Books

Post image for A Handy Beginner’s Guide to Urban Light Projection

The Center for Urban Intervention Research recently released its first printed book, A Manual for Urban Projection, to illustrate the potentials of projection, particularly in urban spaces, whether sanctioned or not.

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Post image for It’s Only Rock’n’Roll, But They Like It: New Books from Robert Christgau and Jessica Hopper

Recently, Time Out New York’s “Word on the Street” column offered this overheard snippet: “She’s never had sex and she doesn’t do drugs but she really loves rock’n’roll.”

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Post image for The ABC of Art Criticism: Some Recent How To’s

It has often been said that writing about art is like dancing about architecture. Nearly as often, it has also then been said: But I’m going to do it anyway.

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Post image for The Languages of Bernar Venet’s Conceptual Poetry

Since the outset of his career, Bernar Venet has been an inveterate experimentalist, an intrepid worker in a surprising variety of media. “People know my sculptures, of course,” he says, most likely referring to the monumental steel arcs that have garnered him international renown, “but they don’t know my paintings, my photographs, my films, my poetry and the music I have made.

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Barbara Henning (photo by Miranda Maher)

Poems preoccupied with geography, for the impatient reader, can feel less like landscapes and more like land mines to be avoided.

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Post image for Surreal Photographs of Chinese Amusement Parks in Hibernation

Italian photographer Stefano Cerio has captured ski resorts at night, empty cruise ships, drained water parks, and, most recently, the uncanny bleakness of China’s off-season amusement parks and other constructed entertainment.

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Post image for Transient Truths in Fragile Focus: Geoffrey O’Brien’s ‘In a Mist’

Geoffrey O’Brien — critic, columnist, essayist, editor-in-chief of The Library of America, and poet — is both a preservationist and an elegist, savoring what can be saved, acknowledging what will always be lost.

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Post image for Dusting Off Victorian Science Specimens, from Two-Faced Kittens to Slug Models

After 25 years of collecting contemporary art, George Loudon’s eye was caught by a display of 19th-century glass flowers at Harvard University.

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Post image for ‘The Divine’ and ‘The Realist’: The Diverging Worlds of Twin Comics Artists

The pristine linework of artist Tomer Hanuka is now featured in a slim new graphic novel from the NYC-based Israeli artist, along with his twin brother, Asaf, and writer/game designer Boaz Lavie.

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Post image for The Grainy Doom of the Apocalypse on Film

Whether a bang of nuclear annihilation or the slow creep of a pandemic, our potential end-of-world wastelands have their own bleak visual language.

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