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
"This is a very smart and soulful book. Jesse McCarthy is a terrific essayist." —Zadie Smith
New York Times • "New Books to Watch For in March"
A supremely talented young critic’s essays on race and culture, from Toni Morrison to trap, herald the arrival of a major new voice in American letters.
A dazzling biography of one of the twentieth century's most respected painters, Helen Frankenthaler, as she came of age as an artist in postwar New York
"A fresh, energetic voice with a brilliant mind to power it," brings readers an endlessly inventive, intimate, and provocative memoir-in-essays that celebrates the strange and exquisite state of falling in love--whether with a painting or a person--and interweaves incisive commentary on modern life, feminism, art and sex with the author's own experiences of obsession, heartbreak, and past tr
An authoritative history of art history from its medieval origins to its modern predicaments
From a world-renowned painter, an exploration of creativity’s quintessential—and often overlooked—role in the spiritual life
"Makoto Fujimura is the rare artist whose life has something of the same purifying and galvanizing force of his work.
The fiftieth anniversary edition of the essay that is now recognized as the first major work of feminist art theory—published together with author Linda Nochlin’s reflections three decades later.
From New York Times bestselling author Karl Ove Knausgaard comes a collection of ambitious, remarkably erudite essays on art, literature, culture, and philosophy.
Blending memoir and social critique, elegantly written essays explore a world that feels different, from Brexit and Trump to #MeToo and the death of parents.
This book merges memoir and social critique in an original fashion. By combining personal observations with a general systemic analysis, it seeks to propose a new genre of writing.
How to Design the World: Working Without Solutions
Contemporary art has never been so popular - but the art world is changing. In a landscape of increasing globalization there is growing interest in questions over the nature of contemporary art today, and the identity of who is controlling its future.