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Landscapes: John Berger on Art - Book Review

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By John Berger, Tom Overton (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781784785840
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Published: Verso - November 1st, 2016

This nearly half-century’s worth of essays is a portrait of the man in full: art - Cubism, drawing, the Renaissance; writers - Joyce, Garcia Marquez; reports from Palestine and other travels; and some of the most electric prose you’ll ever read, crackling with intellectual energy. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Krazy: George Herriman, a Life in Black and White by Michael Tisserand - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780061732997
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Published: Harper - December 6th, 2016

Before The Far Side, Doonesbury and Pearls Before Swine, Krazy Kat was the hippest comic strip around. This brilliant biography is the saga of its enigmatic creator, George Herriman. An African-American who “passed” as white, he fashioned a work of art on a weekly basis as surreal, hilarious, touching and ultimately American as jazz.

~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


The Vanishing Velazquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece by Laura Cumming - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781476762180
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Published: Scribner - November 8th, 2016

This is a great whodunnit & where did it go? It reads like a novel. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


People Knitting: A Century of Photographs by Barbara Levine - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616893927
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Published: Princeton Architectural Press - October 4th, 2016

We all know at least one serious knitter but would you buy that person a book of patterns? Too risky. This book is perfect. A wonderful collection of photos dating from the 1860s to the 1960s of all kinds of people in the act of knitting. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


Walk Through Walls: A Memoir by Marina Abramović - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781101905043
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 25th, 2016

One expects the life behind peformance artist Abramović's stunning work to be as exciting and provocative – but this biography exceeds expectations. From childhood in Yugoslavia to worldwide acclaim, she traces her life and work with inviting frankness: you can both admire the artist and chat with the woman. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Turner by Franny Moyle - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780735220928
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Published: Penguin Press - October 25th, 2016

A sparkling, engrossing personal and political biography rather than a technical analysis. Turner was an iconoclast, a self-promoter, an innovator; many thought him a genius, others a madman. Well-known, commercially successful, his secret personal life was tumultuous and distressing. With 51 illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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