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.
“this isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”
In the Beat Generation tribe, Robert Frank was the odd man out.
“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
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.
“A corrective look at Leonardo’s first 27 professional years when he was snubbed, struggled, and departed Florence thwarted and penniless.”
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.
“a remarkable job of taming a wealth of loony and preposterous Dalian information into a fun, well presented, and entirely manageable package.”
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.
Gerhard Richter is a painter.
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.
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
“Ross King does an exemplary job of bringing Claude Monet back to life.”
Rachel Corbett is editor of Modern Painter magazine and her arts coverage appears in The New Yorker and The New York Times.
“an entirely convincing portrait of an entirely unconventional and brilliant individual.”
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
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.
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.
This is the second in a series of books profiling Magnum photographers, the powerhouse that probably changed photography and photographers forever.
Call it an appreciation, a gathering, a do-it-yourself biography, what this amounts to is an authentic tribute to an important American poet.
In a blend of history, memoir, and travelogue, renowned ceramicist Edmund de Waal invites readers, artists, art critics, and the curious into his obsession with clay and its beauty from its genesis
Cindy Sherman is a unique artist whose photography distinguishes itself by her presence both in front of and behind the camera, as photographer and model, director and actor.
“This is a book to be inhaled not just read.”
“behind-the-scenes life of a working performer . . .”
“. . . the kind of book that provides endless possibilities in terms of multiple readings as it is a timeline, a diary, a love letter to the designer’s career.”