As a free, powerful, and unpredictable woman, the witch has long been a crucible for mainstream society’s darkest fears.
New Frida Kahlo Monograph Moves Beyond Individual Genius Narrative
Three art historians put the focus back on Kahlo’s artistic output.
An Enchanting Visual History of Astrology
Introduced in Mesopotamia some 2,500 years ago, astrology continues to fascinate poets, writers, and artists.
Andy Warhol’s Defiant Hopes for Queer Art
In an essay in “Andy Warhol: Love, Sex, and Desire,” out from TASCHEN, Gopnik argues that Warhol had good reason to believe that daring gay imagery was where art ought to have been heading.
Is George Herriman the Greatest American Visual Artist?
Out of seemingly meager materials, Herriman created a complete world, a place where nothing ever changes and where his characters never develop, yet his sense of humor is almost infallible.
With His Camera, Lewis W. Hine Changed How We See American Labor
Lewis W. Hine. America at Work, a new book from Taschen, chronicles Lewis W. Hine’s early 20th-century career photographing the problems and triumphs of labor.
How the Evolution of Graphic Design Lines Up with Historical Events
Covering the span of 1890 to 1959, A Visual History of Graphic Design illustrates design advancements alongside historical events, from the founding of Pepsi-Cola to the stock market crash.
Andy Warhol’s Whimsical Drawings Before He Went Pop
A new book collects Warhol’s early hand-drawn illustrations and accompanying texts, reproduced faithfully and filled with wit and whimsy.
The Rise of Paleoart, and the Artist’s Role in Our Visions of Dinosaurs
Paleoart: Visions of the Prehistoric Past, 1830-1980 argues for the art history importance of dinosaur illustrations, as they shape our understanding of this extinct world through the visual culture of the present.
The Unflinching Sensuality of Ren Hang’s Photographs
The young artist, who died last month at age 29, is the subject of a new monograph from TASCHEN.
The Persistence of Hunger: Dalí’s Dissatisfying Cookbook
Salvador Dalí’s 1973 cookbook, now reprinted by Taschen, doesn’t seem to know what Surrealist cuisine is.
Getting Closer to Vermeer with Three New Books on the Artist
Vermeer died twice. The first time was in 1675, after the Dutch art market collapsed.