course, could not last, and before the end of the 20th century Waterville had barely anything to do with the water at all. The once-thriving industries were all gone, and the proud river city, like so many others in the north, began a long struggle to reinvent itself and recover its missing pride. Hardcover. 213 pages. 
With the Help of Friends: The Colby College Museum of Art, The First Fifty Years, 1959 - 2009

With the Help of Friends: The Colby College Museum of Art, The First Fifty Years, 1959 - 2009

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College Historian Earl H. Smith tracks the growth of the museum, focusing more on people than on the art they helped collect. The names are familiar: Lunder, Cummings, Abbott, Katz, Schupf, Strider and Cotter, among others. Smith reveals their roles in the museum's evolution from the early years, when a collection of primitive portraits hung in Foss dining hall, to the present, when the gift of the Lunder Collection made national news. Supporters of the museum have created "a most remarkable masterpiece indeed."

Elijah Parish Lovejoy: A Rememberance

Elijah Parish Lovejoy: A Rememberance

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A martyr of free speech and freedom of the press, Elijah Parish Lovejoy was Colby's valedictorian in 1826, As a minister, editor, and ardent abolitionist, Lovejoy swore his "eternal opposition to slavery." He was murdered by a pro-slavery mob in 1837 at the site of his abolitionist newspaper. Hardcover letterpress book.

On campus, Colby's Lovejoy building is named in his honor, and the hearthstone from his home in Albion, Maine by the flagpole on the center campus.