We know precious little about the painter’s life, and we know even less about his work’s meaning. A new book argues that the artist wanted it that way.
The Silly, Sexy, and Serious Wigs That Made History
“The Wig: A Hairbrained History” explores the wig as a tool for gender bending, seduction, and disguise in a collection of fanciful short essays.
The Curiosity Corporation that Defined Colonialism
Rich with meticulous archival detail and more than 200 years of the East India Company’s history, Company Curiosities provides little in the way of argument or critical intervention, leaving the reader to interpret its vast expanse of material.