For eleven years, Frank O'Hara worked a day job at the Museum of Modern Arts, writing poems during his lunch break.
Jackson Pollock was a janitor and painted a little on the side.
“In the new Long Island, the one yet undiscovered, the one just now being born, the boys and the girls of the future can look at this beautiful book and know that even ghost stories can hav
Leafing through any collection of Roger Ballen’s photographs is a bit like making love under a mirrored ceiling: none of it looks attractive, but it all feels terribly exciting.
“Bill Brandt, the work, is now just beginning to enjoy its second life.”
Every photograph has two lives: the one today and the one tomorrow.
At its heart, every major city is a collection of neighborhoods. This includes New York City. Jonathan Brand, a former census taker and ad agency copywriter, knew New York City well.
“Grazda’s images show a New York City before it erased entire neighborhoods for expensive shiny blandness.”
“Steve McCurry’s photographs speak to the human experience around the world with wit, compassion, and perspicacity blended with a brilliant photographic talent and an eye f
Incontrovertibly Philip Gefter did his homework when it came to writing about the lives, both professional and personal, of Richard Avedon.
“The Beatles’ legend only grows in stature every year until now it is one of the best-known stories in entertainment history. Anything that remotely touches them is gold.”
For three decades photographer Dana Gluckstein has been documenting the lives of indigenous nations.
“Gravity Is Stronger Here by Phyllis B. Dooney and Jardine Libaire acts both as a time capsule and a group portrait.
”Magnum Artists is a must-have for the libraries of art lovers and photography aficionados everywhere.”
“This is rich journey worth taking for anyone with an interest in Russia and Russian culture, and it matters not at all whether you have been to Russia or not.”
“Fashion is not always spelled out in capital letters.”
“Arlene Gottfried's photographs chronicle the excitement and everyday strangeness of a New York City long since forgotten.”
Studio 54: Night Magic serves as a catalog for an exhibit that took place at the Brooklyn Museum, which means that the parameters for assessing a book of this type within the genre differ
“Christopher Street by Mark Seliger is a magnificent volume of stunning photography and heartbreaking stories.
“Photography’s Last Century is an indispensable addition to one’s library.
“Jongmans is knowledgeable about art history and passionate about combining the issues of the past with those of the present and pulling them into our modern sphere.”
Jean Patchett was a ubiquitous part of the halcyon days of fashion in the ’50s.
There is no question that Jacques Henri Lartigue is one of the leading figures of 20th century photography.
This monograph is not a glossy coffee table chronicle of the works of Richard Avedon’s oeuvre of this period.
If you know who Tim Walker is and you are familiar with his body of work, then you have an inkling of what lies between the covers of this book, but if you are unfamiliar with the oeuvre of Tim Wal
“The combat photographers whose stories are told in this book occupy a unique place in the history of the war, both chronicling and participating in some of the major actions of the war whi
Louise Bourgeois: An Intimate Portrait is an art book in the way an antique rococo picture frame might be art.