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Notes From the Shire: Edward Hopper and Us

 

 

He was America's painter of social distancing. Edward Hopper brought poetry to people removed from each other. He gave them dignity, value, and, in their isolation, awareness that while seemingly apart, we are never alone.

Edward Hopper 1000 Piece Puzzle Cover Image
By Galison, Edward Hopper (By (artist))
$16.99
ISBN: 9780735353534
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Published: Galison - January 16th, 2018

Edward Hopper: A Fresh Look on Landscape Cover Image
By Edward Hopper (Artist), Ulf Küster (Editor), Ulf Küster (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$68.00
ISBN: 9783775746540
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Published: Hatje Cantz - April 7th, 2020

Finding Dora Maar: An Artist, an Address Book, a Life by Brigitte Benkemoun - Book Review

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By Brigitte Benkemoun, Jody Gladding (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9781606066591
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Published: Getty Publications - May 19th, 2020

Finding Dora Maar, a bestseller last year in France and translated lucidly into English by Vermonter Jody Gladding, is a delicious work of biography, memoir, detective narrative and cultural history. Benkemoun bought on eBay a vintage Hermes diary for her husband. When it arrived, she found inside an address book with entries for Cocteau, Chagall, Giacometti, Poulenc, Balthus, Éluard, Breton, Brassaï, Lacan—an exhaustive list of the giants of Parisian modernism. Through some detective work, Benkemoun discovers that its previous owner was none other than Dora Maar, Picasso’s “weeping woman.” In 1920’s Paris Maar was a brilliant young Surrealist photographer before she became Picasso’s official mistress, and her anguished portraits became some of the most recognizable of Picasso’s paintings, forever eclipsing her own efforts in photography and painting. This gripping book charts Dora’s life--the bright beginning of her artistic career, her masochistic relationship with the brilliant and cruel Picasso, and her late reactionary years of seclusion— brilliantly through the entries of her address book forming a constellation of the lives of the Parisian avant garde. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


The Heart: Frida Kahlo in Paris by Marc Petitjean - Book Review

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By Marc Petitjean, Adriana Hunter (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781590519905
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Published: Other Press - April 9th, 2020

Frida Kahlo brought to blazing life. Shortly before World War II, she made her only trip to Paris and had brief affairs with, among others, the author's father. Kahlo's experience helped her break free from her husband, Diego Rivera, and become one of the 20th Century's most iconic artists.


The Life and Love of the Sea by Lewis Blackwell - Book Review

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$50.00
ISBN: 9781419718625
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Published: Abrams - October 6th, 2015

A big, nostalgic, visual love poem to the sea—an ode to the oceans of the world. Gorgeous seascapes and really dynamic shots of penguins, whales, seals, and coral. Blackwell peppers in his insights and reflections on being in and near the ocean. I love this book! ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated by John Carpenter - Book Review

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$65.00
ISBN: 9781588396655
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Published: Metropolitan Museum of Art - March 26th, 2019

Not only is The Tale of Genji a cornerstone of Japanese literature, but also has inspired some of the most beautiful works in the history of art. This book and its exhibit are an experience not to be missed. ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


Hilma AF Klint: Paintings for the Future by Hilma Af Klint - Book Review

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By Hilma Af Klint (Artist), Tracey Bashkoff (Editor), Tracey Bashkoff (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$65.00
ISBN: 9780892075430
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Published: Guggenheim Museum - October 23rd, 2018

This groundbreaking exhibit at the Guggenheim was fascinating in person and is fascinating in this book. af Klint is an unsung hero of twentieth century art, and this book finally gives her abstractions the spotlight they deserve. Beautiful stuff. ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


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