A ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human
“Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.”—Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen
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"Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin
Perfect for readers of Women in Clothes, this beautifully designed philosophical guide to fashion explores art, literature, and film to uncover the hidden meaning of a well-chosen wardrobe.
Reflections on the cultural and political complexities of translation in global contemporary artistic practices.
How the approaches and methods of think tanks--including systems theory, operational research, and cybernetics--paved the way for a peculiar genre of midcentury modernism.
The latest book in a series that seeks to illuminate Francis Bacon’s art and motivations and open up fresh and stimulating ways of understanding his paintings.
This new biographical look at Leonardo da Vinci explores the Renaissance master's groundbreaking portrayal of women which forever changed the way the female form is depicted.$26.95ISBN: 9781324005704Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - May 12th, 2020
"One of the finest writers of the new nonfiction" (Harper’s Bazaar) explores the role of art in our tumultuous modern era.
In this remarkable, inspiring collection of essays, acclaimed writer and critic Olivia Laing makes a brilliant case for why art matters, especially in the turbulent political weather of the twenty-first century.$18.00ISBN: 9781732932821Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scuppernong Editions - January 1st, 2020
Everything is Personal, Notes on Now is a collage of hybrid narratives that begin with the stunning events of November 2016 and challenge Stone to feel good when everything is bad.$24.95ISBN: 9780500545133Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Thames & Hudson - February 11th, 2020
A new, compact edition of Sean Scully’s photographs, featuring horizontal and vertical shards of limestone that echo his painted work and reveal a creative process best expressed through abstract shapes.$24.00ISBN: 9781503611375Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Stanford University Press - March 3rd, 2020
Photography and Its Shadow argues that the invention of photography marked a rupture in our relation to the world and what we see in it. The dominant theoretical and artistic paradigm for understanding the invention has been the tracing of shadows.$40.00ISBN: 9780300247466Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Yale University Press - March 17th, 2020A stunning look at the profound impact of the jet plane on the mid-century aesthetic, from Disneyland to Life magazine
Vanessa R. Schwartz engagingly presents the jet plane’s power to define a new age at a critical moment in the mid-20th century, arguing that the craft’s speed and smooth ride allowed people to imagine themselves living in the future.