Arts, Artists & Photographers

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Salvador Dali wasn’t the founder of Surrealism, the cultural movement that spread from Europe to the Americas in the 20thcentury. Andre Breton was the founding father.

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Reviewers can’t seem to get enough of Middleton’s Double Vision.

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"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."

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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

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Richard Avedon was the most famous fashion photographer in the world, but for much of his life struggled to be taken seriously as an art photographer.

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“this isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”

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In the Beat Generation tribe, Robert Frank was the odd man out.

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The way we conceive of art traditionally, and how it is intrinsically linked to drawing, design, and painting, owes its popularization, if not its origin, to Vasa

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Ink & Paint, The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation by Mindy Johnson corrects the misguided perception regarding women’s lack of contribution to the animation industry.

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“A corrective look at Leonardo’s first 27 professional years when he was snubbed, struggled, and departed Florence thwarted and penniless.”

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Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest does a wonderful job of presenting both the person of Roy De Forest and the artwork he created.

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“a remarkable job of taming a wealth of loony and preposterous Dalian information into a fun, well presented, and entirely manageable package.”

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In The Pen and the Brush, the versatile biographer Anka Muhlstein explores some of the complex and fascinating relationships that have existed between painters and novelists.

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William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) is a pivotal figure in the history of American art. He was a contemporary of James Whistler and John Singer Sargent.

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Journalist Tom Di Nardo started his career as a freelance critic at the Philadelphia Bulletin as a side gig to his day job and was later a longtime contributor the Philadelphia Daily N

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Ross King does an exemplary job of bringing Claude Monet back to life.”

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Rachel Corbett is editor of Modern Painter magazine and her arts coverage appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times.

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“an entirely convincing portrait of an entirely unconventional and brilliant individual.”

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Richard Bellamy was the 60s visionary who championed the new wave of American abstract expressionists and who had the first eye for pop-art, minimalism, and performance happenings in the fabled Gre

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Last year The New York Botanical Garden mounted an exhibit called “FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life.” Frida Kahlo’s Garden is the book written to accompany the exhibit.

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Hubert Robert may be the most famous artist you’ve never heard of.  A-list fans like Louis XVI, Catherine the Great, and Voltaire clamored for his poetic views of architectural ruins.

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This is the second in a series of books profiling Magnum photographers, the powerhouse that probably changed photography and photographers forever.

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Call it an appreciation, a gathering, a do-it-yourself biography, what this amounts to is an authentic tribute to an important American poet.

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