A swansong for the millennium has just been written and none too soon; or rather, an evensong for late capitalism’s annihilation.
Taking His Chance: John Cage’s Diary
One of the minor ironies of the postwar avant-garde is that an artist so resolutely against personal expression and the myth of the inspired genius should become the focus of a cult of personality.
An Artist Transforms His Sketchbooks into a Story
Why does one publish a sketchbook? What unmoored narratives does an artist allow to be revealed, and what obligation does she have to collect her thoughts cohesively?
Capturing the Ganges River through Foggy Mists
New York-based photographer Caleb Cain Marcus traveled the 1,500 miles of the Ganges River, winding through India and Bangladesh and capturing life and landscapes around the river through fog and ethereal light.
Colorful Contemporary Art Books for Kids
“There are many art books for children that feature Old Masters work, which is great, but we wanted to go in a different direction,” Jessica Brown, creative director of Home Grown Books, said of the publisher’s new Mini Museum Series.
Artists Are Not Kale: A Gallery Management Guide’s Many Failures
The it-book of summer, we were told, was Management of Art Galleries by the self-proclaimed “art market expert, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author” Magnus Resch.
Math and Madness in a 1960s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ Illustrated by Dalí
In 1969, the Maecenas Press imprint of Random House published 2,700 copies of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, each chapter accompanied by one of 12 heliogravures by Salvador Dalí.
A Guide to What Replaced the Avant-garde Spaces of 20th-Century New York
Which art hubs of 20th century New York City are now sterilized condos, and where does the creative spirit remain?
Henry Howard, the Forgotten 19th-Century Architect of New Orleans
A three-decade exhumation to retrieve the forgotten career of one of the most influential 19th-century American architects was completed this June with the release of Henry Howard: Louisiana’s Architect.
The Enduring Relevance of Artists’ Books
Few books or critics have as astutely examined the history and predicted the evolution of artists’ books as Johanna Drucker does in The Century of Artists’ Books (1994).
5 Mini Reviews of Zines from the NY Art Book Fair
The 2015 edition of Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair opens to the public today and in anticipation we reviewed some of its standout offerings.
The Resurrection of a Lost 19th-Century Butterfly Manuscript
Titian Peale could have been the first major American lepidopterist, but instead his five decades of vibrant butterfly illustrations and research languished, unpublished until 130 years after his death.