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

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ISBN: 9781419718625
Published: Harry N. 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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ISBN: 9781588396655
Availability: Out of Print
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
Availability: Backordered
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


Duchamp's Last Day by Marcel Duchamp - Book Review

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$12.95
ISBN: 9781941701874
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Published: David Zwirner Books - November 20th, 2018

Minutes after revolutionary artist Marcel Duchamp died, his longtime friend and collaborator Man Ray took his picture. Using its example, this small gem of a book asks: can death--and, by extension life--be art? The best book about art I've read in years--it will stay with you long after reading it. ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


Bauhaus. Updated Edition by Magdalena Droste - Book Review

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$70.00
ISBN: 9783836572828
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 1-5 Business Days
Published: Taschen - January 29th, 2019

A beautiful book devoted to the revolutionary and still influential Bauhaus movement. The Bauhaus revolutionized interior design, typography, architecture, pedagogy and contributed to much that we today recognize as the modern style. This gorgeous book, updated and revised to mark the Bauhaus's centenary is full of style! Coffee pots, theatrical costumes, book design, houses, furniture, textiles not to mention paintings and photographs. Gropius, Moholy-Nagy, Albers, Klee, Kandinsky, Mies van der Rohe ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris by Leah Dickerman - Book Review

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By Leah Dickerman (Editor), Dorothea Dietrich (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Brigid Doherty (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$29.95
ISBN: 9780894683138
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Published: National Gallery of Art, Washington/D.A.P. - March 1st, 2008

The supreme book of the nihilist and hilarious art movement. The single best survey of Dada art based on a great exhibition chronologically and geographically organized. There are the famous pieces that still pack a punch and a laugh like Duchamp’s Fountain, Oppenheim’s Breakfast in Fur, and Hausman’s Zeitgeist, but also plenty of great things to discover like the collage on the back cover—George Grosz’s Remember Uncle August, the Unhappy Inventor. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


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