In the gritty, sleepless streets of mid-century New York, Weegee photographed the cars crumpled like accordions, bodies dripping blood encircled by gawkers, and night cops hunched over the latest crime scene.
The selfie exists everywhere that people own smartphones. DIS Magazine’s #artselfie, published by Jean Boîte Éditions, attempts to freeze one aspect of this cultural moment — the art selfie — by parlaying its meaning into a gleaming, print-only book
Robert Moses was never elected to a major office in New York City, but he completely altered the topography of the metropolis through three decades of construction projects.
In Wagstaff: Before and After Mapplethorpe, Philip Gefter’s new biography of collector, curator, and market force Sam Wagstaff, the author argues that it was not only his subject’s life that was transformed by his relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.
Richard Kraft’s Here Comes Kitty: A Comic Opera explodes off the page.
Amidst the magical girls and sentient robots that dominate the Japanese graphic novels and comics known as manga, pockets of intrigue and eroticism lie.
A 30-year-old memory of a metal figure riddled with bullet holes, standing in the furrows of a German field, finally persuaded photographer Herlinde Koelbl to investigate what military training targets look like around the world.
Migrant appropriates the vertical, accordion-bound form of a pre-Colombian codex to tell of a Central American family’s freight train journey to the United States.
Have you ever had a supernatural experience, a moment unexplained by reason or logic that left you feeling as if a mysterious force was present?
Megan Mayhew Bergman’s short-story collection Almost Famous Women, I admit, would have caught my attention simply by its title, as I have an insatiable fascination with eccentric women in history.
This month the Smithsonian Libraries Artists’ Books Collection launched an online platform that unifies artists’ books from across several Smithsonian collections.
I can’t remember being so deeply frustrated by a book that I assumed I would like and find informative.