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Matt Freedman, excerpt from Relatively Indolent But Relentless: A Cancer Treatment Journal, 2014.
David Brody on Matt Freedman’s dark, comic, and touching memoir of recovery from cancer. ...
 
Barry Schwabsky. Photo credit to follow
“Schwabsky is a master of concision” ...
 
cover of book under review. Chris Johanson, Survey by Bob Nickas, Interview by Corrina Peipon, Focus by Julie Deamer, writings by Chris Johanson, £35 / €49.95 / $59.95, Phaidon 2013, www.phaidon.com
The first comprehensive survey of the “underground” artist ...
 


Anders Zorn, After the Bath, 1895. Oil on canvas, 21 x 14 inches. National Museum, Stockholm

“To steal its secret and beauty”: Anders Zorn, Sweden’s Underrated Master of Naturalism


Major monograph is from Rizzoli


Eric Fischl, Self-Portrait: An Unfinished Work, 2011. Oil on linen, 84 x 108 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery

Too Sincere To Be Ironical: Eric Fischl, Bad Boy


A review of his autobiography


Cover of the book under discussion

The Early Developmental Stage: A Dialogue on the Contemporary Chinese Art World with Author Karen Smith


Her latest book is As Seen 2011: Notable Artworks by Chinese Artists


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Life with a Dolphin: A Memoir from Mrs. Clement Greenberg


“A Complicated Marriage: My Life With Clement Greenberg” by Janice Van Horne


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In Fashionable Flower: Lee Friedlander’s Mannequins


Reflections of the clamorous streetscape invade the dummies’ glamorous domains


Excerpt from "Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama" by Alison Bechdel. Copyright © 2012 by Alison Bechdel. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

“I can’t help you. You’re on your own”: Alison Bechdel’s Graphic Memoir


Are Your My Mother? is the much-awaited sequel to Fun Home


Photograph of David Park at his Easel, 1958, by Imogen Cunningham. Reproduced in Helen Park Bigelow’s book reviewed in this article

David Park: “The Colors Took My Gaze for a Ride”


Two  biographies, one just out, of the key Bay Area Figurative painter.


Diane Arbus, Untitled (6), 1970-71 © The Estate of Diane Arbus

Rough Empathy: The Photographs of Diane Arbus


Aperture and other fine book purveyors can now be found at PS1′s New York Art Book Fair.


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Pharmacy or Farm: Phaidon Hedges Bets


Two contemporary art surveys experiment with format models: encyclopedia and newspaper


Anish Kapoor, Mother as Mountain, 1985. Wood, gesso and pigment 140 × 275 × 105 cm. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

The Yorkshire Connection: Books on British Sculpture


Titles on John Skeaping, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Caro, Anish Kapoor and Thomas Houseago.