In his new book, Tyler Green argues that landscape was Emerson’s method of glorifying territories shaped and bordered by White men.
100 Women Street Photographers Freeze the Exquisitely Mundane
A new book compiles unstaged public photographs by 100 artists of all ages, hailing from 31 countries spanning Ghana to Iran.
28 Years of Miranda July, Master of Self-Fashioning
Titled simply Miranda July, Prestel’s excellent new “mid-career retrospective” of the artist highlights July’s enduring interest in the very darkest aspects of human existence.
A New Book Culls the Favorite Museum Pieces of World-Famous Artists
For It Speaks to Me, Jori Finkel asked 50 artists, from Marina Abramović to David Hockney, “to discuss a museum piece that intrigues or inspires them from their hometown.”
An Art Critic’s Independent Gaze
Michael Glover takes nothing for granted in his art criticism; he is not dogmatic, nor does he seem to have axe to grind.
A Graphic Memoir About Growing Up with Modernist Playgrounds
Julia Jacquette’s Playground of My Mind is a graphic memoir of growing up with the modernist playgrounds of Manhattan, and how their concrete geometries influenced her later art.
Build a Miniature Brutalist London Out of Paper
By crafting tiny paper replicas of brutalist London buildings, the design studio Zupagrafika encourages a better appreciation for concrete architecture.
The Contemporary Geoglyphs of a Globe-Spanning Art Project
Since 1999, Australian artist Andrew Rogers has traveled the seven continents creating modern geoglyphs with local populations, representing symbols significant to the area’s culture with indigenous stone.
A Photographer’s Two-Year Journey to Document Sacred Cows
There’s a beauty in the bovine’s domesticated body that inspired Daniel Naudé to spend two years taking portraits of cows.
On the Origin of Emoji
A new book published by Prestel explores the history of emoji and its rise as a global communication phenomenon.
The Relics of Victorian Natural History in Eye-Popping Stereoscope
Natural history storerooms are a bit like drowned Noah’s Arks, with specimens from every realm of the animal world posthumously preserved.
Art Nouveau’s Deep Sea Muse
Art Nouveau’s organic shapes surfaced thanks to some underwater inspiration.