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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
 
Edward Hopper, Night Window, 1928. Oil on canvas, 29 x 34 inches. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of John Hay Whitney
Irish-honed literary skills placed at service of cosmopolitan visual culture ...
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
 
A detail of a painting by Carol Rhodes reproduced in the book under review. (Construction Site, 2003)
New monograph published by Skira Editore ...
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
 
Cover of the book under review. Image courtesy of the publisher.
A look at eight years of writing by Bob Nickas. ...
 

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Barry Schwabsky photographed by Mathias Augustyniak Poetry Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2009 © M/M (Paris)

Perceptual Inventory: A New Anthology by Barry Schwabsky


The poet-critic’s recent writing for The Nation is collected by Verso.

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Jim DIne

Complicated Ventures: Jim Dine’s Poems


“a seamless controlling ear gives them weight and authenticity”

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Cover of the book under review. Courtesy of La Fábrica.

“No doubt she’s in control”: A New Niki de Saint Phalle Monograph


An oft-overlooked and misunderstood painter and sculptor gets a close look by the Guggenheim Bilbao

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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In the Beginning was the Image: Julian Bell and Archie Rand Paint the Bible


“What’s the right visual style for presenting Christian or Jewish texts? “

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

cover of "Rembrandt" by Tancred Borenius, Phaidon Classics, 2015

The Classics: “New” from Phaidon, Early Titles on the Old Masters


In conversation with Diane Fortenberry, Senior Editor at Phaidon Press

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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A Holy Grail: Edmund de Waal’s Pilgrimage in Porcelain


The White Road: Journey into an Obsession is his new book

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Pistoletto

A Broader View of Sculpture: Two Books by Artists on the Perception of their Medium


The Elements of Sculpture by Herbert George and The Cardiff Tapes by Garth Evans

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

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“I Build Ruins”: Charles Simonds and the Dwellings of his Little People


His new memoir, Dwelling, is published by Walther König

Friday, December 25th, 2015

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Carnival Fun-House: Alva Noë’s Strange Tools


Reviewer to philosopher: Check your privilege

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Susan Bee, Recalculating, 2010. Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and A.I.R. Gallery.

Working Together: A New Book on Words and Art


An anthology of essays on poet-artist collaborations, recently published by Cuneiform Press.