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New Art Book Plays with Scale

by Allison Meier on October 1, 2014

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Big Art/Small Art by Tristan Manco, out later this month from Thames & Hudson, is an attempt to see what size means to art in the 21st century.

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“Fashion” can be characterized as many things: a business, a craft, a lifestyle. At its core, though, it’s a visual culture that embodies one very important quality: transfiguration.

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Contemporary Art’s Body Language

by John Seed on September 30, 2014

The Figure: Painting Drawing and Sculpture, Contemporary Perspectives

The Figure: Painting Drawing and Sculpture, Contemporary Perspectives has the look of a high-end coffee table decoration, but don’t judge this book just by its Martha Mayer Erlebacher cover.

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Is Norway an Artist Book Paradise?

by Lynn Maliszewski on September 26, 2014

Norway Focus: Kunstnerbøker takes place during the 2014 NY Art Book Fair

Norway, the enigmatic teardrop of a nation that crowns the Scandinavian peninsula, could be considered heaven or hell depending on whom you ask.

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Faith Wilding,

Despite being a craft dating back over 30,000 years, fiber work only started to get sculpturally experimental in a serious way in the 1960s and 70s.

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Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography by William A. Ewing

There’s never been much of a unified scene when it comes to capturing landscapes in art, but maybe more even than before artists are very experimental with how to show a stretch of space.

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Afton Wilky’s Clarity Speaks of a Crystal Sea (2014)

To immediately grasp the innovative nature of Afton Wilky’s debut volume Clarity Speaks of a Crystal Sea and to begin to appreciate its exploration of language’s materialities and its playful stretching of the conventions of the codex form, one need only consider its front cover.

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The Sacrificial Glory of the Soviet Space Dogs

by Allison Meier on September 17, 2014

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As companions in our centuries of wandering and settling, dogs have given their loyalty blindly, in both good and bad, as sacrifices to animal testing, as scouts to survivors on battlefields, as guardians to sleep by the door at night.

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Playground: Growing Up In The New York Underground by Paul Zone

Many of us probably remember our formative years sitting in class, taking the SATs and trying to lose our virginity. Few of us probably spent that time hanging out with Debbie Harry, playing Max’s Kansas City, or finding success in an underground band.

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How Not to Write About Women Artists

by Alex Heimbach on August 27, 2014

'Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman'

Gertrude Käsbeir and Rinko Kawauchi have two things in common: they’re women and they’re photographers.

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