Author Malcolm Russell’s novel approach to history — finding it as it washes up on the riverbanks — makes the past seem very much alive.
Architectural drawings were limited to mostly monochrome in Europe until color appeared in the 17th century.
A lavishly illustrated, fascinating book explores the resurgence of Venetian glass and the ways it influenced American ideas about taste and beauty.
An art historian and food and wine writer, Leonard Barkan roves from Pompeiian mosaics to Bible passages to Shakespearean plays in search of food and drink.
Weems’s essay is excerpted from Ways of Hearing: Reflections on Music in 26 Pieces.
From Leonardo to Rembrandt, artists were drawn to these soft and glowing forms.
“Nature’s Palette” reproduces the groundbreaking color systems and illustrates them with lush engravings.
William E. Wallace excavates a lesser-known but crucial final chapter of the artist’s approximately 75-year career.
Careful and yet compellingly fresh in its approach, Painting by Numbers offers a new kind of methods book.
Prosaic and profound, Horn’s book “Island Zombie” feels like standing before art again.
Here’s a sneak peek of the artist’s previously unknown writings from 1955, to be published by Princeton University Press this month.
Considering the evidence of yellow’s constant fluctuation in and out of favor, it is curious to see author Michel Pastoureau wonder if it could be “the color of the future.”