Books

'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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Post image for Haida Master Carver Charles Edenshaw Finally Gets His Due

With incredible precision through a diversity of materials, Charles Edenshaw evoked the beauty of traditional Haida art at a time when this First Nations culture was on the precipice of disappearing.

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Brecht Vandenbroucke's 'White Cube'

Making comics about the art world is an excellent idea. And so, the premise of Brecht Vandenbroucke’s White Cube is full of promise.

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Post image for A Chaotic Compendium of the World’s Depravity

No matter where French photographer Antoine d’Agata travels, he finds the same festering vein of marginalized depravity.

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Post image for Architecture That Doesn’t Only Live in Nature But Is Made of It

Inspired by bird nests or vanishing building techniques, architecture based on natural materials is an expanding focus in both sculpture garden and urban landscape.

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Gary Wragg,

In 1978, the esteemed British curator Bryan Robertson saw fit to compare the promise of painter Gary Wragg’s emergent career with that of the young Jackson Pollock. It is a comparison lent some weight by the fact that Robertson had written a monograph and organized a major exhibition devoted to Pollock’s work when he was Director of London’s Whitechapel Gallery.

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Bruce Kurland,

Ever since viewing what turned out to be the final solo show of Bruce Kurland (1938-2013), at the Victoria Munroe Gallery in New York City in 1990, I have been haunted by his intimate oil paintings.

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Post image for Man of Letters: Ray Johnson Art in Motion

While the increased availability of Ray Johnson’s letters, notes, and statements subtilizes our understanding of this legendarily well-connected yet enigmatic artist, his flattened logorrheia is also just fun to read.

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Post image for Dispatches from the Gateways to Death Valley

Two rural communities have ominously declared themselves the “Gateway to Death Valley” — Baker, California and Beatty, Nevada — each isolated as the last stop before miles of harsh landscape.

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Adrain Chesser,

There is a loose tribe living at nature’s margins in the United States, slaughtering goats raised by hand at Idaho’s Lost River and picking cherries growing wild in California’s Marble Mountain Wilderness.

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