“By describing her own journey, Chicago offers an unglamorous view of the life of an artist who became famous as well as infamous . . .”
“The real sadness might have been if Disney had not nurtured his imagination because, as George Bernard Shaw tells us, ‘Imagination is the beginning of creation.’ In this case, it was the b
“For the love of Notre-Dame, this is the book you want.”
The publication of this book coincides with an exhibit of the work of Lina Bo Bardi at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, Spain.
Francoise Gilot was just 21 when she met Pablo Picasso, four decades her senior.
"Becoming Michelangelo successfully tells of an epic story of an artist through the experiences of the author/artist . . ."
Todd McLellan must be the most painstakingly patient still-life photographer in the world.
“Without institutionalized American racism, Withers would never have become involved with racial espionage. But he still would have been a great photographer.”
It’s hard to imagine how a relatively short time span could have a far reaching artistic or historic impact. But the fact is that this phenomenon is quite common in our modern art era.
"Martin Kemp takes us on this great personal journey of adventure in exploring the art of Leonardo, and we are so much the better for it."
Reviewers can’t seem to get enough of Middleton’s Double Vision.
The crescendo for Duncan Hannah’s Twentieth-Century Boy takes place in February 1976, more than 100 pages before the end, and four years before the legendary 1980 Times Square Show when hi
Carrie Boretz’s Street is not just another collection of New York City photographs.
" . . . new light on the diversity of Wright’s creative genius as a socially conscious architect, planner, and inventor."
Every generation spawns a handful of academics who become public intellectual rock stars resonating across a broad swath of social concerns far beyond their specific specializations.
“A corrective look at Leonardo’s first 27 professional years when he was snubbed, struggled, and departed Florence thwarted and penniless.”
". . . the author has cast her net too wide . . ."
"are buildings extensions of us . . . or are we extensions of them?"
“They paved paradise and they put up a parking lot.”—Joni Mitchell, 1970
“Beyond New York, the High Line has gone viral. From Seoul to Mexico City, cities worldwide have rushed to turn obsolete infrastructure into public space.”
Gerard Koeppel's City on a Grid: How New York Became New York is a fascinating and curious story that takes us back through time to the early beginnings of the city called Nieuw Amsterdam
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“In sum, Radical Cities offers a rich buffet of inspiring sketches of imaginative approaches to improving quality of life in more livable settlements.
Sometimes “woulda, coulda, shoulda” reflections of what might have been concern the most trivial of topics, while on other occasions these reflections concern the most momentous, even majestic of d
“. . . a valuable textbook that has arrived in the nick of time.”