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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


A Revolution in Color by Jane Kamensky - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780393240016
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 4th, 2016

A Revolution In Color; the World of John Singleton Copley by Jane Kamensky is in a singular word; Revolutionary. This book defies category and beautifully renders a complicated man in a very complicated world (18th c. Colonies & England) in vivid terms. Kamensky literally wrings every hue of vermilion out of politics, emotions and artistic endeavor. Bravo! ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies by Ross King - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781632860125
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 6th, 2016

Nirvana for Art Lovers!! Once again, King takes the creative process and explores it in a thrilling account of inspiration and sheer hard work. A pure delight!! ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Peacock & Vine: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny by A. S. Byatt - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781101947470
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Published: Knopf - August 2nd, 2016

A beautiful portrait of William Morris & Mariano Fortuny. Someone I did not know enough about - as always, beautifully written. Highly Recommended. ~ Reviewed by Maeve Noonan


Hold Still

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ISBN: 9780316247757
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 26th, 2016

Sally Mann may perhaps best known from her collection of photographs entitled Immediate Family, a collection of nude black and white photos of her children. This memoir is the raw footage of her life so far and what a grand treasure it is.

Narrated with such grace, humor, honesty and sometimes wonder, Sally Mann revisits all the corners of her life - from her quite literally wild childhood, to the fierce passions of her marriage, photography, motherhood, and connection to land and horses. The lonely and meticulous process of producing art and the consequences of public scrutiny are quite vivid in this memoir, as well as the terror of notoriety. But what resonates most of all is her wise and peaceful resolve. Clearly, these are valuable life stories from an artist who dares to be original and by doing so has arrived at herself. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


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